Greg Crane from Great Yarmouth comes from a sporting family with
his father Alan a successful stock car racer at Great Yarmouth
stadium. During 2000/01, performances in the youth team saw him
evolve from gangly midfielder to a dominant central defender.
He was Man of the Man in Norwich's FA Youth Cup victory over champions
Aston Villa on 2nd December 2002. Greg also trained with the first
team during 2002/03 and captained the reserve team.
At the end of January 2004, Norwich announced that Greg, along
with Damian Batt and David
Chick, would not be offered professional terms by the Canaries.
Greg trained with Wycombe Wanderers during the second week of
February 2004 and played for their reserves against Oxford. He
then joined Boston on trial, alongside Chick, in a 4-0 defeat
of York's reserves. He has also been invited for trials by Rushden
& Diamonds and Bristol Rovers. On February 18th, he played
for Cheltenham's Reserves alongside Chick and Batt against Oxford
which Cheltenham won 5-1. This led to a repeat trial the following
In March 2004, he signed for Ridgeons Leaguers Lowestoft. Lowestoft
won the Ridgeons League trophy in the 2005/6 season, securing
the title with a 2-0 win over Needham Market on 29th April 2006.
In May 2006, he was invited by Kings Lynn manager Tommy Taylor
to attend Lynn's pre-season training. He then went in July 2006
to trial with Cambridge United but signed for the Linnets
He helped Lynn to the Southern League title and then played for
them in the Conference South. However after the appointment of
new manager Carl Heggs in June 2009, Crane parted company with
the Linnets. "When a manager turns round in the paper
and says that he doesn't intend to ring any of his players or
keep any of the ones from last year, you have to start looking
elsewhere," Crane then re-signed for Lowestoft newly
promoted to the Ryman League
Crane left Lowestoft by mutual concent at the beginning of October
Crane signed for Norwich United in the summer of 2014.
Greg is also employed by Norwich as the Under-9s coach in the
academy He has since been promoted to be the Under-18s coach.