A per­fume called Sher­rin

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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