Former East Point Dan Jordan coach denies Roos playing rumours

FORMER East Point coach Dan Jordan has categorically denied rumours he will play occasional games for the Kangaroos in the Ballarat Football League this year.

Despite announcing his retirement at the end of last year after accepting an assistant coaching position with Essendon’s VFL side, Jordan has been linked with the Roos, with rumours circulating about a possible return to Eastern Oval.

However, Jordan said he had no plans to play football anywhere this year, unable to commit to any side due to work and coaching duties.

He said he had trained with Riddell District Football League side Rupertswood (coached by his brother Ben) in the pre-season, but said he was simply unable to fully dedicate himself.

“I was probably only going to be able to play every four or five weeks, no matter where I was playing,” Jordan said.

“I don’t want to play every now and then and keep a young bloke out of the side, that’s not good for anyone.

“I’m enjoying being at Essendon and that’s my number one priority in terms of football this year.”

East Point will start its 2013 campaign against Lake Wendouree at Wendouree Reserve on Saturday.