JORDAN MCGREGOR STEPS US TO KICK GOALS AS PATHWAYS & PARTICIPATION MANAGER

A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR RUGBY IN THE SOUTH

 

The Southern Rugby Alliance welcomes ex Southern Districts player Jordan McGregor as their Pathways and Participation Manager to support the development of rugby union in the southern regions of Sydney.

 

Jordan, a local junior of the Burraneer Rugby Club and Southern Districts Club (SDRC), is the perfect person for the role having come through and experienced the rugby pathways in our region first hand.  Jordan was an integral part of the successful SDRC teams during 2010-2015, before moving to New Zealand where he completed a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Coaching). Jordan also represented the Sydney Stars in the National Rugby Competition in Australia. 

 

Whilst in New Zealand, Jordan gained a plethora of experience as a Performance Analyst for both Auckland and North Harbour Rugby in the Mitre 10 and Coaching roles with Northshore Rugby Club (Premier 1) and Takapuna Gramma School. Before returning home to Australia in late 2020, he was also in charge of the National Age Group Coach Development for New Zealand Rugby League.

 

More recently Jordan headed the Junior Accelerated and Emerging Development Squads at SDRC which were a resounding success. Vice President of the SRA, Marcus Carbone said:

 

“Very similar to the way Jordy played, his coaching style is calm, direct and calculated. He commands a great deal of respect from the kids in the program which is often hard when dealing with teenagers. When he speaks, they listen. He has done an amazing job with the program and the kids have benefited immensely from his knowledge and experience. They were very fortunate to  have him.”

 

 
 
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Jordan commenced his role with the SRA in a full time capacity on 15 February 2020. He will be predominantly focused on growing participation in rugby, developing pathways and reducing friction within the rugby community.

Jordan is very passionate about assisting the junior clubs in our region to grow their numbers and reduce the friction for volunteers, coaches and managers to get involved in rugby. One of his focuses will be educating others to ensure that there is a sustainable future for the game. Jordan will also endeavour to implement rugby programs into schools within our region and create a greater awareness for the good news stories and unrivalled values attached to the sport.

 

Having only been appointed, Jordan is thriving in his role and is kicking some serious goals. Jordan has assisted each of the junior clubs with the administration of their Try Rugby Days and has started to make headway with school programs. We are confident that this will continue throughout 2021 and beyond.
 

Welcome aboard Jordan! We are fortunate to have someone of his calibre in our ranks and have no doubt that he will make a positive difference in rugby in our region.

 
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