Another new recruit ahead of the 2021-22 season who has had a warm reception at the Woodlands is fullback or wing Scott Jordan. The 29 year old is a very experienced National League campaigner, with some 175 appearances for Westoe, Wharfedale and Preston Grasshoppers behind him. He’s earned senior county championship representative honours for both Durham and more recently Lancashire including being part of the victorious County Championship Final at Twickenham in May 2018.
Born and brought up in the North East, Scott made one appearance for West Hartlepool in 2009 before breaking through to the Westoe 1st XV team in 2010-11. He stepped up to National One when he joined Wharfedale for the 2011-12 season and became an important part of their squad for three seasons.
By then, employment took him to live in the Chorley area and he joined Preston Grasshoppers halfway through the 2014-15 campaign. Scott became a regular starter at Lightfoot Lane before moving back to Wharfedale in 2016-17. He rejoined ‘Hoppers in 2017-18 and had an outstanding season in the Club’s North Premier championship campaign, scoring 18 tries in the process.
Scott has now run up some 170 career appearances in the National Leagues and North Premier, notching 79 tries in the process.
Joint Head Coach Chris Briers said: “Scott joined us nearly a year ago now, but is still yet to play a game for Fylde due to Covid. He joins us with a wealth of national league experience and hopefully he can use this to strengthen our squad by supporting the players around him. He understands that the back three is one of our most competitive areas in the squad and realises he will need to work very hard to earn, and maintain, a position in the match day squad. Scott’s attitude so far has been fantastic and he really enjoys the challenge of competing with the excellent players around him.”
Scott Jordan said: “I’m really excited to meet up with the squad this season and challenge myself, I know that this team can push me enough to reach stronger personal performances whilst strengthening my love of rugby.
“The level of skill in training has been challenging yet enjoyable which should set us up for a great season in National Two. I believe that it will be great for me to learn from the other players, encouraging me to improve whilst I hope that I can pass on my knowledge and experience to the team.
“I’m looking forward to playing some great rugby in front of the crowds at Woodlands. I’ve always admired the way rugby is played at Fylde and I am looking forward to being a part of the team’s future successes.”
What has Scott been up to in the past 12 months?
“I’ve probably being the busiest I’ve ever been with my job as a heating and plumbing engineer but it’s also been great to have some extra free time away from rugby to spend with my young family which we’ve never had the chance to do.
“I have also been keeping up with my fitness completing a few half marathons and trail runs over Rivington and Belmont.”[Photographs courtesy of The Lancashire Evening Post]