OvensMurrayFNl22 squarev2ABC News | The president of a country football club that lost last year's grand final to a team that breached salary cap rules says harsh penalties could crush teams run by volunteers.

 It comes after Wangaratta Magpies Football and Netball Club was fined $28,000 and stripped of its 2022 premiership flag for salary cap breaches.

Yarrawonga Pigeons club president Ross Mulquiney said there needed to be some sort of punishment for breaches but questioned the impacts such a fine would have on the club and others that potentially faced it.

"On one hand we're handing out [almost] $30,000 in fines and on the other hand, we're looking at how do we keep these clubs alive," he said.

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