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Matt Ward

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

20/09/1999

Signed

01/07/2016

Country

England

Matt is a midfield player from Torrington who attended Great Torrington School.

Matt is very good technically and started his football journey playing for Torridgeside Youth U8s. His first involvement with the Club was through our North Devon Centre of Excellence based at Chivenor. He was introduced into our Academy in August 2011 as a 13 year old.

Over the years Matt has shown great commitment travelling from North Devon at least three times a week for training. He was a young member of the 2013-14 season's successful Milk Cup squad reaching the semi-finals against the Corinthians from Brazil.

Matt came on as a late substitute against Cheltenham Town during the 2015/16 season making an instant impact on the game by scoring his first under 18s goal and creating a memorable comeback for the team. He made his full debut in the Merit League 1 fixture away to Barnet. Matt also had exposure to men’s football in the Peninsula League that season. Matt confirmed his good qualities on the ball last season showing composure and displaying good ball retention. He also demonstrated his ability to be in the correct place at the right time to add some important goals for the team. He has gained the a good balance of Mens and Youth football.

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