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Jordan Morrison – the ultimate clubman

It is a very special weekend in Tigerland with one of the nicest young men in football, Jordan Morrison, scheduled to play his 100th game on Saturday in the Anzac Day Clash with traditional rivals Coorparoo at the Den.


Jordan has played almost all his footy at the Den starting in the Everton Wolves under 8’s under the tuition of former Brisbane Lion Ray Windsor. He was very fortunate to also have his junior development guided by another former AFL player in Danny Craven.  He reflects now that they were just Razor and Chippa to him and all his young mates growing up and it was only later that he realised how blessed he was to have these two wonderful mentors in his corner.


Jordy or Mords as he is affectionately known has also enjoyed many long term friendships starting in those early days at the Wolves. He refers of course to Zac McLean, Xavier and Jasper Craven, Seb Windsor and Byron Parish to name a few former Wolves who have all gone on through the grades to play junior premierships together and then premierships at the Tigers.


He left the Tigers for one season to take up a scholarship at the University of Queensland after finishing high school which he enjoyed but his real home was the Tigers and he was soon back at the Den with all his mates.


After making his senior debut back in 2012 as an explosive running midfielder he has adapted his game to suit the times playing in numerous roles in the seniors and in the reserves where he was able to be a key player in their premiership three peat from 2014 to 2016.  Since then he has been a fixture in the senior squad and but for a range of niggling injuries, Covid and other shortened seasons, he would surely have achieved this milestone much earlier.


When interviewed earlier this week, it was clear that he values the time he has been able to share with so many people at the Tigers but particularly the way that older players like Shaun Daly, Dean Hartley and Caleb Brown and their respective partners Steph, Louise and Jenny took him under their wing and adopted him into their inner circle. These relationships have been integral to his personal development and are very much cherished.


It follows that his most enjoyable experiences have been the time spent as part of a great group of not just players but genuine friends. He reflects that the camaraderie enjoyed after games has been one of his highlights.


He has also been one of the key members of the playing group to be at the forefront of all the club social events along with his long term partner Lily Ovenden. Lily has organised many a Ladies Day for the Tigers over the years and is always willing to volunteer for club events. Jordy is rarely far from his partner in crime Zac McLean when there is fun to be had with their antics legendary at the Tigers.


While it hasn’t been easy for him to get to this milestone, all that will be soon forgotten this Saturday when he runs out with an endless list of mates who will either be on the field with him or hanging over the fence cheering him on.


The Mayne Tigers community congratulates Jordy on achieving this milestone and thanks him dearly for all that he has done for the club on and off the field.


A much loved Tiger, it is no surprise to read the following dedications from Coaches and team mates to Jordy on the eve of his 100th game.

 

The one word that I would use to describe Jordy is loyal. In everything he does in life he has always been loyal to his friends, his footy and his family.

Jordy has certainly got to 100 games the hard way with injuries hurting him numerous times but I’m so glad to see him get to this milestone.

When I coached him he had pace to burn, was very skilful and certainly loved a good time off the park. Since then he has grown into a great leader and really keeps the group together.

We had a very close and special friendship and still do to this day and I am very grateful for that.

He’s always been mature and had to grow up earlier than most others and people get drawn to him because of this.

Congratulations mate I can’t wait to catch up again. I’m so bloody proud of you and the person you have become.

Go Tigers!!

Shaun Daly

 

Jordy is one of the most skilful players I've played with, as well as being very team focused. I've been lucky enough to play with him since the start of his Mayne career and well remember his first game against Springwood. Jordy kicked a couple and showed he would be a great player - until he left for UQ later that year (luckily for us he came back pretty quickly too).

Off field Mords and Mag have been the leaders of every big event, particularly silly Sundays! We've had some ripping times celebrating flags (2016 celebrations lasted a good 6 weeks), and missing finals too. Mords is a really genuine and caring bloke who always checks in with everyone and how they're going, and wants to see his mates do well.

Really happy to see him reach this milestone! Hasn't been all smooth sailing and he's earned it!

Jack Collings #9

 

100 games! Unreal for Jordy! 

My history with Jordy goes back to when we were both 15 and he’d just moved across to the Gap State High School and Everton Wolves. We've been great friends along the journey, and he has also been a great source of aspiration from a footballing perspective. From his junior days, I think we were all collectively swept away in his talent and speed, but he had so many other quality traits that may have gone unnoticed at the time. He was diligent, persistent, mercurial at times, but always an extremely hard worker. He and I would have kicked the footy in the backyard, at school, and at the Den more times than could be counted - which all equated to an extraordinary amount of time with a footy in hand.

