Welcome a new challenge – Jordan Templin

January 26, 2020

Box Hill United’s senior men have roped in exciting attacking midfielder Jordan Templin for season 2020.


Templin scored six goals in 28 appearances across both NPL2 conferences in 2019, donning the Langwarrin SC shirt.


After honing his formative years at Ipswich Town (England), APOEL (Cyprus) and Club Brugge (Belgium), Templin’s senior bow arrived with Bentleigh Greens in 2012.


Following a title-winning spell with Tasmanian side South Hobart, the midfielder then earned rave reviews with two successful seasons at Nunawading City – winning the 2014 Best and Fairest (State League 2) accolade.


Templin also jetted out to Spain after signing for then-Segunda B outfit Hercules.

He added to his growing reputation with Bulleen Lions in 2017 and 2018 – bagging the 2017 NPL Goal of Year medal, and the 2018 Golden Boot. 


With a new chapter unfolding at Wembley Park, the 24-year-old said, “It’s really good. I always welcome a new challenge, and am looking forward to a successful 2020.


“Con (senior men’s head coach) has always expressed interest in bringing me down to Box Hill, and I really admire his playing style. It suits the way that I play.


“I am looking to enjoy the game again, which will help me develop as a footballer and getting some good performances together.”


The ex-Malvern City player reasoned his diverse recent experiences have been “priceless”.


He said, “It is really important to get different aspects and points of view with football. Because, it can be played in millions of different ways. The experiences that I have learned have been invaluable.


“Different coaches and countries play different styles, and it is good to get a taste for each one, and try to add those to your game. It’s really priceless to me.”


Playing down any added pressure of expectations, Templin is gearing up to meet the season ahead with gusto.


“As far as fans putting on expectations from the sidelines [are concerned], I hope I can meet them. When I go out there, I just play the way I play. I always bring a 110 per cent,” he explained.


“Coming from the teammates’ and coaches’ perspectives, I am trying to do my best and lead by example. So hopefully, that extra pressure subsides under the performances.”

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