Jason Akermanis is an Aussie Rules legend, having played most of his career at the Brisbane Lions before finishing his footballing days at the Western Bulldogs. As controversial off the field as any past player, Aker has gone on to become a professional speaker since retiring from the game of AFL.
Jason "Aker" Akermanis played 325 games of League Football, kicked 407 goals (many on his left foot, just ask him) was a triple Premiership player in 2001-03, Brownlow medallist and four time All Australian.
Aker is now a highly sought after keynote corporate speaker. He often addresses key personnel in multinational companies or is equally as comfortable speaking to suburban and country league footballers in a sportsman’s night environment.
In his immediate retirement from AFL football, Aker managed his time between being an expert columnist for the Herald Sun, morning radio, corporate speaking and working a day job with a global payments company, Supersonic Global Payment. In addition, Aker has appeared as a guest celebrity player for a number of suburban and country football league teams where he has played for the club on the day and then performed as part of a sportsman’s night in the evening.
Aker has now entered the ranks of coaching where he is the man in charge of premiership glory at country club North Albury in the Ovens and Murray Football League. Many believe this is a stepping stone to AFL coaching, only time will tell if Jason Akermanis can walk the walk as a coach at the elite level.
Aker still makes himself available for speaking commitments and is a must to have for your next sporting club or corporate event. He will entertain the crowd with tales from the premiership days, stories of his old mates Browny and Vossy and he’ll undoubtedly way in with an opinion on anything related to the modern day game of football.