Southwest Rocks Country Club charged over surfer Chris Davidson's one punch ... trends now
A club and its manager have been charged after a former surfing star died in a one-punch attack outside the quiet beachside venue.
The South West Rocks Country Club, on NSW's Mid North coast, was on Tuesday charged with 16 offences including a licensee permitting indecency/violence on licensed premises, failing to comply with conditions of the licence and breaching the rules of a registered club.
Police found surfer Chris Davidson, 45, unconscious on the ground after being called to the club soon after 11pm on September 24, following reports a man had been punched in the face, fallen and hit his head on the pavement.
Grant Coleman (pictured), 42, was charged with assault causing death
Grant Coleman, 42, was charged with assault causing death and faced court over the incident.
'Licensing police from Mid North Coast Police District issued court attendance notices to the club and the club's manager on Tuesday,' a police statement said.
The charges against the club will be heard at Kempsey Local Court on March 9.
Coleman was arrested about half an hour after the alleged assault of Mr Davidson, who represented Australia in surfing, and has been in jail since.
Both men are well-known in the area as sporting greats.
Chris Davidson (left) is pictured with a friend. Mr Davidson died after an alleged one-punch attack outside a pub on Saturday night
Coleman (pictured) was a local football star, having grown up in a sporting family with his three brothers, whom