A former top Border footballer who bashed his ex-partner in front of their boy has been given three weeks to find a lawyer.
Jarrah Michael Maksymow was warned in Albury Local Court on Tuesday that if he didnt have a solicitor for his September 26 appearance he would be sentenced.
That all came after an Aboriginal Legal Service solicitor told magistrate Tony Murray that Maksymow, 25, failed to qualify for assistance.
In turn, that meant he would also likely fail to qualify for assistance from Legal Aid NSW to prepare sentencing submissions.
The ex-North Albury, Murray Magpies and Culcairn footballer was relaxed and attentive when he appeared before Mr Murray.
It was in contrast to the previous two mentions of his case Maksymow faced charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault and destroy or damage property, to which he has pleaded guilty.
It was believed Maksymow was living at the time in the Melbourne suburb of Maddingley. He was continuing to play football for Bacchus Marsh.
About a week after his no-show, Maksymow appeared in the court room dock, making a successful application for bail on August 15.
Maksymow was convicted in his absence when he didnt turn-up the first time.
The charges stemmed from an incident at his ex-partners Lavington home on June 14, when he went to see his son.
The victim allowed Maksymow to sleep on the couch, but the next morning at 7.45 they got into an argument over a message sent to her by Maksymows sister.
The argument got physical when the victim picked up her crying son and Maksymow responded by trying to grab him from her grasp.
Police said Makysmow also grabbed the victim by her face and squeezed hard, leaving her with a cut and bruising.
He tried to slam her head into a kitchen bench and also pushed her down on to a couch while yelling, then pushed hard on her throat with his fist.