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Jordon’s Journey

Jordon’s Journey

 

 

Background

Date of birth: 09-05-2000

Height 6’3″

 

Team: Falkirk Fury Basketball Club

Jordan started playing basketball in primary 6 after being invited to attend an after school satellite camp to develop young players. He was one of the few people that was invited to play with Falkirk Fury for central Scotland in the Under 11s team . After central Scotland, Jordan continued to play with the Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s development league for Falkirk Fury.

Successes at Falkirk Fury include the team winning the first ever Scottish Under 14 Boys Cup at Edinburgh University. The Under 14s team also won the National Challenge at Aberdeen University.

Whilst in the Under 16s, Falkirk Fury came second in the league. Currently Jordan plays with the: Under 18 Junior Men and Senior Mens teams with Falkirk Fury Basketball Club and the Under 18s Scotland National Squad.

Braes High School 

Jordan trains every morning at school and sometimes after school. The school team were successful in winning the Scottish Plate final in 2015-16. As part of his Leadership Award, Jordan now helps to coach the Sl boys in the school. He played with the school senior men.

Basketball Scotland 

Jordan took part in Basketball Scotland’s first ever ‘Future Starz Programme’ in the Under 12s, 13s and 14s. He was then selected to play for Scotland in the Under 15s Boys tournament in Manchester, England. During 2016, Jordan was selected to play for Scotland in the Under 16 Mens Euro B tournament in Sofia Bulgaria along with 23 other countries. Training for Basketball Scotland involved travelling to compete in tournaments other countries in Denmark, Barcelona and Ireland. In March 2017, he achieved 3rd place in the Individual Junior (under 18s) 2016 Falkirk Council Sports and Arts Awards for represent ing Scotland.

Training 

Jordan has benefited from training camps run by international basketball trainers such as Ganon Baker. He also attended a training camp in Perth Australia during 2014. Over the last few years he has attended training tournaments in Denmark, Barcelona, Ireland. As part of his Sports Leadership Award, he helped coach the Sl and 52 Braes High School Basketball team. Jordan also attends strengthening and conditioning and weight development training