There’s been so many highs along the way to this point in his career. Winning a junior premiership, graduating to senior football as a 17 year old, earning a scholarship at UQ, coming back to Mayne and playing a significant role in the clubs most successful era, and subsequent senior games and reserve grand final appearances. 

One of Jordy's best traits is that he never accepts a defeat. Whether it's been a goal kicking comp from the pocket, backyard touch footy or FIFA in the early hours of the morning, he has never accepted defeat - always pushing to go one more game until he got a win. He shows this ability week in, week out at training and in games and it's what has made him such a reliable contributor to the Mayne footy club, and is a testament to him making it to his 100th game. 

Jordy, it’s been an honour to share the field with you for the past 15 years and Congratulations on your 100th game.

Byron Parish

 

Jordy Morrison, Mords…the 200 gamer Everton junior superstar running rings around the opposition!!!

The quiet, not so quiet young man creating havoc growing up at the Wolves & Tigers with his best mate Zac.

The mid turned dashing defender playing for his State ….. 

The injuries, the breaks from the game he loves….the comeback kid.

The heart & soul of the Tigers, he just doesn’t know it 👊

He’s cheeky, he can coach, he can play, we love him ❤️

100 games in the 100th year , put your hands together for one hell of a Tiger !!!

Go get em Jordy Mordy Goodwin ….

Danny “Chippa” Craven

 

I remember when Jordy first came into the senior fold, his skill was obvious even back then and he was so fast!! Knowing that he came through the juniors at Everton, he gave us older fellas a lot of hope and excitement for the future of our club. Whilst over the journey Jordy has gone in and out with his love of footy, his commitment to his mates and the club has always been there, which is why I'm sure everyone will get around him this weekend. I hope he shows us all on Saturday that fast, skilful and exciting player we saw all those years ago ... he just needs to believe!

Well done mate and all the best.

Caleb Brown

 

Jordy has not only been a great team mate, but a close friend to me and my family. I have had a front row seat watching Jordy grow as a player and person over his span of 100 senior games at the Mayne Tigers. I played with him in his first senior games and it is great to see him reach this milestone. He is pivotal to the Tigers success both on and off the field. His playing ability can’t be understated, but it is his effort off the field in shaping the culture of the Mayne playing group which is an even bigger asset. He is loved by all. So proud of him to get to this huge milestone and be etched in Mayne Tigers history – well done buddy!

Dean Hartley

 

Congrats Mords for 100 of the best for the Mayne Tigers! It’s been a privilege to play along side you for many of these and an even bigger honour to call you my best mate. Mords is one of the most genuine people I know. As a team mate, he is very selfless. He doesn’t care about his personal performance, he just wants to be involved in a win and help his team mates thrive. I’d like to thank him for finding me from the kick ins 95% of the time. Good luck on Saturday mate, very proud of you for this achievement. 

Zac McLean


Congrats on 100 Senior Games Mords! Been awesome to be a part of the journey from the junior days at the Everton Wolves all the way to the Ressies flag together in 2014. Have always been a skillful, team player but more importantly an even better bloke off the field and helped to guide me through some big end of season weekends as a young bloke - great memories.

Jasper Craven

 

Jordy can be seen Saturday afternoons using his leg speed and clean hands to always be the first one putting his hand into the post game esky handing out beers to his teammates. On the field he is one of the best kicks to lead to due to his ability to place the ball into space making it an easy mark for the receiver. Around the group he is the type of person who cares about his teammates, often txting them to check in if he notices they are absent from training or social events. 

A popular member amongst the playing group and a red hot favourite for the 2024 Mayne gift.

Congratulations on 100 games Mords, all the best for Saturday!

Jack Gartlan

 

Wolves the name, rules the game. Having played with Jordy throughout my juniors with the Everton Wolves, I have been privileged to watch his development as a player and to ultimately mature into a senior footballer and leader.

It’s a testament to his determination and perseverance throughout the years that has seen him chalk up 99 games to date.

Blessed with speed and a beautiful kick, you can always rely on him getting out of a tight spot in the back pocket and hitting his intended target downfield. His experience and vision on-field are traits all of his teammates lean on. (Could have been a college football punter in another life) As a self-proclaimed “off-field leader”, Mords has more than shown his prowess at club functions, and is a strong driver in culture at our footy club. He is also a seasoned veteran in throwing down the smoke bomb when the hour gets late. In my opinion, he’s the true definition of a clubman - selfless, and loyal to the end.

Good luck out there for your 100th Rashy! Add it to the resumé…you more than deserve it, mate!

Xavier Craven



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