AFC Wimbledon Development Squad and Academy

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AFC Wimbledon Academy
AFC Wimbledon.svg
Full name AFC Wimbledon
Nickname(s) The Dons, The Wombles
Founded 2003
Ground Kingsmeadow,
Kingston upon Thames, London
Chairman Erik Samuelson
Manager Mark Robinson
League Football League Youth Alliance
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

AFC Wimbledon Development squad and Academy are the youth teams of professional English association football club AFC Wimbledon. Under the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) system for youth development, the Academy has been granted Category Three status. The under-18 squad currently competes in Football League Youth Alliance South East Conference. The squads play their home matches at Kingsmeadow, in Kingston upon Thames, London. The development squad competes in the Under–21 Premier League Cup.

History[edit]

The AFC Wimbledon Academy was founded in 2003. In 2010, the under-13s squad won the Tesco Cup, having triumphed through the County and Regional rounds of the competition, by beating Lytham St Annes YMCA 2-0 in the final.

Current Youth Development Squads[edit]

Under-21s Development squad[edit]

As of 28 October 2013.[1][2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 England MF Chace Jacquart (Professional)
30 England MF Tom Beere (Professional)
31 England DF Charlie Fayers (Professional)
32 England DF Will Nightingale (3rd year scholar)
33 England MF Harry Cooksley (Professional)
No. Position Player
34 England FW George Oakley (2nd year scholar)
England DF Oluyesi Daley (3rd year scholar)
England FW Dan Pearse (captain) (2nd year scholar)
England MF Rob Switon
England MF Kieron Tarbie (3rd year scholar)

Under-18s squad[edit]

Under the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) system for youth development, the AFC Wimbledon Academy has been granted Category Three Academy status. The club currently competes in the Football League Youth Alliance South East Conference.

As of 4 December 2013.[3][4][5][6][7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Billy Bishop (1st year scholar)
England GK Jordan Knight
Turkey DF Neşet Bellikli
England DF Harry Bruce
England DF Ben Harrison (1st year scholar)
England DF Taylor Roles (1st year scholar)
England DF Ian Smith
England DF Ryan Sweeney (1st year scholar)
England DF Chris Vlietinck (2nd year scholar)
England DF Callum Wilson (1st year scholar)
England MF Danny Gallagher (1st year scholars)
England MF Ollie Haines (1st year scholars)
No. Position Player
England MF Nas Majeed
England MF Jake May
Portugal MF Renato Morais
England FW Dan Agyei (1st year scholar)
England FW Dan Anu
England FW Harlan Basker (2nd year scholar)
England FW Billy Frost (1st year scholar)
Albania FW Egli Kaja (1st year scholar)
England FW Callum Overton (1st year scholar)

Notable Academy graduates[edit]

Players in bold are currently playing for the senior team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bamba goal downs Pompey". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Oakley strikes at Stevenage". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Harlan's strike downs Histon". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dons win race for striker". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Oakley nets in Watford loss". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jordan shines for Dons". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Promise in defeat for Dons". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 14 October 2013.