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EX-AFL player convicted of assault appointed nation coach

Updated December 01, 2015 06:52:40

A country Victorian football club has gone to ground following announcing the appointment of disgraced former AFL star Nick Stevens as its senior coach.

Stevens was discovered guilty in January of assault, threats to kill and intentionally causing injury to his ex-companion while they had been dating in 2012 and 2013.

He has appealed against the eight-month jail sentence handed down and is on bail.

The former Port Adelaide and Carlton player was coaching SANFL club Glenelg in 2014 but was sacked soon after he was located guilty.

But the Red Cliffs Football Netball Club announced it had appointed Stevens as coach, the day right after White Ribbon day, a campaign to avoid violence against girls.

“Red Cliffs Football Netball Club are very excited to have Nick on board and are searching forward to him bringing his skills and expertise to the club for each senior and junior club improvement,” it mentioned in a statement.

Former Sydney Swans player Luke Ablett mentioned on Twitter he had asked the club on its Facebook web page no matter whether it had forgotten about Stevens’ domestic violence convictions.

He mentioned three comments he created on the club’s web page had been deleted.

The club, the premiership team in the Sunraysia Football Netball League, has not responded to the ABC’s requests for comment.

Nick Stevens runs the ball for Carlton Photo: Stevens played for Carlton and Port Adelaide among 1998-2009. (Getty Photos: Mark Dadswell, file photo)

League president Pat Curran stated judgement of the situation must be reserved until the appeal was heard.

“It demands to be considered that the legal process still hasn’t finished, the man is nevertheless literally a free citizen and whilst I’m certain Red Cliffs would not condone domestic violence in any way, shape or kind, this individual has to be given the opportunity to continue his life in the mean time,” Mr Curran stated.

“I feel they’ve most likely realised that it was the incorrect time to announce that and so they’re almost certainly a bit bashful about it.

“[I feel] they are a bit hesitant to speak out any far more in case factors are interpreted in the wrong manner.

“I do not know when they’ll talk about it, but quickly I suppose.”

Stevens played 231 AFL games at Port Adelaide and Carlton in between 1998-2009, and also coached Gippsland Energy in the Below 18s TAC Cup.

Stevens’ appeal is listed to be heard in the County Court next July.

Subjects: law-crime-and-justice, australian-football-league, rural, domestic-violence, red-cliffs-3496, vic

1st posted December 01, 2015 06:47:27

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Two guys detained after severe assault in Adelaide

Posted November 30, 2015 20:28:14

Map: Adelaide 5000

A man is in a essential situation right after being assaulted by three men at the rear of a block of units in Adelaide.

Police mentioned he was assaulted behind the units on Carrington Street in the city’s CBD about three:30pm.

He received “serious injuries” in the assault and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a vital situation.

Police have detained two males after browsing the area and finding the suspects nearby.

They mentioned positive lines of enquiry had been being followed to uncover a third suspect.

Topics: crime, police, law-crime-and-justice, adelaide-5000

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Former Malaysian diplomat pleads guilty to NZ indecent assault

Posted November 30, 2015 14:50:01

A former Malaysian diplomat has pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of a New Zealand lady, with a court hearing he burst into her bedroom naked from the waist down.

Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail was a military attache at Malaysia’s Wellington embassy when the incident happened final year, and the case triggered outrage when he fled to his homeland citing diplomatic immunity.

Rizalman was ultimately extradited to face the New Zealand courts and had pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and burglary.

But as his trial starting on Monday, the original charges have been dismissed when the 39-year-old admitted one count of indecent assault against Wellington lady Tania Billingsley.

Rizalman’s lawyer Donald Stevens cited extenuating situations such as mental illness, though prosecutors contest this.

A summary of information study out to the court stated that on Might 9 last year, Ms Billingsley was at property in Brooklyn, the Wellington suburb exactly where the Malaysian embassy is located, when she heard a knock on her bedroom door.

Rizalman then entered wearing no trousers or underpants. She screamed and struggled with him, managing to push him out of the residence just before calling police.

Mr Stevens said Rizalman told police the pair had been to the cinema together that day. The summary of details did not specify regardless of whether Ms Billingsley agreed with that claim.

Prosecutor Grant Burston mentioned specialists would be named to dispute Rizalman’s argument that he was mentally unwell, saying his behaviour was far more consistent with “cannabis use and anxiousness”.

Rizalman sat quietly in the dock as an interpreter explained proceedings to him.

Indecent assault carries a maximum jail term of seven years in New Zealand.

Judge David Collins said a hearing into disputed elements of the case would take spot on Friday, ahead of sentencing.

He said if a home detention sentence was imposed, and he stressed it was only a possibility, Rizalman may be allowed to serve it at the Malaysian embassy.

AFP

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