Jamie Tolley and referee Stuart Attwell
|Full name||Jamie Christopher Tolley|
|Date of birth||12 May 1983|
|Place of birth||Ludlow, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:13, 24 April 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:00, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Jamie Christopher Tolley (born 12 May 1983) is a footballer who plays for Newtown in the Welsh Premier League. Until October 2005 he was a regular in the Wales under-21 team, having made his first appearance aged 18. He is the cousin of former Shrewsbury Town midfielder Glenn Tolley.
Tolley began his career as a trainee with Shrewsbury Town, and made his début for the club on 20 November 1999 in a 2–2 draw with Oxford United. Aged just 16 years 193 days, he became the youngest player in Shrewsbury's history.
By the end of the 2005–06 season Tolley had allowed his contract to expire. After failing to receive the interest he had hoped for, Tolley eventually joined Macclesfield Town, a week into the 2006–07 season. Although he was out-of-contract, as he was under 24 and spent his development years at Shrewsbury, a transfer fee had to be paid. This was revealed to be a five-figure sum that did not meet Shrewsbury's valuation, but Tolley was allowed to leave in the best interests of both the club and the player, according to manager Gary Peters.
Tolley made his Macclesfield debut in their 2–1 defeat at home to Milton Keynes Dons on 12 August 2006, having signed for the club two days earlier.
At the end of the 2007–08 season, Tolley rejected the offer of a new contract with the Silkmen. He trialled with Luton Town, but returned to Macclesfield later that summer, signing a six-month contract. Tolley was offered an additional 6-month contract in January 2009 to help the Silkmen cover the sale of Terry Dunfield. However, further injuries and ineffective performances in the period resulted in Tolley being released by manager Keith Alexander at the end of the 2008–09 season.
At the start of the 2009–10 season Tolley signed a years contract at League Two side Hereford United, however a disappointing season which only saw 10 appearances ended with his contract termination by mutual consent in March 2010.
In July 2010, Tolley joined Conference side Wrexham on trial, featuring in several pre-season friendlies before signing a short term deal with the club in an attempt to prove his fitness to manager Dean Saunders. He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the 2010–11 season as a substitute in place of David Brown during a 1–0 win over Cambridge United.
After an unsuccessful year at the Stags, he was released having made only 2 first team appearances, but soon linked up with Kidderminster Harriers on a one-year deal. His contract with Harriers was cancelled midway through the season and he left the club after only 4 minutes of first team action, joining up with Frank Sinclair, a former Wrexham teammate, at Colwyn Bay.
- As of 29 August 2010.
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