Former Victorian cricketer Jason Bakker, who is now the manager of cycling champion Cadel Evans, has reportedly been assaulted at junior football training by another parent.
Bakker, 53, was coaching a junior side when he was attacked and according to News Corp was left with suspected broken bones last Thursday night.
Police are investigating the incident at Williamstown Junior Football Club, with the melee reportedly starting because a father was upset his son had not been selected in a team.
It is understood Bakker was knocked to the ground by the man and has suffered additional injuries to his broken bones.
Bakker played a handful of matches for Victoria between 1995 and 2000 before he founded Signature Sports which manages several high-profile athletes, including 2011 Tour de France winner Evans.
The all-rounder made 370 runs in his 11 matches for the Bushrangers at an average of 19.47 and took 19 wickets at 32, with his best figures 4-40.
Rugby league brawl
A man was charged last year after a brawl at a rugby league match in Sydney’s northwest where a player allegedly stabbed a competitor and two spectators.
Emergency services were called to Old Saleyards Reserve in North Parramatta on August 9 following reports of an assault after an under 20s community game between Wentworthville Magpies and Penrith Brothers.
A 19-year-old player and two spectators, aged 16 and 22, were injured during the fight and police were told several men fled the scene in a Toyota Aurion and a search was conducted with assistance from PolAir.
A 19-year-old man was later arrested at a Cambridge Park home. Following further inquiries, police arrested a 20-year-old man at Penrith Police Station later that day.
He was charged with affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The Kingswood man was refused bail.
NSWRL chief executive David Trodden warned anyone involved in the brawl will never have a role in the game again.
“The incident is sickening criminal behaviour and those responsible for it deserve to face the full force of the law,” he said at the time.
“Everyone who enjoys community sport at the weekend should expect to be able to do in a safe environment and it is nothing short of appalling that an incident like this has taken place in an area adjacent to where one of our matches was being conducted.”