Triallist Leroy Griffiths partnered Carlos
Hasselbaink in Norwich reserves' goalless draw with Stowmarket
on 22nd July 2000. The then-Hampton & Richmond Borough striker
began his career at Sutton United and had spells with Banstead
and Corinthian Casuals before joining Hampton in February 2000.
Despite impressing in the 3-1 reserve victory over Wimbledon on
25th July, Norwich City decided that neither Griffiths or Hasselbaink
had what the club was looking for.
On 27th May 2001, the Non League Paper reported that Leroy
was expected to sign for either QPR or Orient in a £40,000 deal.
This followed a successful season in which he beat the 20 goal
barrier for Hampton alongside Ryman Premier Division top marksman
Craig Maskell. Leroy eventually joined QPR. He scored three times
in 23 appearances for Rangers during the 2001/02 season but this
was not seen as a high enough return at a time when clubs were
cutting back on their playing squads in the wake of the ITV Digital
In July 2002, a return to non-league football was mooted with
speculation linking Leroy with Farnborough. This materialised
on 5th August although as a three month loan deal. Leroy returned
to Loftus Road at the beginning of November only to return to
the Conference on 10th November 2002 with a loan deal at Margate.
QPR released Leroy from his contract at the beginning of July
2003 and immediatley Farnborough were linked with a move and invited
him to join them for training. However he did not join Tommy Taylor's
revolution at 'Boro and was expected to sign for Staines Town
whose manager Steve Cordery he had played under whilst at Hampton
& Richmond. However there was another twist and Leroy eventually
signed for Boro again in August. However he moved the following
month to join Grays Athletic on a 2year contract.
Although he scored 26 goals for Grays in 2004/5 as they stormed
to the Conference South title and FA Trophy final, he was left
out of the trophy side following disagreements with teammate Vill
Powell and with the club over a new contract. In the summer of
2005, Leroy joined Fisher Athletic.
On 20th January 2006, Leroy joined Aldershot on loan and he began
to repay their investment in him by scoring twice the following
After returning to Fisher Athletic, Leroy was loaned out to Grays
Athletic on 16th February 2007.
Leroy left Fisher in the summer of 2007 and was part of a triple
signing by Blue Square South side Haveant and Waterlooville on
23rd July 2007 along with former Tottenham youngster Jamie
Slabber and Newport (IOW) winger Michael McEnery
Leroy then moved to Corinthan Casuals before signing for Lewes.
In November 2007, he joined Gillingham on loan teaming up again
with Mark Stimson his former Grays manager. This became a permanent
transfer in January 2008
Leroy left Gillingham at the end of June 2008 and signed for
Eastleigh. He moved to Staines Town in late August 2008. In January
2010, he signed for Sutton. After moving to Thurrock, he joined
Leatherhead In October 2013,.