Ex-AFL player Menzel on sex assault charge

Former Sydney Swans and Geelong AFL player Daniel Menzel is facing a sexual assault charge for an alleged incident in Bondi.

DANIEL MENZEL of the Cats.
DANIEL MENZEL of the Cats. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Former AFL player Daniel Menzel has been charged with sexual assault relating to an alleged incident in Sydney in late 2019.

NSW Police confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that Menzel, 29, was charged in April, accused of inappropriately touching a woman without her consent at a venue in Bondi.

"On April 29, 2020, a then aged 28-year-old man was charged with sexually touching another person without consent in relation to an incident at Bondi in November 2019," police said.

Menzel's case was mentioned in Waverley Local Court on Tuesday and he is next due to appear there on October 27.

After making his AFL debut for Geelong in 2010, Menzel missed three years of football due to knee reconstructions.

He returned for the Cats late in the 2015 season and played in 2016 before he linked up with Sydney as a free agent after the 2018 AFL campaign.

He managed only seven games for the Swans after having groin surgery in the pre-season and was delisted at the end of his one-year contract.