Jackson Clark was born and bred in Darwin, Northern Territory. He holds a Bachelor of Education qualification, but his background is in football reporting.
Clark has covered sports locally and nationally since the age of 13, featuring on television, radio and print. Over the past decade his large following on social media platforms – notably the Facebook page NT Football with Jackson Clark – has allowed enabled him opportunities in mainstream media. He produced and hosted the sports program ‘Balls ‘n’ All’ on Northern Territory radio station Mix 104.9.
In 2017, he founded the Kicking the Stigma project to raise awareness around mental health at football clubs. In the process he became the first person to play one game of football in each state or territory in consecutive weeks.
He has played almost 300 games of local senior football, including a season in the VFL with the Bendigo Football Club.