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What exactly is a Jack Jumper?

Gareth Parker
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The new Tasmanian NBL teams name has been confirmed as the Tasmanian JackJumpers which has caused a stir amongst some of basketballs biggest names. Andrew Bogut tweeted “joking yeah? Good one. Got me good” while former basketball player Chris Anstey tweeted “the NBL takes a great step back into Tasmania, then calls them the JackJumpers? My goodness.”

We asked Simon Fearn, Collections Officer at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston … what exactly is a Jack Jumper?

CLICK PLAY TO LEARN WHAT EXACTLY A JACK JUMPER IS?

We asked listeners for their nominations of other unusual sporting team names.

CLICK PLAY TO LISTEN TO CALLS ON UNUSUAL SPORTING TEAM NAMES

Gareth Parker
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