No rest for Jordan as he juggles his studies with an active sporting life

Jordan Pickles
Jordan Pickles

Life is certainly action-packed for Brighouse lad Jordan Pickles.

The 17-year-old, who attends Brighouse High School’s Sixth Form, has just completed AS Levels in Biology, Sociology, Maths and P.E.

Jordan is now planning to go to university to study Sports Science with an aim to have a career in Sports Performance.

In his spare time away from his studies, Jordan is a spin bowler at Lightcliffe Cricket club and has played there since the age of 10.

He also plays football for Brighouse Juniors and started playing at the club as five-year-old and at centre-back.

His older brother, Daniel, 21, also used to play at Brighouse Juniors, but had to give up when he started university.

Living at home with his parents, Chris and Jacqueline, Jordan is also a black belt at kick-boxing from Quest Kick Boxing Club.

When the family moved to the area they began following Brighouse Town and, as they became more involved with the club, manager Paul Quinn approached Jordan and asked if he would like to become assistant kitman to Darrell Hadala.

“Its a busy weekend when the season starts, which it has done now with pre-season friendlies, and the cricket season is in full swing,” said Jordan.

“I travel home and away with Brighouse Town and then I will be playing cricket on a Sunday.”

As if all that were not enough, the busy teenager also manages to keep down a part-time job.

He can regularly be found acting as referee at Brighouse Juniors for the Under 11’s and 12’s and has already completed his basic refereeing course, as well as achieving also Level Seven in refereeing.