Date of birth
Born in Gorleston, Norfolk, young goalkeeper Aston Oxborough is one of our own.
He wasn’t always between the sticks, however. Oxborough began his youth career at Hemsby Hornets as a defender before going in goal due to his height.
In 2010, he was scouted by Norwich City at the age of 12, and after signing for the Academy that year, he went on to make his debut for the Under-18s against Manchester City in 2013, aged 15.
One year later, the Three Lions came calling when Oxborough represented England at a goalkeeper training camp before making his U16s debut against Denmark in February 2015.
His four England U17s fixtures came against Portugal, Italy, Netherlands and Germany, so it was a testing start to his international career!
Oxborough then proceeded to play 23 games for City’s U23s in the Premier League 2 before joining the first-team for the pre-season tour of Germany ahead of the 2018-19 season.
He made his senior debut against King’s Lynn Town in a friendly, coming on as a substitute for Remi Matthews.
Then, ahead of the 2019-20 season, Oxborough was sent on loan to Wealdstone, where he won September’s player of the month award as well as the National League South title.
After returning to Norwich, an achilles rupture injury prevented him from joining Salford on loan for the 2020-21 season.