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Jamie Young

Born: 25th August 1985 
Nationality: Australian 
Position: Goalkeeper 
Royals first team debut: Reading 0-0 Stoke – 13/03/04 
Appearances: 0(+1) 
Clean Sheets: 1

Young’s Story:
Upon moving to England in 2002, Young joined up with our Academy as an affable Australian Goalkeeper with promising talent. 

His debut corresponded with his one and only Madejski Stadium appearance, presented in the 56th minute as replacement for the first choice Marcus Hahnemann. The Aussie managed to see the game out with a clean sheet as honours were kept even that day. 

Despite the obvious lack of game time, Young provided stern competition for his first team compatriots and his easy-going happy-to-help approach made him a lot of friends throughout his stay. 

Despite being born in Australia, he has represented England internationally, with caps for the U18s, U19s and U20s spanning from 2002 till 2005. 

Towards the end of his Royals career he was sent out on loan to League Two side Rushden & Diamonds, making 23(+1) appearances for the side in the 2005/06 season before returning to the Madejski Stadium in January.  

Beyond the hoops:

Young was released by the club in May 2006 and signed a one-year deal with Wycombe Wanderers three months later. 

He made his debut for the High Wycombe side in a 3-2 away Cup victory over Swansea that August, and progressed to tally 24 appearances for the season. 

The following year a knee injury would keep the Brisbane-born shot-stopper out of the line-up for the majority of games. 

When his contract came to an end in January 2010, he joined Aldershot Town on a non-contract basis as injury cover. The agreement was made permanent in July when he signed on a year’s deal. 

He impressed within the first team and at the end of his inaugural season the club were in reach of the Play-offs. 

Young was downgraded to second choice Keeper with the arrival of Ross Worner in 2011, and after 123 league starts for the Shots, he left to join up with his hometown club Brisbane Roar come May 2014.