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
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
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
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.