Horsley man punched bouncer in face

A drunk Horsley father took on a security guard at Dapto Leagues Club when he was asked to leave, punching the bouncer in the face before repeatedly abusing club staff and other security officials, Wollongong Local Court has heard.

Ralph Andrew Chater became aggressive when he was ordered to leave the club about 12.30am on August 5, telling the manager: "Who are you? I used to be the coach of Dapto ... I know where you're at," the court was told yesterday.

The 41-year-old, who pleaded guilty to common assault and failing to leave when required, was escorted to the club's foyer by a security guard but continued to be abusive, later punching the guard in the face before staff wrestled him to the ground.

It was alleged Chater's wife also abused staff.

Chater suffered a dislocated shoulder and a cut to his cheek in the altercation.

Defence solicitor Adrian Daly told the court Chater conceded his injuries were a result of his own behaviour and he was well aware there was no excuse for his inappropriate conduct.

He said his client's recollection of the assault was vague but he accepted the charges.

The court heard Chater was otherwise a contributing member of society, had a limited record and was unlikely to reoffend.

Magistrate Ian Guy fined Chater $500 and put him on an 18-month good behaviour bond.