American defender Jonathan Tompkinson joined Norwich's Under-18s for the 2019/20 season. He had almost joined Ipswich trialling with them for six weeks in 2016 but nothing came of it. When Academy Recruitment chief Steve McGavin left Ipswich for Norwich, Tompkinson's family reached out to hin to secure a trial at Norwich. This included a spell at Colchester where they beat Spurs 3-0. He also trialled with West Brom before joining Norwich.
Before joining Norwich he had played for Solar FC and FC Dallas' Academy side in his native Texas (although his family are from East Anglia).
He was called up by the USA's Under-17s for a tournament in Holland in September 2019.
On 16th July it was announced that Jonathan had signed a professional contract until the end of the 2021/22 season.