Gaven was the tenth trainee from Norwich's successful South East
Counties league winning youth side to sign professional forms.
He had joined the club as an associate schoolboy at the age of
14 but had been initially spotted playing for St Benet's Wasps
at Under-11 level. He then went on to play for Kit
Carson's Canary Rangers.
Gaven was described an an illustrious midfielder with a good
range of passing skills. Although he played in the Reserves throughout
1997/98, he joined Wisbech Town on loan. He was released by Norwich
in May 1998 but they offered him a coaching role with their Football
in the Community scheme and academy sides. Despite interest from
Bristol Rovers and Peterborough, he accepted his new role with
Gaven also joined Lowestoft of the Eastern Counties League as
a player. A car accident in the summer of 1999 left Gaven with
serious neck injuries and he missed the whole 1999/2000 season.
He has since spent some time with Beccles and managed Mattishall.
A level 3 coach, he is currently head coach of the girls football
team at Easton College