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Fremantle Football Club statement

Fremantle recruit Shane Yarran appeared in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today where he pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from an incident in Leederville last month.

The 27-year-old was fined a total of $800 on one count of disorderly behaviour in public and one count of fail to obey an order given by police.

The charges resulted from an incident where police initially issued Yarran with a move on notice, which police alleged he ignored.

In addition to the fine imposed by the court today, the club has also imposed its own sanction on Yarran, which was done in accordance with the AFL Players’ Code of Conduct.

The club imposed sanction includes Yarran undertaking an ongoing counselling program and completing a period of volunteer work with a suitable community organisation.

As part of the sanction, the club is also considering a financial penalty for Yarran.

“Shane informed the club as soon as possible about the matter at the time,” general manager of football operations Chris Bond said.

“He genuinely regretted his actions on the night, he has apologised for his behaviour and pleaded guilty to the two charges at the first opportunity.”

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