17 year old left-sided
defender Matthew Watts joined Norwich City's academy as a second
year scholar at the end of June 2003 following a successful trial.
Matthew has played for the England international schools FA team
and was previously studying for a sports degree at Ardingley
College in Sussex. He played primarily on the left wing for the
college although he has played as centre forward, winning the
Pele award for most skillful player.
Prior to joining Ardingley, Matthew was a youth team player for
Charlton Athletic and later played for non-leaguers Redhill during
the 2001/02 season. He also had trials with Brighton and Cambridge
before joining the Canaries.
Norwich released Matthew in the summer of 2004, he returned to
Sussex, joining Horsham on 17th August 2004. In February 2005,
I discovered that Matthew had accepted a football scholarship
with a college in Onetona in New York state in the USA. He later
played for the University of Mobile.
Mattis currently with the Panama City Pirates who play in the
Southeast Division of the United Soccer League's PDL