Esperance basketball star makes state side

Shooting goals: Esperance basketballer Jordan Major has been training in the Basketball WA U18 Country State Performance Program Squad. Photo: Sarah Makse.
Shooting goals: Esperance basketballer Jordan Major has been training in the Basketball WA U18 Country State Performance Program Squad. Photo: Sarah Makse.

Talented 16-year-old Esperance basketball player Jordan Major is on track to represent the state in a national country basketball competition in April.

Jordan impressed recruiters in October 2019, earning a scholarship to join the 2020 Basketball WA U18 Country State Performance Program squad.

Jordan was recently selected as a reserve player for the WA Country Women's Team and is training for the chance to compete at the 2020 Under-18 Australian Junior Championships in Ballarat.

She has since traveled to Perth for five high performance camps where she has honed her skills alongside the state's brightest young players.

"I love to learn new things and improve my skills and knowing how to put in the hard work and try my best," Jordan said.

"I go up every fortnight for training and I also do training in Esperance. Special thanks to my A grade coach David Mackenzie for giving up his time to coach and mentor me with my home programs."

In Esperance Jordan competes as a centre in the A Grade competition for the United Greens.

She is also an avid netball player and last year was in the A grade premiership winning team for both sports. She was also named an All Star for the Netball Academy Cup.

Jordan said it would "be amazing" to be selected to head to Ballarat for the national competition.

She extended her thanks to Qube Esperance, Esperance Junior and Senior Basketball Associations and her family for their support.

"Thanks to the hard work my family has put in to get me to and from Perth and support throughout this journey," she said.