27 Aug, 2010 08:22 AM
THE Memo Club is raising funds to help one of Australia’s rising darts stars to attend a national competition early next year.
Jackson Wilson-Young, 13, will represent the Northern Territory in the Australian Junior Darts Championships for the third consecutive year.
After his first championships, Jackson was named Rookie of the Year.
This year he finished in a coveted overall sixth position.
Memorial Club Manager, Doug Logan, said Lin Andrews Real Estate had donated stubby coolers which are now on sale.
“The proceeds will go to helping Jackson make his way down south for the forthcoming championships,” he said.
“We’re trying to support a kid with a lot of potential.
“He comes highly recommended as one to watch as a possible future Australian champion.”
Mr Logan said Jackson is in with a good chance to be selected to represent the Australian team which will travel to South Africa in April next year.
“If he does get selected - and we’re all hoping he will - the Memo has already pledged support for him,” he said.
“It’s a good thing for Jackson and it helps to build up a good name for Tennant Creek.”