Ben Thompson is a striker from Mulbarton who played for the Under
16s in 1999/2000. Described as hard working and unselfish, he
progressed to a contract with Norwich's academy. He had injury
problems in 2000/01 and missed most of 2001/02 with a serious
back injury. During his third year as an Academy Scholar at Carrow
Road (2002/3), he left Norwich to sign for Jewson League side
Wroxham. He made his debut with two goals in the 3-0 Jewson League
Cup win over Felixstowe at the end of October 2002. His form impressed
Great Yarmouth Town's manager Paul Tong
who expressed an interest in signing Ben.
In September 2003, Ben transferred to Acle United of the Anglian
Combination as he was going to University and wanted less commitments
on the playing field.
In June 2005, new Wroxham manager Damian
Hilton hoped Thompson would return to Wroxham saying "As
for Ben Thompson, he may not be available for some midweek games,
but proved his worth for Acle in the Anglian Combination Senior
Knock-Out Cup Final." Instead, Ben signed for Cromer
At the end of June 2006, Ben re-signed for Wroxham.
In the summer of 2008, Ben signed for Witney United as he has
new employment with Oxford United.
Ben returned to Wroxham in December 2010
At the beginning of July 2013, Ben became the fifth player to
follow manager David Batch from Wroxham to AFC Sudbury. Batch
said: "He is very fit and strong and he has been scoring
goals - he was a 35-goal-a-season striker at step five level."Two
to three years ago he had a bad knee injury playing for Oxford
City and he came back to play for me (at Wroxham) the year before
last and won the league.
By the start of the 2014/15 season, Ben was playing for Norwich
United in the Eastern Counties League.