FRESH GOAL: Jordon Remfrey runs onto Sunshine Coast Stadium for the Melbourne Storm under-20s last season.
FRESH GOAL: Jordon Remfrey runs onto Sunshine Coast Stadium for the Melbourne Storm under-20s last season. Ritchie Duce/Level Eleven Photog

Remfrey looks for a new shot

RUGBY LEAGUE: Noosa Pirates centre Jordon Remfrey, 20, has made handfuls of life-altering decisions in his young life and rugby league career thus far.

Remfrey, who moved to the Sunshine Coast in search of job and playing opportunities, was eventually picked up by the Melbourne Storm, playing 10 games with its under-20s outfit in 2016.

Before that he had enjoyed a stint at the Sydney Roosters, leaving his hometown of Mount Isa for the Bondi club as a teenager.

He said "things didn't work out” down there and homesickness got the better of him.

Remfrey "lost some confidence” after he left the Roosters and was playing local league in the far north before a mate convinced him to come to the Coast.

He's now playing his rugby league trade with the Pirates in the Caloundra RSL Division 1, and dreams of another shot at the Melbourne system, via the Sunshine Coast Falcons. He's made a good impression at centre scoring four tries in the Pirates' shock win over Kawana before the Easter break.

"I'd like to get another taste ... to get back into the system and fulfil my dream,” he said.

"Training is going good. I'm just going to keep working hard and hopefully when the opportunity arises I'll take it with both hands.

"I think I'm doing well at the moment but still need a few more games to prove I can keep the consistency up.”

Sunshine Coast Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said he was impressed with how a number of former Storm U20s players had embraced the local league.

Remfrey is is a labourer but would like an electrical apprenticeship.


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