Valour Adds Australian Forward Jordan Swibel
Canadian Premier League side Valour FC is bringing in Australian forward Jordan Swibel in a bid to bang in some goals for 2024.
The 24-year-old Australian attacker arrives following a fruitful spell with Australian second tier side Marconi Stallions, where he scored an astounding 16 goals in 28 appearances at the semi-professional level.
That isn’t to say ‘Jordi’ doesn’t have professional experience, however: he’s pick up A-League (and Asian Champions League) experience with Sydney FC and had also signed for the Western Sydney Wanderers, where fellow Valour defender Tass Mourdoukoutas once played.
“We believe Jordan will add quality and versatility to our attack,” says Valour head coach Phillip Dos Santos of the club’s newest international.
“He’s coming off a great season where he showed his ability to score goals and be a constant threat around the box.”
The five-foot-eleven forward began his career with Sydney FC, winning the 2019-2020 Y-League season with their youth team just four years ago, later debuting for the first team.
He would later feature for the side in the Asian Champions League, but left the Sydney-based club having made thirteen appearances for the senior side in 2021.
He landed with A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers that fall after scoring during his trial, but ultimately featured for their NPL feeder team, where he proved prolific with nine goals in eight games.
The Campderdown, Australia native then took his first steps abroad, singing with Israeli second division side Hapoel Nof HaGalil, tallying one goal in five appearances before returning home to sign with the Marconi Stallions.
Valour FC is in the midst of a hefty roster rebuild that has seen Phillip Dos Santos reset most areas of the pitch. With goals having been a point of contention last season, it’ll be interesting to see how Swibel performs on his return to professional football.