Born in Merthyr, the Aberdare product has been with the Blues since leaving Ysgol Uwchradd Aberdâr. Whilst at school, Young competed in county level swimming before following in the footsteps of his father, David Young, and turning to a career in rugby. Playing U16s and U18s age grade he was part of the championship winning team in 2009. From the age of sixteen Young trained in the academy moving from full back to his current position of open-side flanker.
He was a regular in the Welsh age grade set up playing U16, U18 and represented the U20 Junior World Cup side in Italy 2010/11. He made his Cardiff Blues senior debut against Bath Rugby in 2010 suffering a 29-19 Loss in the LV=Cup.