Ashley Timms trialled
for Norwich in their reserve team clash with Peterborough on 6th
December, keeping a clean sheet as the Canaries second string
The 22-year-old keeper,
who was once on Manchester City's books, was looking for a club.
He has also played for Altrincham, Atherton LR, Bolton Wanderers,
Leeds United, Shrewsbury Town, Moor Green,Curzon Ashton, Mossley,
Altrincham, Runcorn, Accrington Stanley and Barrow whom he joined
in January 2007. He left Barrow the following month to trial with
Wycombe Wanderers, Oldham Athletic and Macclesfield before signing
for Stalybridge Celtic. He returned to Barrow in March 2007 but
joined Tamworth in September 2007.
Timms later played
for Norwich's reserves when they lost 5-1 at home to Ipswich's
second team on 17th December
Timms, who also trialled with Fulham in late 2007, joined Blue
Square South club Cambridge City on non-contract terms in January
2008. He was sgned to replace Martin Davies, who left Cambridge
City to join British Gas Business Southern League Premier Division
strugglers Corby Town.
In April 2008, Timms was charged with blackmailing a Premier
League player. He was accused of demanding £15,000 from
the player.He appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Saturday
charged with making an unwarranted demand for money with menaces
between March and April 2008. Mr Timms was granted bail and the
case was sent to Manchester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing
on 18 April.
On August 12th 2008, Ashley pleased guilty to attempting to blackmail
the Premier League players over sexual images. The judge told
Timms, "This case carries, inevitably, a prison sentence,
no doubt about it." Timms was granted bail pending sentencing
Sept 5th 2008
On 5th September 2008, Timms was sentenced to 20months in prison.
And in December 2011, he was handed a two-year sentence for his
part in an international email banking scam, along with two team-mates
at Wakefield FC, where he was playing at the time.
Timms was released early on both occasions. He said "I
felt very bitter for a while because not everything about the
court cases was as it seemed. But there's nothing to be gained
from going there. It was a period of my life that I regret very
much and I just want to put it behind me. Both of my parents are
senior police offers and I had a very stable upbringing. I'd never
previously been in any trouble whatsoever but sometimes you do
silly things as a young person and I did. As soon as I
went in (to prison), they said that they couldn't do anything
to help me, because I didn't need help. I just had to serve my
time and make a fresh start."
In July 2012, he signed a one year contract with Northern League
He joined Boston United in the summer of 2013 but trained with
Sheffield United in October 2013. Returning to Boston, he made
appearances before leaving at the end of January 2014. After briefly
signing for Bradford Park Avenue, he signed for Kings Lynn Town
on 24th February 2014,.