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Alleged assault at ‘Burgh soccer match

POLICE have charged a man over a violent assault on a rival player during a soccer match at Helensburgh last month.
A physical altercation broke out between two opposing players during the match between the Wollongong University ‘Diggers’ and Helensburgh ‘Ground Hogs’ at Rex Jackson Oval, Helensburgh, on Saturday June 30.
During the incident, one of the players allegedly punched the other to the head.
The alleged victim, a 28-year-old television journalist, underwent treatment at Wollongong Hospital for two fractures to his jaw, broken teeth and facial injuries.
Wollongong police have been conducting inquiries into the incident.
Earlier today a 21-year-old man attended Wollongong Police Station and was taken into custody.
He was charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm and conditionally bailed to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday August 14.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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