A perfume called Sherrin
CAMERON Baird was a rising star in Australian rules football and looked destined for an AFL career.
He played in the TAC Cup, the premier U18 competition in the country.
The book reveals that one day before training he was in a contemplative mood, spinning a Sherrin football in his hands. A mate, future Geelong player David Johnson, asked him if he was all right.
Baird replied: “Johnno, one day I will bring out a perfume called Sherrin.’’
Baird took a long sniff of the football and added: “If a woman smelled like a Sherrin, I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off her.’’
It is a story his parents love telling, revealing the dry humour of their boy. His dad Doug says: “He was in love with football rather than a woman.’’
First game with the Geelong Reserves in 1999.