Date of birth: 23 February 1999
Place of birth: Swindon
International levels played at: England U18s, U17s, U16s
Trophies won at Chelsea: UEFA Youth League 2015/16; FA Youth Cup 2015/16, 2016/17; U18 Premier League 2016/17
Jared Thompson is a goalkeeper who signed from Swindon Town as an Under-13 and featured for our youth team and Under-19s often during the 2014/15 season, making 17 appearances as a schoolboy.
The keeper shared duties with Nathan Baxter in the youth team in his debut campaign as a scholar as our youngsters won the south section of the league for the second year running. A good shot-stopper who is very comfortable with the ball at his feet, he also featured for the England Under-17s at European Championship for that age group in 2016 and has represented Northern Ireland as well.
In 2016/17, Thompson featured throughout our Treble-winning Under-18 campaign and saved a penalty at Stamford Bridge in the 7-1 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in the semi-final. He made his development squad debut away at Arsenal in February.
Jared signed his first professional contract in February 2016, committing himself to the club until the end of the 2017/18 season. In July 2017, he secured his first taste of senior football with a loan move to Chippenham Town in the National League South.