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Greg Crane

Greg Crane
Norwich Career: 2001-2004 (Academy Scholar), 2004- (Academy Coach)
Current Club: Norwich City (Academy Coach)
Date of Birth: 25/09/1984 (Great Yarmouth) 
Nationality: English


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 week.

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 2013.

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.

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