The son of publicans Max and Janine, growing up in Lakes Entrance, Jason was a knock-about kid who was all about footy.
Age 17, Jason was identified by his football coach as a likely starter for a local boxing match. Winning this first fight
by a knock-out in 3 rounds, Jason developed a keen interest in boxing.
In 2009, aged 18 Jason won his first state title: Victorian Heavyweight Champion which led to competing in the Australian Championships to qualify for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Bringing home a silver medal, Jason went on to tour with the Australian B team through Cuba for 6 weeks.
On his return Jason began his first of numerous scholarships to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Boxing Australia to continue his
training at elite level.
At the same time, Jason completed his apprenticeship as a butcher and moved to Melbourne.
Later that year Jason represented Australia in an Oceania tournament in New Caledonia, bringing home gold.
the Australian Institute of Fitness to gain his Personal Training qualifications at this time.
In 2011 Jason again won boxing gold, this time at the Arafura Games – an international sporting event in Darwin. Later that year, representing Victoria
in the State Of Origin 3-day, 3-fight tournament in Perth Jason was again victorious bringing home the champion’s belt.
Jason worked with Hawthorn Football Team training the likes of Buddy Franklin, Luke Hodge, Cyril Rioli, Jarryd Roughead, Josh
2012 saw Jason narrowly miss a spot in the Olympic boxing team, getting a silver medal in the qualifying event.
Jason again travelled to Cuba in 2013 for 6 week training camp competing at 2 major international events against the world’s
best, sparring every day with the renowned Cuba Boxing Team.
Returning from Cuba, Jason travelled to New Zealand to compete in an Oceania Tournament.
Jason completed his Level 1 Boxing Coaches Certificate qualifying him to train amateur boxers
Later that year Jason won a qualification event to represent Australia at the 2013 World Boxing Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This involved an intense training camp at the AIS in the lead-up, sparring every day in Almaty with the
international competitors and a wealth of experience competing on this world’s biggest boxing stage.