Tommy Jaszczun

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Tommy Jaszczun
Personal information
Full nameAntony John Jaszczun [1]
Date of birth (1977-09-16) 16 September 1977 (age 43) [1]
Place of birth Kettering, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) [1]
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
000?–1998 Aston Villa
Senior career*
1998–2000 Aston Villa 0 (0)
2000–2004 Blackpool 122 (0)
2004–2005 Northampton Town 32 (0)
2005–2006 Rochdale 17 (0)
2006Cambridge United (loan) 16 (0)
2006–2007 Cambridge United 10 (1)
2007–2009 Kettering Town
2009–2010 Corby Town
2010 Kettering Town 1 (0)
2011 Corby Town 7 (1)
2012 Daventry United
2012–2013 Brackley Town
2012–2016 Wellingborough Whitworth
Teams managed
2015–2016 Wellingborough Whitworth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 00:56, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Antony John "Tommy" Jaszczun (born 16 September 1977) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.



Aston Villa

Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, Jaszczun started his career as part of the Aston Villa youth team. [1] He rarely managed to get into the first team setup, playing just once as a substitute in a League Cup tie with Chelsea, [2] and was sold on to Blackpool for a fee believed to be £50,000.


Whilst at Blackpool he helped them win the Football League Trophy twice, starting both finals, in 2002 and 2004. [3] [4]

Cambridge United

Following a loan spell, Jaszczun joined Cambridge United in July 2006. However he was forced into retirement in March 2007 as he had been sidelined since November with a toe injury and has been unable to return to training despite an operation and prolonged rehabilitation. [5]

Kettering Town

Jaszczun came out of early retirement to play for his hometown side, Kettering Town. He was manager Mark Cooper first signing in May 2007. However, after a successful first season, winning the Conference North, he had an injury plagued season the next, but still managed to feature against Fulham in the FA Cup. Jaszczun was released by the club in March 2009. [6]

Corby Town

Following his release from Kettering Town, Jaszczun joined Conference North side Corby Town.

Kettering Town again

Jaszczun rejoined The Poppies for a second spell in May 2010 as a player coach. [7] After just six months Jaszczun quit the club after he was asked to take a wage cut. [8]

Corby Town again

On 17 January 2011 it was confirmed that Jaszczun had rejoined The Steelmen. [9]


In 2012 Jaszczun joined United Counties League side Wellingborough Whitworth as player/assistant manager. In January 2016 he became manager, but resigned at the end of the 2015–16 season. [10]

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  10. Jaszczun steps down at Whitworth Northants Telegraph, 29 April 2016