Jordyn Billings to play 100th game for North Warrnambool Eagles

SIBLING SUCCESS: Jordyn Billings, right, will play her 100th game for the Eagles on Saturday. She is pictured with twin sister Skye. Picture: Rob Gunstone
SIBLING SUCCESS: Jordyn Billings, right, will play her 100th game for the Eagles on Saturday. She is pictured with twin sister Skye. Picture: Rob Gunstone

NORTH Warrnambool Eagles coach Jody Roth says the Billings twins are reaping the benefits of forced time on the sidelines.

Jordyn and Skye have returned to Hampden open grade competition in 2017 after back and knee injuries wiped out their 2016 seasons respectively.

“Both Billings girls are in really good form. The year off has been good for their bodies,” Roth said.

“Both are travelling well and are super fit.”

Jordyn will play her 100th game for the Eagles against Cobden on Saturday.

Roth said Jordyn had overcome setbacks to reach the milestone.

“She’s been with us since juniors so it’s nice for her to achieve that,” she said.

“Our focus is to get a win and it would be nice to do that with it being ‘Bills’ 100th game.”

Roth said the regular defender would show her capabilities in different roles this season as the Eagles look to catch opposition on the hop.

“Last week she was in goal shooter for the last five minutes of the game,” she said.

“I am looking to have a very versatile team this year. There were no set positions put out to the girls.

“It gives me depth.”

Jordyn is joint vice-captain along with Annie Blackburn.

Kate O’Meara will skipper the Eagles as they look to push for another finals berth.

Roth is hopeful 17 and under trio Maggie Kellett, Zoe Bussell and Molly McKinnon will play roles off the bench throughout the season.

“Maggie played her first full game against Terang Mortlake and really held her own,” she said.