Ruben Shakpoke played for Norwich's Under-18s in their pre-season clash with Colchester on 24th July 2019 and against Dereham on 9th October 2019. He was an Under-16 with Norwich at the time. He is a student at the Langley School and won the Under-15 Small Schools Cup Final in May 2019. Whilst playing for Norwich's Under-15s, he once scored eleven goals in one game against Watford.
In June 2018 he was called up to an England Under-15 training camp and he was selected for the Under-15s against Belgium in February 2019. He has also been linked with Nigeria