Puddy training with Bristol Rovers in 2016
|Full name||Willem John Stanley Puddy|
|Date of birth||4 October 1987|
|Place of birth||Warminster, England|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
(on loan from Bristol Rovers)
|2006||→ Mangotsfield United (loan)||9||(0)|
|2007||→ Yate Town (loan)||7||(0)|
|2007||→ Stafford Rangers (loan)||1||(0)|
|2008||→ Tamworth (loan)||11||(0)|
|2009||→ Bath City (loan)||4||(0)|
|2009||→ Oxford City (loan)|
|2016||→ Braintree Town (loan)||4||(0)|
|2017–||→ Sutton United (loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 1 May 2017 (UTC).
His father is English and mother Dutch making him eligible to play internationally for both countries though Will has already represented England at Schoolboy level.
In 2006, he joined Cheltenham Town, spending time on loan at Mangotsfield United, Yate Town, Stafford Rangers and Tamworth to gain experience, before being handed his professional debut for Cheltenham on 2 May 2009 in a 2–0 defeat to Southend United.
He was released by the club along with 7 other players in May 2010, and began training with Wolverhampton Wanderers as he recovered from an ankle operation.
On 5 November 2010, he joined Swindon Supermarine to be able to play in the 2nd round F.A. Cup game against Colchester United.
On 13 August 2011, Will joined Chippenham Town. He made his first appearance for the club later that day in a Southern Football League Premier Division game against Stourbridge. He left in January 2012 to play for Salisbury City.
After leaving Chippenham, he returned to Salisbury City. He spent the rest of the 2011–12 season with The Whites, only losing one game in a Salisbury City Shirt helping secure a strong finish to the season.
He then committed to the club again signing for the 2012–13 season during the pre–season period. Will went on to play over 40 games in the 2012–13 season ending in The Whites winning promotion by the way of the playoffs.
During the pre–season period before the 2013–14 season, Mikey Harris signed Will on for the upcoming season stating that he had full faith in Will, and believed that he would continue to do well. Will played an integral role in pre-season, playing pretty much every minute. Will went on to play much of the 2013–14 season, again appearing over 40 times in the league with 14 clean sheets, ending in being awarded the player's player of the season award by his fellow professionals.
On 11 August 2014, he joined Bristol Rovers on non-contract terms. He started for Bristol Rovers in the 2015 Conference Premier play-off Final against Grimsby Town on 17 May 2015, and was substituted for Steve Mildenhall during the stoppage time of extra with the score at 1–1. Rovers went on to win the penalty shoot-out 5–3. Puddy made his return to the Bristol Rovers team in the EFL Trophy 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth.  Puddy proceeded to play in the league on 10 December 2016 in a 4-2 victory over Bury. 
On 23 September 2016, Puddy joined Braintree Town on a one-month loan deal from Bristol Rovers. Puddy made his debut for the club in a 1-0 defeat to Forest Green Rovers.  Puddy injured himself in the FA Cup 4th qualifying round 4-2 victory over Bromley. 
On 27 February 2017, Puddy joined Sutton United on an initial one-month loan deal as a direct replacement for injured first choice goalkeeper Ross Worner. He made his debut for the club on 28 February 2017, keeping a clean sheet during a 1–0 victory over Boreham Wood. Puddy kept a second clean sheet in his next match, a 0–0 draw with Barrow, Sutton's first away clean sheet back in the non-League top flight for 26 years since a 9–0 victory against Gateshead on 22 September 1990.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Cheltenham Town||2008–09||League One||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Mangotsfield United (loan)||2006–07||Southern League Premier Division||9||0||0||0||—||0||0||9||0|
|Yate Town (loan)||2006–07||Southern League Premier Division||7||0||0||0||—||0||0||7||0|
|Stafford Rangers (loan)||2007–08||Conference Premier||1||0||0||0||—||0||0||1||0|
|Tamworth (loan)||2008–09||Conference North||11||0||0||0||—||0||0||11||0|
|Bath City (loan)||2009–10||Conference South||4||0||0||0||—||0||0||4||0|
|Salisbury City||2010–11||Southern League Premier Division||1||0||0||0||—||0||0||1||0|
|Swindon Supermarine||2010–11||Southern League Premier Division||13||0||1||0||—||1[a]||0||15||0|
|Chippenham Town||2011–12||Southern League Premier Division||24||0||1||0||—||8[b]||0||33||0|
|Salisbury City||2011–12||Conference South||12||0||—||—||0||0||12||0|
|Bristol Rovers||2014–15||Conference Premier||15||0||0||0||—||3[d]||0||18||0|
|Braintree Town (loan)||2016–17||National League||4||0||1||0||—||0||0||5||0|
|Sutton United (loan)||2016–17||National League||15||0||0||0||—||0||0||15||0|
- "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/01/2010 and 31/01/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
- Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2010). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2010–2011 (41st ed.). London: Headline. ISBN 978-0-7553-6107-6.
- "Puddy handed big chance". This Is Gloucestershire. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
- "Southend 2–0 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
- "Bath City sign Cheltenham keeper Puddy". This Is Bristol. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
- "Cheltenham Town release eight players". BBC Sport. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
- TRANSFER NEWS
- "Work to add strength and depth to the squad is continuing, says Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke". Bristol Post. bristolpost.co.uk. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- Mitchell, Brendon (17 May 2015). "Bristol Rovers 1–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Portsmouth 1 Bristol Rovers 0: Clarke's men crash out controversial EFL Trophy after Naismith winner". Bristol Post. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- "Bristol Rovers 4 Bury 2: Step up Puddy, animated Darrell Clarke, Boateng shift, take your chances". Bristol Post. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- "Will Puddy: Bristol Rovers goalkeeper joins Braintree Town on loan". www.bbc.co.uk/sport. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "Starting lineups - Braintree T vs Forest Grn 24 Sep 2016". Sky Sports. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
- "Stunning fight back sees Braintree book their place in FA Cup first round draw". Braintree and Witham Times. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Sutton United sign keeper Will Puddy from Bristol Rovers & Kieron Cadogan". BBC Sport. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- "Sutton United 1–0 Boreham Wood". BBC Sport. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- "Barrow 0–0 Sutton United". BBC Sport. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- "Gateshead v Sutton United". Statto.com. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- "W. Puddy". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
- "Will Puddy". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
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