Former Bulldogs player Brennan Stack charged over alleged ‘vicious’ assault

Former AFL player Brennan Stack has appeared in court over allegations he and another man brutally assaulted two women.

Mr Stack, 33, will remain behind bars until the end of the month after his bail hearing was adjourned.

The former Western Bulldogs player was charged in relation to an alleged attack on two women in a carpark in the Perth suburb of Northbridge in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Another man, aged 25, has also been charged.

The women, both aged 24, said they feared for their lives during the alleged assault.

Police say the attack stemmed from a verbal argument at around 2am.

Footage of the alleged attack shows two women on the ground being kicked, punched and stomped on.

The alleged victims were left cut, bruised and badly shaken.

St Kilda v Western Bulldogs.  Etihad Stadium.  Brennan Stack gets pushed of the ball by David Armitage
Camera IconTwo women were punched, kicked and stomped during an attack allegedly involving Brendan Stack. Credit: News Limited

“If I had got hit somewhere else differently I might not be sitting here at all,” one of the alleged victims told the Nine Network.

The other woman said she didn’t remember being knocked unconscious.

Footage was captured by CCTV and nearby witnesses and has been reviewed by the police.

“When I saw the video I was like, is that me?” one of the women said.

A 25-year-old man is charged with carrying out the attack alongside Mr Stack, who played for the Western Bulldogs from 2007 to 2011.

Western Bulldogs v St Kilda.  Etihad Stadium.  Brennan Stack snaps a goal.
Camera IconMr Stack played for the Western Bulldogs from 2007 to 2011. Credit: News Limited

Mr Stack later played for the WAFL, which he left in 2017, becoming a mentor for young children through community sports programs.

The two men were arrested after police arrived on the scene and were both charged with intentionally causing bodily harm.

The women were taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment and released shortly after.

Mr Stack’s bail application has been adjourned until 30 March.


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