Stephen Dank to reveal 'unofficial truth' behind drugs in sport at Albury SS&A

THE Stephen Dank roadshow is coming to Albury’s SS&A Club on May 14.

Mr Dank is the key figure in the drugs in sport investigation which includes his role as the mastermind of the supplement regime at Essendon Football Club.

He will be appearing alongside former VFL players Mark Jackson and Peter Bosustow on a circuit that includes an appearance at Ballarat on May 2.

Last month he spoke at a fund-raiser for the Riddell Creek Football-Netball Club at Crown Casino which raised the ire of out-going AFL chief executive officer Andrew Demetriou.

The SS&A Club is the major sponsor of the Ovens and Murray Football-Netball League.

Club chief executive Tim Levesque said he didn’t expect any negative fallout from AFL chiefs towards the O and M.

“We see it as an opportunity to listen to the unofficial truth of what happened,” he said.

“It has been big news for the past 12 to 18 months.

“We paused for about 30 seconds, but we are in the entertainment business and I see it as entertainment.”

AFL commentator Brian Taylor was the MC at the Crown Casino function.

The role will be performed in Albury by Bosustow, who played in Carlton’s 1981-82 premiership teams in a spectacular three seasons at the club.

He was controversially left off the Blues’ best 150 players recently due to his career not fulfilling the criteria of 50 games played over five seasons.

Dank, a biochemist, has refused to talk with anti-doping authorities including ASADA.

The anti-doping panel that will sit in judgment on Dank has been bolstered to six representatives after the appointment of two law-enforcement experts.

Federal Sports Minister Peter Dutton has formalised three additions in recent days.

Fairfax Media has revealed four vacancies existed on the panel and it couldn’t meet as scheduled to assess case prepared by ASADA including those relating to Dank.

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