Tasmanian mental health advocate and Speak Up Stay ChatTY founder Mitch McPherson has been named as the new JackJumpers MC.
Mitch will be joined by Leah Clark at the teams home games this NBL season, with the first MyState Bank Arena match against the Sydney Kings to be played next Friday.
New JackJumpers CEO Christine Finnegan said the team were “so delighted to have found Mitch and Leah” and are “very excited by what they both bring”.
“Leah and Mitch are fresh faces and voices in this space, but we think they have a huge amount of potential and they can really make the roles their own. They embody the JackJumpers spirit and will be fantastic additions to our game day,” Finnegan said.
McPherson, who has spent the last 10 years helping others prioritise their own mental health and look out for those around them through Speak Up Stay ChatTY after losing his brother Ty in 2013, said he was “absolutely stoked” to be given the opportunity “to help spread some joy through such an exciting and well-loved platform”.
“The JackJumpers games are one of the best sporting spectacles in Australia and so to be part of that and help get the crowd and the boys going is incredible,” McPherson said.
“I’m absolutely still committed to Stay ChatTY and will continue my work with the amazing team.”