Goalkeeper Shane Herbert
was in the Norwich City Under 15 squad that won the Northern Ireland
Milk Cup in August 2001. He had joined Norwich's academy at the
end of the 2000/01 season and was attending Hethersett High School.
Shane made his Under-19s debut on January 11th 2003, keeping
a clean sheet as the young Canaries beat Arsenal 2-0 away. Shane
was then offered a place as a first year scholar with the club's
academy in 2003/4. This came into place in July 2003. His nickname
is Sherb. He has been plagued with cartilage injuries.
During December 2004, Sherb played for Ridgeons League side Gorleston
In November 2005, Shane was loaned to Gillingham for the remainder
of the 2005/6 season as his chances at Norwich were limited.
A free agent in the summer of 2006, Shane was invited by Tommy
Taylor to join Kings Lynn for pre-season training. As a result
of which, he signed Southern League forms with the Linnets. He
then trialled with Cambridge United, on the recomendation of Paul
Crichton whom he was with at Gillingham, and played in their
22nd July 2006 friendly against Enfield. This was Herbert's second
trial spell with United - having played for them in friendlies
against Thetford and Huntingdon at the end of the 2005/6 season
On 28th July 2006, Shane signed non-contract forms with Cambridge
United. He was a regular for them during 2006/7 but was released
by Jimmy Quinn in mid-May 2007. In July 2007, Shane joined Cambridge
rivals Cambridge City.
Shane returned to Norwich in Septem,ber 2008 to sign for Norwich
United but conceded five goals on his debut against Wivenhoe in
the Ridgeons League.