AFC Wimbledon Development Squad and Academy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 Jeremy Sauer
League Football League Youth Alliance
Website Club home page

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 21 May 2014.[1][2]

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

No. Position Player
21 England MF Tom Beere
22 England DF Will Nightingale
23 England FW George Oakley
25 England MF Chace Jacquart
No. Position Player
26 England GK Joe McDonnell
28 England DF George Pilbeam
29 England DF Ben Harrison
30 England MF David Fitzpatrick

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 defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
32 England DF Ryan Sweeney
England GK Billy Bishop
England GK William Mannion (1st year scholar)
Turkey DF Neşet Bellikli (1st year scholar)
England DF Dom Bongo (1st year scholar)
England DF Reece Batcherlor (1st year scholar)
England DF Taylor Roles
England DF Ian Smith (1st year scholar)
England DF Callum Wilson
England MF Louis Cockle (1st year scholar)
No. Position Player
England MF Alfie Egan (1st year scholar)
England MF Danny Gallagher
England MF Ollie Haines
England MF Seanan McKillop (1st year scholar)
England MF Jason Stripp (1st year scholar)
England FW Dan Agyei
England FW Dan Ano (1st year scholar)
England FW Billy Frost
Albania FW Egli Kaja
England FW Callum Overton

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.