He played over 400 league games for Bournemouth, some as captain, after joining in 1994 from Tottenham Hotspur. He played primarily at right back although played at centre back in the latter part of his Bournemouth career. Young was considered an attacking full back who would often support the right winger. He enjoyed a well-deserved testimonial in 2005 against his brother's Charlton Athletic side.
On 2 November 2007 he signed a one-month loan deal at Weymouth, linking up with former Bournemouth teammate Jason Tindall. BBC Sport Retrieved on 2 November 2007 He retired at the end of the 2007/8 season to take up a coaching position in AustraliaBBC Sport Retrieved on 16 May 2008 after over 14 years service for the club.