Jamie Young joins Western United goalkeeping union

Western United can confirm the signing of goalkeeper Jamie Young on a two-year deal until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The 35-year-old makes the switch to the Green and Black after seven years at Brisbane, where he made 143 A-League appearances and played in the AFC Champions League ten times.

“The thing that stuck out for me is what John Aloisi brings to the club,” said Young.

“He wants success, he wants to push. When you play for a manager who pushes you, you go through brick walls for them. That’s what I want.

“I want to make sure the work I put in, translates to success and I’m delighted to have the opportunity here with Western United.”

A vastly experienced goalkeeper, Young has made over 360 senior appearances across an 18-year career to date.

Western United Head Coach Aloisi said he is delighted to be working with Young again and looks forward to adding his quality, experience and leadership to the side.

“I got to know Jamie very well during our time together in Brisbane and I am so happy to bring him with us to Western United,” Aloisi said. 

“He is a perfect fit for us on and off the pitch. His leadership and experience will be vital for us, and above all that, he has big qualities. 

“There is a reason he was named the league’s best goalkeeper a few years ago. Having him and Ryan Scott together will be important for us at the back.” 

An England international at Under-19 and Under-20 level, Young has excelled in Brisbane with his athleticism and sharp reflexes in goal, becoming one of the league’s best shot-stoppers.

Young is a two-time winner of Brisbane Roar’s Player of the Year award and was also named A-League Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2017/18 season.