Jackson to speak at NTJSA function

INSPIRATIONAL: Tasmanian professional boxer Luke Jackson will join Launceston CIty coach Ben Brookfield at a NTJSA under-12s fund raising event next week. Picture: Getty Images
INSPIRATIONAL: Tasmanian professional boxer Luke Jackson will join Launceston CIty coach Ben Brookfield at a NTJSA under-12s fund raising event next week. Picture: Getty Images

TASMANIAN Olympic boxer Luke Jackson and Launceston City coach Ben Brookfield will headline fund raising efforts for the NTJSA under-12 representative team next week.

The pair will speak about their thoughts and aspirations for sport in Tasmania at a sportsman's night at Launceston United’s clubrooms on Friday, May 26.

Jackson, 32, won bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and holds the WBO oriental featherweight belt, while Brookfield is an experienced soccer boss.

The will be plenty of children’s games to be had with sporting memorabilia and general items up for auction to raise money for the team’s national Kanga Cup trip in early July.

FAST FACTS

  • WHAT: NTJSA fund raiser with Luke Jackson and Ben Brookfield.
  • WHEN: Friday, May 26, 6pm for 7pm start.
  • WHERE: Launceston United, 31 Birch Avenue, Newstead.
  • COST: Adults $20 and children under-16 free. Tickets available at Sport First King Meadows or by calling 0408 178 813.