Ladies coach Porter out to seize Halifax chance with both hands

Brighouse Town Ladies goalkeeping coach Jordan Porter has signed for FC Halifax Town and was on the bench at Boreham Wood last Saturday for the opening Vanarama National League match.

Porter, 21, has been signed by the Shaymen after successful pre-season trials, which included a match in July at the Dual Seal Stadium against his former club Brighouse Town.

He is now getting used to the big match action as he made his debut between the posts for Brighouse’s big game last season when Division One league leaders Salford City were the visitors and he was only beaten once as Town before a 600 crowd went on to win 3-1.

A local lad from Brighouse, Porter attended Rastrick High School and is currently an 
apprentice for Brighouse-based Company Environtec and a trainee Asbestos consultant.

He began playing aged six for Rastrick Juniors and at nine was signed for Huddersfield Town’s junior academy. At the age of 16 he was accepted on the Huddersfield Scholarship programme.

A year later he was given the opportunity to try for an apprenticeship at Barnsley but was released after six months. He then actually had a short spell at Brighouse Town playing in the then reserve team.

It was then that he made the decision to join the Army and he went into the Royal Artillery and carried out his training at Purbright.

Army life wasn’t for him and he left after 12 months and aged 19 he started the 
apprenticeship he is currently on.

A massive football fan through and through he will watch any game that is on and likes to keep a close eye on Huddersfield Town after playing there for so long with the various junior teams.

It came as a shock to several Town fans when he was allowed to go on loan to AFC Emley towards the end of last season as Jacob Giles re-established himself in the side.

Despite being the No2 to the experienced Matt Glennon at the Shay, Porter has been handed the No1 jersey by manager Neil Aspin, which he also wore on Tuesday night against Chester FC.