Tommy Talks with Majak Daw

Majak has just recently launched his book called "Majak" and we discuss a few things inside the book and talk about how 2021 has been with his new football club that won the 2021 AFL Premiership. Majak is a wonderful man and I can't thank him enough for joining me and opening up about his life and sharing a few tips for those out there that might be struggling themselves. Below is a description of Majak Daw the book. Click this link and buy your copy now.https://www.penguin.com.au/books/majak-9781760899653Born in Sudan, Majak Daw fled to Egypt with his family when he was only eight years old. When they were eventually able to make a new life for themselves in Melbourne’s south-west, Majak for the first time found where he belonged: playing footy. Drafted as a raw prospect by North Melbourne, Majak’s explosiveness and athleticism were undeniable, and when his dream of playing in the AFL came true in 2013, he became a media sensation overnight. But on top of this unprecedented scrutiny, he was expected to be a role model for migrant youth and to speak for his entire community. While from the outside Majak appeared to stand tall in the face of this pressure, as well as vicious racial vilification and crushingly bad luck with injuries, behind the scenes he was struggling. Depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and the fear of becoming a father were tearing him apart from the inside. At his wit’s end, feeling like there was nowhere else to turn, Majak made the decision to end it all by jumping off the Bolte Bridge. But his story didn’t end there. Miraculously, he survived the 25-metre plunge into the icy Yarra River. Despite suffering horrific hip and pelvis injuries, Majak had been given a second chance at life, and he was determined to make the most of it. Embarking on a brutal rehabilitation program, he defied the odds and returned to play AFL footy, including a dazzling comeback game that many had thought impossible.A true trailblazer, Majak Daw’s life is an inspiration to anyone who’s ever struggled to belong, felt oppressed or simply dared to dream big.


by Ausmerican Aces Sports Club