Is he a league man? I don't take much notice off journalists, really. (and yes, do take offence JB. )
I asked the same question to either Stanaway or Ackerman in 2009 when I was looking for media coverage for the Sonny Fai wristbands.
Whoever it was said they were of the understanding that he used to play the game and played some junior or reserve grade in Australia...Penrith, I think? It was an offhand comment made almost 3 years ago, so I could be way off base!