Essendon Football Club has today been fined $200,000 after pleading guilty to two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The Club has also been ordered to pay costs of $20,000 by the Melbourne Magistrates Court.
“We understand this is a very serious matter and take responsibility for the governance failings of the Club during 2011-2012,” Essendon Chairman Lindsay Tanner said.
"We are a vastly different Essendon Football Club compared to 2012, and we have implemented significant governance, compliance and integrity reforms across our organisation."
The Club will not make any further comment.