Oates , Jimmy

Birth Date

19th March 1991


Sydney, Australia



Biographical Text

Jimmy Oates, an Australian defender signed from Hereford in 2018, had a brief stay at Exeter City and only played in cup matches. He later returned to Australia. 

Sydney-born Jimmy came through the Manly United ranks and spent three years on the books of the Central Coast Mariners before returning to Manly. By 2015 Jimmy was studying at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire and was one of several college players playing for the newly-formed Hereford FC where he was in the side that reached the FA Vase final in 2016. Jimmy later captained Hereford as they won successive promotions to the National League North in 2018.

Jimmy signed for Exeter City in July 2018 making his debut in the League Cup at Fulham in August 2018. After playing in another five cup matches - but none in the league - Jimmy returned to Hereford on loan in January 2019 and was later released by City.  

He moved back to to Australia and rejoined Manly United in 2020 and was reported as being Manly’s captain during 2022 and agreeing to play again in 2023. Towards the end of the 2023 season Jimmy relocated to Newcastle, NSW and signed for Lambton Jaffas in the top divison of the Northern New South Wales structure.  


Exeter City

FA Cup 1, League Cup 1, EFL Trophy 4 (6)

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