For Jackson Love, last Wednesday’s State of Origin match was more than a triumph for his favourite team, Jackson was on the field himself as part of a guard of honour lining the way for the two teams to take the field at Sydney’s ANZ stadium.
Jackson Love completed our first ever Amazing Magic Club in Australia this last January and is a shining example of the success of this program. Under the goal posts Jackson’s mum Tracey Love explained to our reporter Oliver Hensel-Brown some of the effects the Amazing Magic Club has had on Jackson life:
“Since the Amazing Magic Club finished the biggest change in him is confidence, he’s just so much more worldly. He’s so much more alert and happy with what’s going on around him, he’ll stand up for himself if people try to leave him out or pull him around. I think that air of confidence draws people to him, so at school he’s much more involved in all the lunchtime play and games, and just life. He’s just full of happiness…
…He’s really keen about footy now, because at lunch time at school he’s playing footy. He’s catching the ball with two hands whilst running and then diving on the ground and scoring tries. So he’s become a little footy boy which is fantastic”
Our fantastic supporters, the NIB Foundation heard about Jackson and offered him and his family this once in a life time opportunity. They graciously showed Jackson and his family around the huge stadium before the game and were on the sideline with Jackson as the game started.
The NIB Foundation is supporting our next Club in Brisbane, which will start in just under two weeks!