Welsh international midfielder Owain Tudur Jones became Norwich's
second signing of the summer 2009 when he completed a transfer
from Swansea for an undisclosed fee on 16th June 2009. He signed
a three year contact with the Canaries.
Born in Bangor, his playing career began with then Cymru Alliance
club Porthmadog. He moved to Bangor City in the summer of 2001
and went on to make 96 appearances for the Citizens including
playing in the Intertoto Cup in June 2002 against Romanian side
Gloria Bistrita. During his spell with Bangor, he had a trial
He was signed by Swansea for £5000 prior to the 2005/06
season after a successful trial. During his first full season
as a professional he made 21 league appearances, scoring three
goals. He also made his debut for the Welsh Under-21 side and
at the end of the season also received a call up to the full international
squad. In the second season, he was plagued with knee injuries
and went to the USA to see the renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman
for a second opinion on his ongoing knee problem.
He spent the second half of the 2008/9 season with Swindon, making
11 appearances and scoring once.
Owain made his international debut for Wales in a friendly against
Luxembourg on March 26, 2008. At the time of his transfer to Norwich,
he had won 4 caps.
Norwich assistant manager Ian Butterworth
said "We're pleased to have Owain on board. He's a player
I knew a little bit about when I was at Cardiff. He played against
Cardiff for Swansea, against Hartlepool as well, and we feel as
though he will be a very useful additionHe can play in central
midfield, where he's played most of his career, and he's played
at the back as well. But he sees himself as a central midfield
player and that's where we see him as well. So we're delighted
to have Owain on board and I'm sure he'll be a really useful acquisition.
You need that height and physical presence in certain key positions.
Owain has good feet, good technical ability and he comes highly
Owain made his debut
for Norwich in the 7-1 shock home defeat to Colchester on the
opening day of the 2009/10 season
Owain was loaned by Norwich to Yeovil for a month to get match
fitness at the end of January 2010
Despite playing in Norwich's 2010 pre-season friendlies, Owain
was allowed to join Plymouth on trial in August 2010 and played
and scored for the Pilgrims in an 8-0 victory over Saltash United
on 2nd August. Plymouth boss Peter Reid said: He cruised
through the game and looked a decent player. We are going to have
a look at him for a week or so. Owain had been recommended
to Reid by former Welsh international Ian Rush
On 27th August 2010, Owain was loaned again to Yeovil on a one
month deal, which was extended for a second month
Returning from his loan spell, Tudur-Jones figured on the bench
for the Canaries and came on as a late subsitute in the win at
Derby County. He also played for City in their 3-0 win against
Fakenham Town in the Norfolk Senior Cup but this hasnt stopped
several clubs, including Sheffield United and Millwall, looking
at the 27-year-old, whose agent, Dan Wood, admitted he is aware
of several sides admiring his clients qualities. We
are not surprised clubs are keeping tabs on Owains situation,
he is a quality player who has made an impact for every team he
has played for, said Wood
On 21st January 2011, Tudur-Jones was loaned to Brentford for
one month. This was extended until the end of the season but he
made just 6 appearances.
Owain signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 29th July 2011
following Norwich's agreement to cancel his registration with
them. He signed a one year contract and made his debut against
Hibs, losing 1-0, the following day.
On 31st May 2013, Tudur-Jones signed a two year deal with Hibs
ahead of his contract expiry with Inverness. Tudur Jones, who
has earned six caps for Wales, said: "Now I see Hibs as
a challenge for myself - to help the club finish as high as possible
in the table; which is where the club should be. I'm looking forward
to playing for Hibs in Europe; it's something a little bit different
and it will be a great experience." Unfortunately for
Tudur-Jones, Hibs were relegated via the play-offs to the Scottish
Championship at the end of the 2013/14 season.
Released by Hibs by mutual consent on 2nd September 2014, Tudur-Jones
signed for Falkirk on 5th September 2014, signing a two year contract.
He had played 19 games for Hibs.
On 7th March 2015 he announced his retirement due to a knee injury.
He took up a role as pundit with BBC Radio Wales Sport and BBC