Picola District Football League has opened an investigation into how Katunga player Greg Joinbee sustained a broken jaw in the game against Waaia.MATTHEW GALEA May 21, 2014 3:05am
Picola District Football League has confirmed an investigation has started into an alleged incident at Katunga in a senior match against Waaia.
League operations manager Brad Williams would not comment on what allegedly took place, but confirmed the league had appointed an independent investigator from outside the league to look into what occurred.
‘‘The investigator will have as long as he needs to get to the bottom of what happened,’’ Williams said.
‘‘He’s from outside the league and he’s still in the process of preparing his findings.
‘‘He’s going through the process of interviewing the relevant parties and will report back with his findings.’’
The investigator contacted Swans president Greg Sutton on Friday night to organise a meeting, which took place last night.
Katunga requested the investigation after senior player Greg Joinbee was left with a broken jaw in two places and a damaged tooth.
Joinbee had surgery in Melbourne on Monday afternoon.
‘‘I haven’t spoken to him yet as he was still in theatre when I called (on Monday),’’ Sutton said.
‘‘They wanted the swelling to go down so they waited until Monday to do it.’’
Waaia president Richard Trimby said no meeting had been arranged with the investigator.
Meanwhile, PDFL south-east interleague coach Damian Payne admitted numbers at training had not been as great as he had hoped.
‘‘The numbers at training haven’t been overwhelming, but we’ve had a lot of people calling that said they couldn’t make it,’’ Payne said.
A training run was held on Sunday ahead of the final session tonight from which the squad will be selected.
‘‘There was training on Sunday, but a couple of footy clubs had functions on Saturday and that limited the amount of people that could show up,” Payne said.
‘‘We’ll probably just pick a squad first (tonight) and between then and Saturday pick the final team and make sure that everyone is okay to play.’’
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