Young Australian goalkeeper signs a new contract at Huddersfield Town
- Goalkeeper Jacob Chapman extends his stay at Huddersfield Town
- Australian’s contract will run until 30 June 2022
- Comments from Academy Manager Leigh Bromby
Academy goalkeeper Jacob Chapman has signed a new contract at Huddersfield Town.
Since joining the Club in January 2019, the 19-year-old has made good progress and has today put pen-to-paper on a brand-new three-year deal that will run until 30 June 2022.
Jacob has started nine games for Town’s Elite Development Team/Under-19 side throughout the 2019/20 campaign and also played as an over-age player for the Club’s Under-17s side.
Alongside this, the young ‘keeper travelled with Huddersfield Town’s First Team squad to the Sky Bet Championship game against Luton Town.
Born in Wahroonga, Australia, Jacob’s football career took off as a 12-year-old when he was selected for the Football Federation Australia’s ‘Talented Player Pathway’; a programme of the New South Wales Football Institute.
He received the Hill Sports High School Senior Football Award in 2017 and, more recently, he played youth and senior football for Sydney United 58 FC before moving across the NSW National Premier League to join Marconi Stallions.
Chapman travelled to England in November 2018 to try and earn a professional contract, initially joining Town on trial in December 2018.
Huddersfield Town Academy Manager Leigh Bromby commented:
“Since joining us in January, Jacob has gone from strength-to-strength and continued to develop. He now has to continue his hard work."