Playing for South West Sydney, 13-year-old Jordan Roberts is making his debut into the ClubsNSW Academy Games.
At such a young age, Jordan is dedicated to furthering his sporting career through understanding travelling is a prerequisite, a structured diet regime is a necessity and an intense training agenda is essential.
This experience has facilitated Jordan to make sacrifices, learning to develop specific goals that are related to his sport.
Jordan has had collarbone and knee injuries, which have dramatically affected his performance and emotional attitude towards the game. “It was devastating, I really wanted to lift my game since my injuries,” he said.
He has drawn inspiration from Israel Dagg, New Zealand Rugby union player who plays for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and New Zealand internationally.
Jordan idolizes Israel through his ambition and strong nature. Both players have faced injuries and overcome difficult conditions with their rugby.
To fulfil his major goal to represent NSW Waratahs, Jordan commits to vigorous training once a week with the South West Sydney rugby club, daily cross fit endurance training and a strict diet to complement this lifestyle.
“My diet consists of raw eggs, cucumber and vegetables with a treat once a week,” Jordan explained.
The Year 8 Macquarie Fields High School student has played rugby union for the past eight years. Jordan has gained the most valuable player award for the past four years within his local team, Liverpool City Cougars.
Jordan’s passion of playing for South West Sydney is fuelled by the friendships built and the determination of the team, working together at training and when playing on the field.
Watch Jordan Roberts talk about his commitment to rugby