Striker Josh Clarke was
in the Norwich City Under 15 squad that won the Northern Ireland
Milk Cup in August 2001. At the time Josh attended Lynn Grove
High School in Gorleston and was described as having pace and
an eye for goals. Although primarily a striker, he has also been
used as a winger. Josh had joined the Canaries at the age of nine.
He was offered a place as a first year scholar at Norwich's academy
in December 2002. He has made a number of appearances for the Under
19s during 2002/03 scoring four goals. In July 2003, he became a
full time scholar with Norwich's academy. "He scores goals,
has tremendous pace and is getting stronger all the time"
said Academy Director Sammy Morgan
in August 2003
A cruciate knee injury sustained in the early part of the 2003/04
season saw Josh miss the remainder of that campaign. He eventually
played again after 30 months in December 2005 coming on as substitute
on 6th December in the 2-0 defeat to Millwall. That was the only
appearance that Josh made for the Academy and at the end of the
2005/6 season, he decided to end his Norwich City career to avoid
further complications with his knee injury. He instead will take
up a place at Leeds University in September 2006 to study English
Literature. By 2009, he was hoping to move into sports journalism.