Jamie Brooks (footballer)

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Jamie Brooks
Jamie Brooks 06-05-2006 1.jpg
Brooks warming up for Oxford United in 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-08-12) 12 August 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Oxford, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Abingdon Town
Youth career
Oxford United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Oxford United 50 (13)
2003–2004 Maidenhead United (loan)
2004 Tamworth (loan) 1 (1)
2004 Slough Town (loan)
2005–2006 Brackley Town (loan)
2006–2007 Didcot Town
2007–2008 Abingdon United
2008–2010 Oxford City
2010–2012 Abingdon United
2012 Witney Town
2013– Abingdon Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:28, 17 July 2013 (UTC).

Jamie Brooks (born 12 August 1983) is an English footballer.

Brooks came through the youth system at Oxford United, and plays as a striker. He marked his first-team debut, as a 17-year-old, with a goal and an assist at the end of the 2001–02 season.[1] In his first season at the Kassam Stadium he walked away with all four player of the year awards[2] after some great displays and goals. He was due to go on trial with Arsenal with a view to a move to the Premiership club, but the day before the trial[3] he was rushed to hospital, fighting for his life.[2] The mystery illness was later diagnosed as Guillain–Barré syndrome. He was in intensive care for over four months.[4] It took Brooks over a year to recover[5] and on his return to the game, he went on loan to Maidenhead United.[6]

In February 2004 he joined Tamworth on loan until the end of the season[4] and scored for the club on his debut.[7] Further loan spells followed with Slough Town[8] and Brackley Town.[3]

He was released by Oxford in May 2006[9] but rejoined the club in September as a coach at the Centre of Excellence, responsible for coaching the under-9 age group.[10]

Dropping down to non-league level, he joined Didcot Town in July 2006, despite having been offered a two-year professional contract by a club in the northwest of England.[11] His next move was to Abingdon United in July 2007[12] He joined Oxford City in September 2008,[13] remaining with the club until August 2010.[14] He rejoined Abingdon the following month.[15]

In July 2012, it was announced that he had signed for Witney Town of the Hellenic Premier Division.[16] He joined Abingdon Town in July 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football: JAMIE SHINES ON HIS DEBUT; OXFORD 3 SWANSEA 1.". Sunday Mirror. 29 April 2001. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Brooks fears allayed". BBC Sport. 29 April 2002. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Now Brooks joins Brackley". NonLeagueDaily.com. 30 December 2005. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Lambs snap up Brooks". NonLeagueDaily.com. 6 February 2004. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brooks set to return". BBC Sport. 13 October 2003. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Magpies give Brooks a helping hand". NonLeagueDaily.com. 13 December 2003. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nationwide Conference Round-Up". NonLeagueDaily.com. 7 February 2004. Archived from the original on 23 February 2004. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Brooks checks in at Slough". NonLeagueDaily.com. 24 August 2005. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Boss Smith lets seven players go". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Brooks back with Oxford as coach". BBC Sport. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Brooks coup for Didcot". NonLeagueDaily.com. 3 July 2006. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Former U's join Abingdon". NonLeagueDaily.com. 9 July 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2012. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Oxford City sign forward Brooks". BBC Sport. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Young royals join City". NonLeagueDaily.com. 23 August 2010. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Brooks back at United". NonLeagueDaily.com. 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ex U's player signs for Witney". activwitney.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

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