MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10: Shannon Grant of the Kangaroos in action during a Kangaroos AFL training session held at Arden Street May 10, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

North Melbourne premiership player facing 18 charges

Former North Melbourne star and 300-game player Shannon Grant has been identified as the man charged with multiple assault and criminal damage chargers by Victoria Police.

The 40-year-old was charged and is facing 18 charges following an ‘incident’ at Highett in December last year, and is scheduled in court on February 21st.

Grant sensationally resigned as the coach of St Kevin’s in the VAFA Premier, with police arrested him just days after leaving the club.

“The President of the St Kevin’s Old Boys’ Football Club, Michael Doble has confirmed that senior coach, Shannon Grant has regretfully resigned for personal reasons,” a statement from St Kevin’s read.

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“The SKOBFC community would like to acknowledge Shannon’s outstanding contribution to the club in his one year as senior coach which included our first VAFA A Grade premiership in 2017.

“The club is currently assessing options for its senior coach for the 2018 season and intends to make an announcement as soon as possible.”

Grant played 301 games for Sydney and North Melbourne over his career, and won the Norm Smith Medal in 1999 in his side’s grand final triumph.

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