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Josh Murphy: The Academy has been my life

15 March 2018

There are now just two weeks before the Canaries Bond opens for public investment.

However, those who pre-register by 23:59 on Tuesday, March 20 will receive priority investment access seven-days ahead of the public launch.

After netting for the Canaries at Barnsley on Tuesday night, we spoke to Academy graduate Josh Murphy about his pathway into the professional game.

"Growing up through the Academy, I wouldn’t be where I am now and have the skillset I do," the 23-year-old explained.

"If it wasn’t for the Academy, I wouldn’t have all the friends I’ve accumulated over the years or the friendships I’ll have for life. That's from going up through the Academy; all the tournaments abroad, the trips away, the games on a Sunday morning.

"Your parents are dropping you off up and down the country when it’s freezing cold and at the time it’s not ideal. Eventually, when you get to where you want to be, you realise every single part of it was worthwhile."

“The Academy has just been my life, Norwich has been my life. To work my way up through the ranks to now be an established first team player, that’s what every kid who comes into Norwich dreams of.

"For me to have fulfilled that and now to be playing regularly and doing well is just a bonus."

Developing the Academy is at the forefront of Norwich City’s strategy to recruit and develop players, just like Josh Murphy, at every level of the sport.

Ensuring the Academy have the right facilities to deliver that vision is critical to the Club’s future and why Norwich City will be opening the Canaries Bond for public investment on Wednesday, March 28. 

To gain priority investment access one week early, pre-register now at

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