Tim Wooding was for many years a regular in the defence of non-league
Rushden & Diamonds although he had been on the books of professional
sides Norwich City and Bournemouth. He came to Norwich for a trial
at the age of 12 and 14 after being recommended by his manager
at Rushden Town Youth, Steve Cavender who was a Norwich scout.
Tim joined Norwich as a YTS trainee but only because he had poor
GSCE results following injury suffered during the Hillsborough
disaster in April 1989.
In May 2000, Tim signed for Conference new boys Boston
United who won the 1999/2000 Dr Martens League Championship.
He moved to Cambridge City on loan in December 2000 in a move
that became permanent in February 2001.
Tim was transferlisted by Cambridge City on 11th December 2002,
two days after the sacking of manager David Batch. The club announced
that Tim and teammate Darren Collins would be suspended from first
team selection until a new manager was appointed. This suggests
a rift with caretaker manager Jez George. Although Collins was
transferred to Tamworth, Wooding settled his differences and came
off the list. He was said to be looking forward to working with
new manager Graham Roberts. However this didn't last for long
and in August 2003, Tim parted company with Cambridge City to
sign for Grantham. During 2005, Tim transferred to Rugby.
In May 2006, Wooding left Rugby to join newly promoted United
Counties League Premier Division side Wellingborough Town.