Talk an in­sight into player’s past

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IT was a quick trip to Perth for for­mer AFL player and North Al­bury Foot­ball Club coach Ja­son Ak­er­ma­nis when he en­ter­tained a crowd at the an­nual ze­ro2hero cor­po­rate lunch at Crown Perth last Fri­day.

The for­mer Western Bull­dog flew back to Mel­bourne that af­ter­noon so he could be home in time to coach his team in their fi­nal game for 2014, which they won against the Myrtle­ford Alpine Saints.

Ak­er­ma­nis talked about how a blood clot found in his brain fol­low­ing a roller blad­ing accident at 15 left him laid up for three months. He spoke fondly of his mum who died of can­cer at the age of 41 and said her ad­vice – “just tell the truth” – may have got him caught up in con­tro­versy on one or two oc­ca­sions.

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