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.