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Matthew Ball

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Norwich Career: Scholar (2009-11) , Professional (2011-12)
Current Club: Hendon (Ryman League)
Date of Birth: 26/03/1993 (Welwyn Garden City) 
Nationality: Northern Irish


It was announced in October 2008 that midfielder Matthew Ball would be offered a scholarship with the Norwich City academy to commence in the summer of 2009. Matthew, from Welwyn Garden Ciy, joined the Canaries as an Under-14 player. He had also been called up to the Northern Ireland Under 16s development squad

Matthew joined the Academy as a scholar at the end of June 2009

In December 2009, he was called up to the Northern Irish Under-17 development squad. The following September, he played for the Northern Irish Under-18s against Poland and Belarus, which Matthew captained.

Matt, who was on Norwich's bench for the October 2010 clash with Crystal Palace, was given his first one-year professional contract on 24th May 2011. He had scored 13 goals in 28 academy appearances this season."It's a chance for him to see if he can handle playing with the pros" said boss Paul Lambert

Matt spent the end part of the 2011/12 season on loan to Macclesfield. On returning to Norwich, he was one of five players released on 17th May 2012

In July 2012 Ball went on trial with Stevenage and subsequently signed a three year contract.

Matt spent march 2013 on loan to Conference South side Farnborough, making seven appearances and scoring once. Returning to Stevenage, he made his debut on 20th April in a defeat at Swindon.

In August 2013, Ball joined Boreham Wood on loan but was later loaned to Farnborough on 31st January 2014 until the end of the 2013/14 season.

Ball was released by Stevenage on 17th May 2014. He joined Farnborough on 1st August 2014.

He moved to Conference South rivals Wealdstone on 20th October 2014 for a small transfer fee.

In May 2015, Matt joined American soccer side Albuquerque Sol who played in the USL Premier Development League. He returned to England in August 2015.

After a spell back at Wealdstone, he signed for Conference South side St Albans City on 15th June 2016

Ball moved to Ryman League side Hendon on 7th January 2017.

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