Ex BL&G footy star charged with assault

A STAR former local footballer has been charged with aggravated assault in relation to the incident that saw him sacked from the Willaston Football Club ahead of the Barossa, Light & Gawler season.

Josh Glenn, a former Gold Coast Suns and Central District footballer in the AFL and SANFL, respectively, was recruited by Willaston over the pre-season, having previously played at the Donnybrooks in 2016.

However, last month the club told Glenn, 24, and fellow recruit Curtis Marks – who had joined from Gumeracha this off-season – they were no longer welcome at the club after being involved in an alleged altercation at a Gawler establishment.

Police have confirmed that two men were arrested following an investigation into an alleged assault at a Gawler licensed premises just before midnight on Friday, March 2.

The victim sustained a broken nose during the incident, according to the police.

Police confirmed a 24-yearold Elizabeth Grove man and a 21-year-old Willaston man were arrested and charged with aggravated assault causing harm and both received police bail to appear in

the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday, April 30.

Despite being released on bail, Glenn played in the SANFL reserves at the weekend, debuting for the Norwood Football Club.

Willaston Football Club president Kieran Sankey reiterated the club’s position that the pair was asked to leave because they’d failed to live up to the expectations the Donnybrooks have of their players.

“The players’ conduct was not up to the standards of the Willaston Football Club, as we are a community organisation,” he said.

 

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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