Everton F.C. Reserves and Academy

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Everton Reserves compete in the Premier Reserve League U21 League Group A, and play their matches at Haig Avenue (currently called "The Merseyrail Community Stadium), Southport. Matches are commonly held on Sunday/Monday. The Reserve team also compete in the Liverpool Senior Cup featuring teams across the Merseyside region although an increasing number of Academy players have taken part.

Everton Reserves are managed by Andy Holden who is assisted by Alan Stubbs.


Everton Academy is situated at Finch Farm training complex in the Liverpool suburb of Halewood where Everton players of all age groups train. The Academy Under 18 team compete in the Premier Academy League, Group A with other Academy Under 18 teams from Arsenal, Blackburn, Bolton, Norwich, Reading, West Brom and West Ham. Matches are commonly held on Saturday mornings at Finch Farm.

Current players[edit]

Player Hometown Position International Caps Previous Club
Under 21
England Hallam Hope Manchester Striker England Under-19 Manchester City
England Courtney Duffus Cheltenham Striker Cheltenham Town
England Chris Long Huyton, Liverpool Striker England Under-20 -
Scotland Matthew Kennedy Irvine, Scotland Midfielder Scotland Under-21 Kilmarnock
England George Green Bradford Midfielder England Under-17 Bradford City
England John Lundstram Allerton, Liverpool Midfielder England Under-20
England Conor Grant Fazakerly, Liverpool Midfielder England Under-18
Wales Gethin Jones Porthmadog Defender Wales Under-19 Wrexham
England Curtis Langton Speke, Liverpool Defender
England Matthew Pennington Warrington Defender England Under-19
Republic of Ireland Ben McLaughlin Dundalk, Ireland Defender Dundalk
Poland Mateusz Taudul Białystok, Poland Goalkeeper Poland Under-19 Jagiellonia Białystok
Czech Republic Jindřich Staněk Strakonice, Czech Republic Goalkeeper Czech Republic Under-19 Sparta Prague
England Russell Griffiths Gravesend Goalkeeper
2nd Year Scholars (players born between 1 September 1996 and 31 August 1997)
England Tyrone Duffus Cheltenham Midfielder Cheltenham Town
Wales Charley Edge Aberystwyth Midfielder Wales Under-17 Stoke City
England Jordan Thorniley Warrington Defender
England George Newell Formby Striker
England Ryan Ledson Liverpool Midfielder England Under-17
Republic of Ireland Harry Charsley Birkenhead Midfielder Republic of Ireland U17
Wales James Graham Holywell Defender Wales U17
England Joe Williams Liverpool Midfielder
England Arlen Birch Wrexham Defender England Under-18
England Antonee Robinson Milton Keynes Defender Blackburn Rovers
England Reece McNally Wigan Defender
Poland Mateusz Hewelt Gdynia, Poland Goalkeeper Shelbourne
England Calum Dyson Fazakerley Striker
England Jonjoe Kenny Kirkdale Defender England Under-17
1st Year Scholars (players born between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1998)

Achievements and awards[edit]

Year Reserve Player of the Year Academy Player of the Year
2013 N/A England Chris Long
2012 England Adam Forshaw England Hallam Hope
2011 England Jose Baxter England Jake Bidwell
2010 Northern Ireland Shane Duffy England Adam Davies
2009 England Kieran Agard England James McCarten
2008 England John Irving England Jack Rodwell
2007 England John Irving England Shaun Densmore
2006 Nigeria Victor Anichebe England Scott Phelan


  • Reserve Team Manager:TBC
  • Reserve Team Coach: England Alan Stubbs
  • Academy Manager: ' Wales Andy Holden
  • Technical Manager 9–19 years: England Neil Dewsnip
  • Academy Coach 17–19 years: Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy
  • Academy Coach 14–16 years : England Sean Lundon
  • Academy Director of Goalkeeping: England Kevin O'Brien
  • Head of Recruitment : England Phil Cannon
  • Head of Local Schoolboy Recruitment: England Martin Waldron
  • Academy Physiotherapists: Steve Hardwick
  • Assistant Physiotherapist: Richie Porter
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach: England John McKeown
  • Academy Office Manager: Joan Farrelly
  • Head of Education and Welfare: Mike Dickinson

Past academy players[edit]

The following players are notable past Everton academy members currently playing for clubs in either the Premier League, The Football League or in another country. Those in bold have been capped at international level.

