A rookie on the Victoria sports scene, Jason Sperling has been involved with the 9-time National Championship Victoria Shamrocks and recent BC Champion Westshore Rebels junior football team since 2014. He has also been involved with the Canadian Junior Football League as media relations manager, produced the 1st ever Canadian football magazine; The Rouge and started an online football podcast, Rouge Radio over his more than 10 years of sports experience across western Canada.
As Operations Manager for the Shamrocks, Jason handles the day to day activities including sponsorship, marketing, social media, volunteers and ticket sales while volunteering as the Media and Community relations for the Rebels. One of Jason’s building blocks for both organizations has been increased involvement in the community and with amateur sports associations.
Sports - Civic Pride and Cash
A panel discussion about the impact on economics, civic pride and tourism involving leaders of Victoria’s prominent sports franchises — and a hint of the marketing and community-driven opportunities lying just below the surface.
Featuring three people who have experience in multiple sports in Victoria — Darren Parker of the WHL’s Royals, former owner of the baseball Seals; Jason Sperling, involved with leadership for lacrosse’s Shamrocks and the football Rebels; and Jim Swanson, long-time media member and WHL journalist who owns baseball’s HarbourCats and advises hockey’s Grizzlies.
Jason’s co-panelists are:
- Darren Parker, Manager, WHL’s Victoria Royals
- Jim Swanson, Managing Partner, Victoria Harbour Cats