Jamie Eames joined
Norwich Cty's academy from Cambridge City's youth team in the
spring of 2005. Jamie, a right winger, had been a regular in Cambridge
City's U16 side since signing from Colney Heath FC after Jez George
spotted him playing for Herts u16s v Suffolk. He scored five goals
in the Eastern Junior Alliance campaign, but, more significantly
perhaps, two in a friendly against the Norwich Player Development
Centre! He also made four appearances for the reserves including
one start, against Lowestoft Town.He was offered and accepted
a two year scholarship at Norwich following a three month period
during which he has played against the likes of Ipswich Town,
Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Millwall for their u16s and u18s.
Once again there are mixed emotions for Cambridge City's Academy
Director Jez George who said, "To gain a scholarship as
an under 16 player at a club of the stature of Norwich City is
a remarkable achievement. Jamie has come a long way in a short
space of time, having signed for us from Colney Heath only last
October. Whilst we are disappointed that a player of Jamie's talent
and natural ability will not be joining our Academy, everyone
connected with Cambridge City is really pleased for him and we
wish Jamie every success at Norwich City. We will follow his progress
with interest and are proud that Cambridge City played a part
in his development."
Jamie joined Stevenage, initially on trial, in May 2007 as he
had not been offered a professional contract with the Canaries.
Jamie was loaned to Wivenhoe Town in January 2008
Released by Stevenage in the summer of 2008, Jamie played for
St Albans in their July 2008 friendlies against Barnet and Tottenham.
The following month he signed for Colney Heath in the Spartan
South Midlands League