By Geoff Vivian
ALBANY’s Jordan Clark was the only player from the Great Southern to play for WA in the state 17s football fixture against South Australia at Arena Joondalup last weekend.
He scored one goal for WA, with 14 possessions and eight tackles to his credit, moving from the midfield to the forward line in the last quarter.
Jordan said he was proud to wear the state jumper again.
“It’s such a great opportunity that so many kids miss out on,” he said.
“Having the chance to represent your state is a proud achievement that I don’t take for granted. “My performance from my perspective was solid and well rounded.”
In a tight match, SA ran out winners 13.7 (85) to WA 10.10 (76).
The game was Jordan’s fourth for WA, following three games for the WA State 16s in 2016.
He was the competition’s only player from the Great Southern this year in the 16s, 17s and 18s age groups.
Now a year 11 boarder at Guildford Grammar, Jordan is also a cricket international.
He represented Australia in the under 16s against Pakistan in Dubai, where he collected five wickets, including a hat trick.