BRAWL: Police speak to a witness after an all-in brawl at the Clinton football fields during an U17 Australian Rules football game
BRAWL: Police speak to a witness after an all-in brawl at the Clinton football fields during an U17 Australian Rules football game Mike Richards

UPDATE: Police called to U17 football game after brawl

2.14PM: A GLADSTONE Mudcrabs official says the club is unable to comment extensively on the incident which led to an U17 game being called off this morning.

The official said he was able to clarify that only a small number of people involved were parents, and most of the people involved were trying to separate those at the core of the incident.

The matter is currently being dealt with by the police and may later became a matter for the league, the official said.

1.01PM: POLICE were called to a football game at Clinton this morning after a teenage boy was allegedly assaulted by an adult male.

The U17 match, between Rockhampton Brothers AFC and the Gladstone Mudcrabs, was called off after the incident, which took place during a brawl involving players and supporters.

Alana Kenzler was in the crowd supporting her son, who was playing for the Mudcrabs when the incident took place.

Ms Kenzler said there was "a bit of rough and tumble between two kids on the ground" in front of a section of Rockhampton supporters when a man ran onto the field to intervene.

 

BRAWL: Police speak to witnesses after an all-in brawl at the Clinton football fields during an U17 Australian Rules football game.
BRAWL: Police speak to witnesses after an all-in brawl at the Clinton football fields during an U17 Australian Rules football game. Mike Richards

 

The move sparked a large brawl which at one point involved up to 20 people, Ms Kenzler said, with many of those involved being adults.

"My son was on the field, and he's playing up from the U15s so it was already a pretty big deal," she said.

"As a parent you do get a bit upset, but it's our job to stay on the sideline.

"My parents were here from Bundaberg and they're absolutely disgusted."

Queensland Police confirmed two crews had been called to the scene in response to the incident and had spoken to witnesses.

No complaint has been made at this stage.


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