Indecency will not stop coach
A FORMER prominent football player and selector who was banned from working with children after indecently assaulting a female wedding guest while drunk will be able to coach junior rugby league.
The NSW Children’s Guardian banned the fatherof-three from working with children in July last year after he pleaded guilty to an act of indecency.
The NSW Civil and Administration Tribunal heard the former player, who cannot be named, was a real estate agent while also working as a league selector since 2008.
The man had pleaded to one count of assault with an act of indecency, which occurred in 2015, when he, the victim and her husband had booked into a wedding venue.
While in bed with her husband, the victim claimed she felt the man’s hand on her inner thigh and found he was lying on the ground beside her. The man later apologised. In applying for an enabling order to allow him to continue working as a coach, the tribunal was given evidence which confirmed there had been no complaints or disciplinary proceedings against him since becoming a selector.