Danny Self, a right back from Great Yarmouth, progressed through
the Norwich City youth teams and was an Academy scholar for three
seasons. His father Glen was also a Canary in the 1970s. However
the Canaries announced in January 2003 that they would not be
offering Danny a professional contract at the end of the season.
He joined Oxford United on trial in the week commencing January
20th 2003 along with French midfielder Moussa Thea. He followed
this with a trial with Rob Newman's Southend
United. The following week saw Danny head north for a trial with
Despite these trials with league clubs, the
Pink Un reported on March 1st 2003 that Danny made his debut
for Jewson League side Great Yarmouth Town. Despite turning out
for the Jewson Leaguers, Danny has sought trials with other sides
including QPR for whom he played a reserve team match against
Bristol City in mid-March 2003.
In April 2003, he accompanied three other former Canaries (Yarmouth
teammate Robert George, John
Sutton and Jamie Window) on a trial
for Cambridge United. In all there were seven triallists in United's
reserve team clash with Reading on 9th April 2003 which they lost
3-2 with Jamie Cureton scoring Reading's
winner. The other triallists were Shaun Humphries (Stoke), Liam
Kearney (Notts Forest) and Chris Wild (Orient).
Danny later moved to Lowestoft and then to Acle United, coached
by his father. In March 2006, Danny returned to the Ridgeons League
joining Robert Taylor's Dereham
By July 2007, Danny was at Norwich United, playing for them on
14th July 2007 against Norwich City's Under-18s. The following
month saw him switch to Wroxham.
He is currently player-coach at Wroxham working with manager
Stewart Larter and coach Cedric Anselin.