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Josh Dawkin

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Norwich Career: 2007-12 (Academy/Professional) (3 appearances)
Current Club: St Ives (Southern League)
Date of Birth:  16/01/1992 (Huntingdon)
Nationality: Welsh

Biography

Norwich City's Under-16 centre-forward Josh Dawkin was called up by Wales Under-16s in September 2007 for two friendlies against France. He will become a full time Academy scholar in the summer of 2008. He has also played for the Welsh Under-17s. He scored his first international goal for Wales' Under-17s against Northern ireland in the spring of 2008.

Josh was spotted at the age of 14 playing county football for Cambridgeshire. Despite interest from Peterborough, Norwich offered hima trial and although his side lost 9-0, Dawkin was taken on by the Canaries.

Josh made his Norwich debut as a second half substitute in the 1-0 Johnstone's Paints Trophy clash at Gillingham on 6th October 2009. He made his full debut in the Johnstone Paints Trophy clash with Swindon on 10th November 2009. He went on to make two further appearances during 2009/10.

Dawkin was offered his first professional contract with Norwich at the end of March 2010, and signed it on 1st July 2010.

On 27th July 2010, Josh was called up to the Welsh Under-21 squad for their August clash with Malta.

On 14th October 2011, Josh signed for Kettering on a month's loan.

In March 2012, Josh was loaned to Cambridge United on a month's loan

Released by Norwich in May 2012, he signed for Conference side Braintree in July 2012

Dawkin joined Lowestoft on loan on 14th December 2013 but his opporunities to play were limited by the poor weather. Lowestoft managed to extend the loan on 26th January 2013 until the end of the 2012/13 season.

Dawkin joined Cambridge City on 7th August 2013 and moved on to Dunstable Town in the summer of 2014. He returned to Cambridge City but was released in January 2016 for disciplinary reasons.

He had a short spell with St Neots Town before joining St Ives Town on 10th June 2016. Manager Ricky Marheineke said: “I’m delighted to have attracted someone of Josh’s ability to the club. He is a top player at this level and can really help us to kick on. The fact he is a local boy is even more pleasing. The fact we have managed to entice him away from a club like St Neots shows how far we have come in a short space of time.”


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