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Matthew Parry

Norwich Career: Youth (1998-2001)
Current Club: Nova Southeastern University Sharks (Assistant Coach) (USA)
Date of Birth: 07/10/1981
Nationality: English


A midfielder from Hitchin, Matthew played for Arsenal as a schoolboy but after failing to win a traineeship, he wrote to Norwich for a trial. He impressed Dave Stringer in the A team and was offered trainee terms in the summer of 1998. Matthew plays primarily wide on the right.

Matthew was released by the Canaries at the end of his scholarship on 20th April 2001. Matthew signed for Ryman Leaguers Bishops Stortford in July 2001. In February 2002, Matthew joined hometown team Hitchin.

In the summer of 2002, Matthew took up a sports scholarship in the USA with the Nova Southeastern University Sharks. After competing a successful four year playing career as a student, he was appointed as assistant coach in January 2006. During his playing career, he was co-captain and became the first NSU men's soccer All-American when he was a Second Team selection following his junior campaign. He is tied for NSU's all-time record with 28 career assists and finished his four-year NSU career with 22 goals and 72 points.

He currently resides in Coral Springs, Fla.

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