A MEMBER of the Dwellingup Razorbacks Football Club continued on with a pub crawl after he seriously assaulted two men, it was heard in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Adam Corey Webster (34) pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm and common assault in 2015.
The police prosecutor told the court that Webster was taking part in Mad Monday (a traditionally Australian way to celebrate the end of the sporting season), on September 15, 2014.
Celebrations started at 10am and involved a pub crawl through Mandurah’s entertainment precinct.
The victims were near the Brighton Hotel, just after 5.30pm, when they were assaulted by Webster.
Webster ran at the first man and punched him in the head with a closed fist.
He then moved onto the second victim and knocked him to the ground.
The victim was kicked by another man, who was not identified, while he lay injured on the floor.
The victim was taken to Peel Health Campus with a broken nose and a fractured eye socket.
Webster and his team mates moved on to the Brighton Hotel and continued their celebrations following the assault.
Counsel for the accused said Webster had drunk to excess on the day of the assault.
She said Webster thought the victims had made disparaging remarks about the dresses some members of the team were wearing.
Webster was given the opportunity to take part in the pre-sentence opportunity program (POP) before he was sentenced.
Magistrate Vivien Edwards said it was common knowledge in the media that such assaults could result in serious injuries or even death.
She said if Webster had not finished POP she would have no choice but to sentence him to an immediate term of imprisonment.
Magistrate Edwards sentenced him to 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months.
Webster was placed on an intensive supervision order for 12 months, with program and supervision requirements.