Name Current club International
Agard, KieranKieran Agard Rotherham United
Akpan, HopeHope Akpan Reading
Allen, GrahamGraham Allen Bradford Park Avenue
Nigeria Anichebe, VictorVictor Anichebe West Brom FC  Nigeria
Ball, MichaelMichael Ball Unattached  England
Barkley, RossRoss Barkley Everton  England
Barry, AnthonyAnthony Barry Forest Green Rovers
Barton, JoeyJoey Barton Queens Park Rangers  England
Baxter, JoseJose Baxter Sheffield United  England U-17
Bidwell, JakeJake Bidwell Brentford  England U-19
Scotland Boyle, PatrickPatrick Boyle Scotland Airdrieonians  Scotland U-19
Branch, MichaelMichael Branch Retired  England U-21
Brizell, JoshJosh Brizell Hyde
Brown, ScottScott Brown Southport  England U-19
Cadamarteri, DannyDanny Cadamarteri Carlisle United  England U-21
Australia Carney, DavidDavid Carney United States New York Red Bulls  Australia
Chadwick, NickNick Chadwick Plymouth Argyle
Clarke, PeterPeter Clarke Huddersfield Town  England U-21
Wales Craig, NathanNathan Craig Torquay United  Wales U-21
Cummins, AdamAdam Cummins Scotland Motherwell
Republic of Ireland Delany, DeanDean Delany Republic of Ireland Bohemians  Republic of Ireland U-21
Republic of Ireland Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey Republic of Ireland Bray Wanderers  Republic of Ireland U-17
Republic of Ireland Dennehy, DarrenDarren Dennehy Republic of Ireland Cork City  Republic of Ireland U-21
Dobie, LukeLuke Dobie Bristol City
Donegan, TomTom Donegan Farnborough
Republic of Ireland Duffy, ShaneShane Duffy Everton  Republic of Ireland U-21
Republic of Ireland Dunne, RichardRichard Dunne Aston Villa  Republic of Ireland
Farley, AdamAdam Farley AFC Liverpool
Forshaw, AdamAdam Forshaw Brentford
Scotland Fox, DannyDanny Fox Southampton  Scotland
Garbutt, LukeLuke Garbutt Everton  England U-19
Republic of Ireland Gerrard, AnthonyAnthony Gerrard Huddersfield Town  Republic of Ireland U-18
Harris, JayJay Harris Wrexham
Hibbert, TonyTony Hibbert Everton
Hughes, MarkMark Hughes Accrington Stanley
Jeffers, FrancisFrancis Jeffers England Bury  England
Jevons, PhilPhil Jevons Hyde
Johnson, MichaelMichael Johnson Unattached  England U-21
Jones, JamieJamie Jones Leyton Orient
Kissock, John PaulJohn Paul Kissock Macclesfield Town  England U-18
Lundstram, JohnJohn Lundstram Doncaster Rovers  England U-19
McAleny, ConorConor McAleny Everton
McCann, GavinGavin McCann Retired  England
Scotland McEveley, JamesJames McEveley Swindon Town  Scotland
McLeod, KevinKevin McLeod Chelmsford City
Milligan, JamieJamie Milligan Fleetwood Town  England U-18
Germany Mustafi, ShkodranShkodran Mustafi Italy Sampdoria  Germany U-20
Democratic Republic of the Congo Nsiala, AristoteAristote Nsiala Unattached  DR Congo
O'Connor, JonJon O'Connor Retired  England U-21
O'Hanlon, SeanSean O'Hanlon Carlisle United  England U-20
Republic of Ireland Eunan O'Kane Bournemouth  Republic of Ireland U-21
 Northern Ireland U-21
Orenuga, FemiFemi Orenuga Sweden AFC United
Orr, BradleyBradley Orr Blackburn Rovers
Osman, LeonLeon Osman Everton  England
Phelan, ScottScott Phelan Altrincham  England U-18
Pilkington, GeorgeGeorge Pilkington Mansfield Town
Republic of Ireland Potter, DarrenDarren Potter Milton Keynes Dons  Republic of Ireland
Redmond, DanielDaniel Redmond Wigan Athletic
Regan, CarlCarl Regan Bury
Rodwell, JackJack Rodwell Manchester City  England
Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney Manchester United  England
Schumacher, StevenSteven Schumacher Bury  England U-19
Republic of Ireland Sheppard, KarlKarl Sheppard Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers  Republic of Ireland U-21
Southern, KeithKeith Southern Huddersfield Town
Norway Stubhaug, LarsLars Stubhaug Norway Hønefoss  Norway U-21
Symes, MichaelMichael Symes Burton Albion
Thompson, ZacZac Thompson Bury
Wales Valentine, RyanRyan Valentine Telford United  Wales U-21
Vaughan, JamesJames Vaughan Huddersfield Town  England U-21
Iceland Viðarsson, BjarniBjarni Viðarsson Denmark Silkeborg  Iceland
Wallace, JamesJames Wallace Tranmere Rovers  England U-20
Wilson, LaurenceLaurence Wilson Accrington Stanley  England U-19


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