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Capital Football to review ban on parents at under-12s match

Capital Football will make a final decision on Monday on whether an under-12s lockout will go ahead after parents called for a review of the ban.

Canberra FC and Canberra Olympic are scheduled to play in next weekend's final round of the season behind closed doors at Deakin Stadium following a violent encounter between the two sides in June.

A fight erupted between two players before the parent of the Olympic player allegedly ran onto the field and grabbed the 11-year-old FC player by the throat.

This prompted the parent of the FC boy to run out to defend his son, shoulder charging the other parent before he was then hit from behind by another spectator.

It resulted in the FC player getting a seven-week suspension, his father getting a six-week ban from attending games and the Olympic parent getting 12 weeks.

Capital Football decided to have a lockout for the return leg, but both clubs' parents have been lobbying to be allowed to watch their children play in the final game of the season before finals.

One suggested compromise is to allow the parents to watch from inside the Deakin clubhouse.

Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid expects the lockout to go ahead as planned.

"Monday we'll make a decision about what will happen, we need to wait to hear from Canberra FC on a number of things," she said on Friday.

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