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
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
In March 2012, Josh was loaned to Cambridge United on a month's
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.”
In February 2019, Dawkin joined Soham Town Rangers on a dual registration basis making his debut on 16th February 2019 as substitute in a 4-0 defeat at Grays Athletic.