Striker Stuart Rodney Young was born in Hull but joined the Arsenal YTS scheme in 1997. Released in the summer of 1999, he headed back north, joined his home town club and was handed his first team debut by manager Terry Dolan in mid-September 1991 – a gesture that Young rewarded by scoring the winner at Wigan Athletic. Young scored another goal against Torquay a week later and a third three weeks later against QPR in the League Cup, actions that suggested Dolan had unearthed a locally sourced gem. However Young dropped out of the first XI at the end of October 1991 and was used almost solely from the bench for the next 12 months. Young returned to the first XI in October 1992 and made four starts but he was unable to impress as he had done a year earlier. He moved on in February 1993.
Young joined Northampton Town in February 1993 and he scored twice in eight appearances for the Cobblers. In July 1993 he returned north and signed for Scarborough where he spent a season and a half and rediscovered his form in front of goal, kicking off with four goals in his first 6 starts. Stuart ended his first season at Scarborough with 10 goals in 35 appearances then opened his 1994/95 account in a League Cup tie against former side Hull City. Young scored and was sent off in an exciting final appearance for Scarborough against Exeter at the end of November 1994, he left the East Coast side a month later having scored 12 times in 53 appearances. He joined Scunthorpe United in December 1994 and in just over a year on the edges of The Iron first team he scored three times in 34 appearances. In December 1995 Young joined Northern League side Blyth Spartans and served the Northumbrian side for just over a year.
In January 1997 Young decided to try his luck at overseas football, moving to Singapore and signing for Woodlands Wellington and later Home United. After two years in Singapore in which he scored a goal a game, Young moved to Australia and joined National Soccer League side Wollongong Wolves. He finally established himself as a first team regular in New South Wales, scoring 60 goals in 129 appearances over a five year spell and becoming club captain – for many years Young remained the Wolves’ highest ever league goalscorer and he led the club to two league titles. When the Australian A League was formed in 2004 Wollongong were not invited and Young moved to Western Australia side Perth Glory. In two years he scored 5 times in 22 starts for Glory before moving to Sorrento FC, another Perth-based side, in 2007. After hanging up his boots in 2007 Young went into coaching and was appointed manager of Mandurah FC in 2009, a role he held for two years.
Stuart;s son Jacob Young was born in Wollongong in 2000, between 2016 and 2021 Jacob played for Sunderland in England and TSV Hoffenheim in Germany.
Date/Place of Birth: 16 December 1972, Hull
Hull City First Game: 14 September 1991, Wigan Athletic A (Division Three), 18 years, 272 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 December 1992, Rotherham United A (FA Cup Second Round), 19 years, 355 days old
Arsenal (1989-1991), Hull City (1991-1993), Northampton Town (1993), Scarborough (1993-1994), Scunthorpe United (1994-1995), Blyth Spartans (1995-1997), Woodlands Wellington (1997-1998), Home United (1998-1999), Wollongong Wolves (1999-2004), Perth Glory (2004-2007), Sorrento FC (2007)
Hull City Record
Career: 24 apps, 3 goalsStuart Young
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