Celebrated variety on and off the sphere
When Boston Jackson joined Bull Sharks football membership, she was a shy younger teen who didn’t have to push herself, now she’s in the management group and wants everyone to feel really welcome.
That’s why the reserve squad ladder head captain is so proud to put on Bond College’s multicolored Guernsey to rejoice at AFL Queensland’s third annual Satisfaction Spherical.
“Satisfaction Spherical is more than just rainbows and flags, it’s about changing our sporting tradition so that the LGBTQIA+ group feels accepted, supported and safe,” said Jackson.
“It’s nice to show the group that no matter who you are, the way you define, what your sexuality is, Bond has a place for you.”
Jackson, 20, said that while she wouldn’t ditch a senior name, she currently loves her new mentorship role in reserves.
“It’s so nice that the women look just like me. Because I’m not the most effective contestant and I don’t have the most effective football skills, it’s still an extra people person.
“The coaches have put a lot of effort into growing you as an individual and your football skills,” Jackson said.
The Bull Sharks are coming off a 99-point assault on the Aspley Hornets, but Jackson warns her teammates not to be complacent against Maroochydore in fourth place in the closing orb of the regular season.
“I consider these 12 months as the first 12 months that a team can win, regardless of where they are on the desk, there are no simple video games.
“I’m really sure, we have that strong win from last weekend, but we really need to present all the pieces we have for the last recreation. It should be a tricky recreation,” Jackson said.
Bond will play at Leyshon Park in Brisbane on Saturday afternoon.