Controversial Collingwood utility Jordan De Goey has reportedly rejected his AFL club’s contract offer because of behavioural clauses.

Jordan De Goey : Collingwood | Contract | Bali video

Jordan De Goey is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Jordan De Goey : Collingwood | Contract | Bali video

Personal information
Full name Jordan De Goey
Date of birth 15 March 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 5, 2014 national draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / forward

De Goey played his junior football with the Ashburton United Junior Football Club in the Yarra Junior Football League.

He later played with Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup, under the captaincy of Darcy Moore, who was drafted to Collingwood in the same year as him.

In the 2013 TAC Cup season, he played only four games, but later starred in the 2014 TAC Cup Grand Final, kicking three goals to help Oakleigh Chargers claim the premiership.

De Goey also represented Vic Metro in the 2014 AFL Under 18 Championships.


Controversial Collingwood utility Jordan De Goey has reportedly rejected his AFL club’s contract offer because of behavioural clauses.

De Goey, who was arrested in New York last October and was the centre of more trouble in Bali this year, has been offered a fresh five-year deal by the Magpies.

But while wanting to stay at Collingwood, he has rejected the offer because behavioural clauses in the contract are too broad, The Age newspaper is reporting.

Jordan De Goey : Collingwood | Contract | Bali video

The Magpies’ contract offer stipulated that if De Goey broke the clauses in the initial two years of the deal, he would forfeit the rest of the contract.

De Goey was stood down by Collingwood from October 31 last year to mid-January amid the US court proceedings, where he pleaded guilty to harassment, which didn’t carry a criminal conviction.

After returning, he was given personal leave in June this year after footage emerged of the 26-year-old making lewd gestures in a Bali nightclub during a mid-season break.

Meanwhile, GWS football boss Jason McCartney wants AFL draftees to have longer initial contracts as his club prepares to lose second-year midfielder Tanner Bruhn to Geelong.

Jordan De Goey contract 

De Goey, who is a restricted free agent this off-season, is currently in a contract stand-off with Collingwood after he rejected the club’s latest offer.

As reported by last week, the Pies’ contract offer contains a behavioural clause, added in the wake of his history of off-field issues.

Jordan De Goey : Collingwood | Contract | Bali video

The Magpies pulled an offer for De Goey after his trip to Bali mid-season but remained keen to keep him.

De Goey’s restricted free agent status means the Magpies can match a rival bid for him and force a trade if he chooses to leave.

The AFLPA released a statement on Tuesday, saying it did not condone any club’s decision to insert extra clauses that seek to restrict players’ behaviour on top of the existing rules.

“The AFL Players‘ Association does not support additional behavioural clauses imposed on players beyond what’s already in place through the AFL Standard Playing Contract,” AFLPA General Manager of Player & Stakeholder Relations Brett Murphy said in a statement.

Having a standard form contract is the norm in world sport and any attempt to deviate from them undermines the integrity of this process and creates inconsistency.”

Bali video 

The woman who was partying with Collingwood star Jordan De Goey in his now infamous Bali video has hit out at the furore the footage has caused in AFL circles.

‘Hey everyone, I can’t believe the backlash towards Jordy & Myself over here in Bali… nothing to see here,’ she wrote.

The 25-year-old is seen in the video dancing with De Goey, who tries to expose her breast at one stage, gives the camera the middle finger and mimicking a sexual act. 

Collingwood is now investigating the footage, which was taken as the star player enjoyed a midseason break while his team has a bye weekend.

De Goey has been slammed from pillar to post by AFL greats and commentators, many of whom are astonished at his antics given he pleaded guilty to harassment after a nightclub scuffle in New York in the preseason, for which he was fined $10,000 by the league.

AFL pundit Mark Robinson led the chorus against De Goey’s actions.

Jordan De Goey : Collingwood | Contract | Bali video

‘Jordan De Goey bali might be the dumbest player of his generation. Other players have made mistakes, but this guy could represent Australia if we had the dumb games,’ he said in the Herald Sun.

‘You’d think he would keep the cleanest of sheets in Bali, yet here we are – worse, here Collingwood is — having to decide whether De Goey’s behaviour is of a young man having fun, or a young man who has discredited himself and the club again.’ 

Geelong champion Cam Mooney laid the blame squarely at the feet of Collingwood ‘idiots’ that allowed De Goey to travel to Bali mid-season in the first place.

By Rishabh

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