Jordan Jones

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Jordan Jones
Personal information
Full name Jordan Jones
Date of birth (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 26)
Original team(s) Ocean Grove Football Club
Draft No. 52, 2008
Height / weight 189 cm / 86 kg
Position(s) Centre half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010 West Coast 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2011.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jordan Jones (born 29 June 1990) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He previously played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Jones was selected at pick 52 in the 2008 AFL Draft with West Coast's 4th round selection. He made his debut for the Eagles at the end of the 2010 season, playing two games, before being de-listed at the end of the 2011 season.[1]

Junior football[edit]

Jones moved from his home in Melbourne to Ocean Grove in 2000.[2] Jones played his junior football for the Ocean Grove/Collendina Cobras and Ocean Grove Football Club.[3] He played for Ocean Grove's senior side by the time he was 17.[4] Jones proved his worth at a young age by being selected in the Vic Country team for the 2006 AFL Under 16 Championships.[5] He was named in the best in Vic Country's Round 2 loss to Vic Metro.[6]

Basketball career[edit]

Jones excelled at both basketball and football, so knew that later in life he would have to make a choice. He played as a point guard, captaining the Vic Country Under 16 national championship-winning side in 2005.[2] It was however after he had a basketball carnival one week and a football carnival two weeks later, where he realised that juggling the two was too hard, and he chose football where he played for the Geelong Falcons.[7]

Senior football career[edit]

Geelong Falcons career[edit]

Jones played for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup, the premier U/18s competition in Victoria. He played 10 matches in 2007, and had played 14 matches in 2008 before injuring his shoulder in the latter half of the season.[8]

2008 U/18 National Championships[edit]

Jones was selected in the Vic Country team for the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships. He was a consistent performer and played in all 5 matches.[9][10] He played especially well in one match against Western Australia where he "controlled precedings" across centre half-back.[11] Jones kicked a goal and was named in the best in the final match of the tournament against Tasmania.[12]

2008 Draft selection[edit]

Jones was selected by West Coast using their fourth round pick, no. 52. There was doubt over whether he would be picked, as he tore his shoulder muscle in a match playing for Vic Country,[13] which destroyed his second half of the season for the Falcons. Falcons regional manager Michael Turner gave him a "60% chance" of being drafted in 2008.[8] Adelaide, Hawthorn and Sydney all showed interest in Jones, however it was West Coast who ended up selecting him.[14]

Jordan was the centre half-back for the Vic Country side and the games I saw him in he was a solid contributor who was very good in one-on-one situations. He provides a lot of rebound and wins the contested footy well in a marking situation. He's not a defender who will just try and nullify an opponent – he is able to win the footy and run off and create.

Peel Thunder career[edit]

Jones wa allocated to play for the Peel Thunder Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).[15] Jones has played 10 games so far this season, wearing #17.[16] Arguably his best game for the season so far was in Round 12 against East Fremantle, where he collected 23 disposals and 9 marks.[17]

West Coast Eagles career[edit]

Jones made his senior debut for the West Coast Eagles at the end of the 2010 season. He did not play a game for the club in 2011, and was de-listed at the end of the season.[18] He joined the West Perth Football Club in January 2012, signing a two-year contract.[19]

Statistics[edit]

Geelong Falcons[edit]

Year Matches Kicks Handballs Total Disposals Tackles Frees For Frees Against Hitouts Marks Goals Behinds
2007 10 88 60 148 19 8 9 5 47 1 2
2008 14 121 70 191 26 3 19 16 53 8 9

[20]

Vic Country[edit]

Year Matches Kicks Handballs Total Disposals Tackles Hitouts Marks Goals
2008 5 26 34 60 8 1 15 1

[10]

Peel Thunder[edit]

Year Matches Kicks Handballs Total Disposals Tackles Frees For Frees Against Hitouts Marks Goals Behinds
2009 10 75 67 142 0 4 7 2 52 0 1

[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan Jones - Player Profile - Official AFL Website of the West Coast Eagles Football Club". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b "It's hard keeping up with the Joneses". Luke Moore, for the Echo. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  3. ^ "OGFNC VFL/AFL Draftees". Ocean Grove Football Club. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Ocean Grove Voice - 3 December 2008". Ocean Grove Voice. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  5. ^ "Falcons U16's do well at country championships". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  6. ^ "2006 Day 4 Results". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Basketball helps Jones' footy". Nathan Schmook, for West Coast Eagles.com.au. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  8. ^ a b "Jordan hopes his number comes up in Saturday's draft". Joel Creswell, for the Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  9. ^ "Strong Falcons link to Victoria Country side for national under-18 titles". Bradley Green, for the Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  10. ^ a b c "Selection 52: Jordan Jones". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  11. ^ "Vic Country shrugs off west's best". Craig O'Donohue and Marika Dobbin, for Real Footy (The Age). Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  12. ^ "2008 NAB AFL U18 Chps - Final Results". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  13. ^ "Wright, Jones go up for the draft". Roslyn Lanigan, for Weekly Times Now. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  14. ^ "Grove's rising star". Luke Moore, for the Echo. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  15. ^ "2 more additions to Thunder list". Peel Thunder.com.au. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  16. ^ "Peel Thunder - Players". Peel Thunder.com.au. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  17. ^ a b "Players - Jordan Jones". Peel Thunder. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  18. ^ West Coast parts ways with Jones, Wilson – westcoasteagles.com.au. Published 19 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  19. ^ WEST COAST EAGLE FLIES INTO FALCONS NEST – West Perth Football Club. Posted 9 January 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  20. ^ "SportingPulse: Players - Jordan Jones". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2009-06-25.