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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 newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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