Official Statement – Incident 28 April

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Bankstown Football is aware of an incident resulting in the serious assault of a referee at one of its matches at Padstow Park on Friday, 28 April.
It has been alleged that the perpetrator of the assault is a suspended player. Both teams came to the aid of the referee on the night.
As it is now a Police matter, Bankstown Football is unable to comment any further on this incident until the Police investigation is completed.
Bankstown Football is fully co-operating with the Police on this matter.
Bankstown Football has also commenced its own investigation into this matter and will follow its Judiciary Regulations and processes.
Following the incident, the Greenacre Eagles FC have requested to officially withdraw their Men’s Premier League team from the 2023 competition effective immediately.
Bankstown Football adopts a zero-tolerance policy to any form of violence at sanctioned events.
Bankstown Football is committed to promoting a safe and enjoyable environment for all engaging with football, where the rights, dignity, and worth of every person are properly respected.
Football NSW is aware of the incident and is supporting BDAFA with its ongoing investigation.
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