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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson
Norwich Career: 2000-2002 (Academy)
Current Club: Norwich United (Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League)
Date of Birth: 03/05/1984 
Nationality: English


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 Town

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.

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