PRESS RELEASE – 01.03.19

March 5, 2019

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club’s Board of Management wish to report that former Chairman and Life Member Mr Don Jackson has decided to retire from the Board after 15 1/2 years service.


Don has played an integral part in the ongoing success of the SCTC and been involved in many changes to racing governance during his time in racing.


In 2007, Don was involved in the negotiations to secure the freehold of Corbould Park from Caloundra City Council and he has been a Director of the Sunshine Coast Racing Unit Trust that has overseen the rapid development of tha racecourse facility including the Cushion Track, Track Lighting and On Course Stables.


“In my personal experience serving on many different Boards, I rate Don as one of the best operators I have worked with and I have no doubt the SCTC would not be in such a strong position without the guidance and expertise of Don Jackson“, commented SCTC Chairman Peter Boyce.


“I wish Don all the best in his retirement and it is pleasing to know that he will still be a regular attendee and supporter of Sunshine Coast Racing in the future“, added Peter Boyce.


At the recent Board meeting it was agreed to appoint Mr Scott Armstrong to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Don.  Scott is the Managing Director of Sunshine Coast Hotels Pty Ltd, Vice President of Queensland Hotels Association, a Board member of Independent Brands Australia Pty Ltd (Queensland) and has been involved in the hospitality industry for 28 years.


“Scott is a long term racing enthusiast and has raced many horses and I am excited to have him joining the Board of the SCTC and his involvement in the future development of the Club“, said Peter Boyce.