Jeffrey Steven Rackley QSM (born 12 September 1952) is a retired boxer from New Zealand.[1]


Rackley was born in Nelson,[1] the son of boxing trainer Les Rackley.[2] He attended Nelson College from 1966 to 1971, and was a member of the school's 1st XI cricket team from 1968 to 1970, captaining the side in 1970.[3] He was also a member and captain of the 1st XV rugby team in 1970 and 1971.[3]

Rackley competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. There he was defeated in the second round of the Welterweight (-69 kg) by Günther Meier of West Germany.

In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Rackley was awarded the Queen's Service Medal, for services to sport and the community.[4]

1972 Olympic results

Below is the record of Jeff Rackley, a New Zealand welterweight boxer who competed at the 1972 Munich Olympics:


  1. ^ a b - Jeff Rackley profile Archived 5 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Rackley a confirmed sports legend". Nelson Mail. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Full school list of Nelson College, 1856–2005". Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006 (CD-ROM) (6th ed.). 2006.
  4. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2008". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2020.