Shocking moment teenage official is assaulted by footy player recently released from jail

  • A teenage umpire was assaulted in a finals match 
  • He was shoved over by Warwick Williams 
  • Williams had served a jail sentence for assault 

A footy star has landed himself in hot water after he threw a young NTFL umpire to the ground in shocking scenes.

Warwick Williams was booted from the NTFL grand final on Sunday after assaulting the young official, while also appearing to ‘king hit’ an opposition player.

Williams has been in his first season back in the league after spending a year in prison for an assault conviction. He plays for Northern Territory footy side PINT. 

Video footage from the game shows a flare up occur midway through the final quarter of the elimination final between PINT and Southern Districts.

Williams enters the fray midway through the altercation and he appears to strike out at two opponents, with the pair falling to the ground. 

A teenage umpire was assaulted during an elimination finals game in the Northern Territory

He then grabs at the young umpire, who tries to break up the commotion, before throwing him to the ground.

Senior umpire put Williams on report and sent him from the field, preventing him from playing for the rest of the match. 

The match review panel is expected to list Williams on their chargesheet on Tuesday. 

Williams was handed a prison sentence of three years and four months in 2022 after he broke a man’s jaw during an altercation on Darwin’s party strip. 

He spent 14 months behind bars before being released last year. 

‘Umpires are integral to our game and like everyone have the right to feel safe and valued at the footy,’ a statement from AFLNT read after the incident. 

‘While we acknowledge that this incident must follow due process, we wish to reinforce that AFLNT strongly condemns abuse of any type in our game and has zero tolerance when it comes to umpire abuse in any form.’