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 David Unsworth.


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
Republic of Ireland Sam Byrne Dublin Striker Republic of Ireland Under-19 Manchester United
England Courtney Duffus Cheltenham Striker Cheltenham Town
England Chris Long Huyton, Liverpool Striker England Under-20
Belgium David Henen Libramont-Chevigny Striker Belgium Under-19 Olympiacos
England George Green Bradford Midfielder England Under-17 Bradford City
England John Lundstram Allerton, Liverpool Midfielder England Under-20
England Conor Grant Fazakerley, Liverpool Midfielder England Under-18
Zimbabwe Brendan Galloway Harare, Zimbabwe Defender England Under-19 Milton Keynes Dons
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
Czech Republic Jindřich Staněk Strakonice, Czech Republic Goalkeeper Czech Republic Under-19 Sparta Prague
England Russell Griffiths Chester Goalkeeper England Under-19
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-18
Republic of Ireland Harry Charsley Birkenhead Midfielder Republic of Ireland U17
Wales James Graham Holywell Defender Wales U19
England Joe Williams Liverpool Midfielder
England Arlen Birch Wrexham Defender England Under-18
England Antonee Robinson Milton Keynes Defender U.S.A. Under-18 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-18
England Connor Hunt Goalkeeper Blackpool
1st Year Scholars (players born between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1998)
England Delial Brewster Southport Striker Liverpool
England Kieran Dowell Ormskirk Midfielder England Under-18
Wales Nathan Broadhead Bangor, Wales Midfielder Wales Under-17 Wrexham
England Nathan Holland Wythenshawe Midfielder England Under-17
England Michael Donohue Warrington Midfielder
Republic of Ireland Steven Kinsella Dublin Midfielder Republic of Ireland Under-17 Tempelogue United F.C.
England Liam Walsh Whiston[disambiguation needed] Midfielder England Under-18
England Tom Davies Liverpool Midfielder England Under-17
England Jack Bainbridge Southport Defender
England Callum Connolly Liverpool Defender England Under-18
England Spencer Myers Torbay Defender
England Josef Yarney Liverpool Defender
England James Yates Huyton Defender England Under-17
England Jamie Mellen Cumbria Defender
England Ciaran O'Loughlin Birkenhead Goalkeeper

Achievements and awards[edit]


Year Reserve Player of the Year Academy Player of the Year
2014 England Tyias Browning England Ryan Ledson
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: England David Unsworth
  • Reserve Team Coach:
  • Academy Manager:
  • Under 18 Coach: Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy
  • Academy Coach 12–16 years : England Sean Lundon
  • Academy Director of Goalkeeping: England Kevin O'Brien
  • Head of National Player Recruitment : England Danny Philpott
  • Head of Local Schoolboy Recruitment: England Martin Waldron
  • Assistant Head of Local Schoolboy Recruitment:Ian Lavery
  • Academy Physiotherapists: Steve Hardwick
  • Assistant Physiotherapist: Richie Porter
  • Academy Co-ordinator: Joel Waldron
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach: England John McKeown
  • Data Analyst:Dan Hargreaves
  • Academy Office Manager: Joan Farrelly
  • Head of Education and Welfare: Mike Dickinson
  • International Ambassador: Ray Hall
  • Academy Kit Manager:Danny Webb

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 Bristol City
Akpan, HopeHope Akpan Reading
Nigeria Anichebe, VictorVictor Anichebe West Brom FC  Nigeria
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
Brizell, JoshJosh Brizell Hyde
Brown, ScottScott Brown Grimsby Town  England U-19
Australia Carney, DavidDavid Carney Australia Newcastle Jets  Australia
Chadwick, NickNick Chadwick Tamworth F.C.
Clarke, PeterPeter Clarke Blackpool F.C.  England U-21
Wales Craig, NathanNathan Craig Caernarfon Town  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 Shelbourne  Republic of Ireland U-17
Republic of Ireland Dennehy, DarrenDarren Dennehy Republic of Ireland Cork City  Republic of Ireland U-21
Dobie, LukeLuke Dobie Wigan Athletic
Donegan, TomTom Donegan Newi Cefn Druids F.C.
Republic of Ireland Duffy, ShaneShane Duffy Blackburn Rovers  Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland Dunne, RichardRichard Dunne Q.P.R  Republic of Ireland
Forshaw, AdamAdam Forshaw Middlesbrough
Scotland Fox, DannyDanny Fox Nottingham Forest  Scotland
Garbutt, LukeLuke Garbutt Everton  England U-21
Republic of Ireland Gerrard, AnthonyAnthony Gerrard Huddersfield Town  Republic of Ireland U-18
Harris, JayJay Harris Wrexham
Hibbert, TonyTony Hibbert Everton
Hughes, MarkMark Hughes Morecambe
Jones, JamieJamie Jones Preston North End
Kissock, John PaulJohn Paul Kissock Whitehawk  England U-18
Lundstram, JohnJohn Lundstram Leyton Orient  England U-20
McAleny, ConorConor McAleny Cardiff City
Scotland McEveley, JayJay McEveley Sheffield United  Scotland
Germany Mustafi, ShkodranShkodran Mustafi Spain Valencia  Germany
Democratic Republic of the Congo Nsiala, AristoteAristote Nsiala Grimsby Town  DR Congo
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 Gloucester City
Orr, BradleyBradley Orr Toronto
Osman, LeonLeon Osman Everton  England
Phelan, ScottScott Phelan Altrincham  England U-18
Pilkington, GeorgeGeorge Pilkington Macclesfield Town
Republic of Ireland Potter, DarrenDarren Potter Milton Keynes Dons  Republic of Ireland
Redmond, DanielDaniel Redmond Hamilton Academicals
Rodwell, JackJack Rodwell Sunderland  England
Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney Manchester United  England
Schumacher, StevenSteven Schumacher Fleetwood Town  England U-19
Republic of Ireland Sheppard, KarlKarl Sheppard Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers  Republic of Ireland U-21
Southern, KeithKeith Southern Shrwsbury Town
Norway Stubhaug, LarsLars Stubhaug Norway Rosenborg  Norway U-21
Symes, MichaelMichael Symes Burton Albion
Thompson, ZacZac Thompson Leeds United
Wales Valentine, RyanRyan Valentine Bala Town  Wales U-21
Vaughan, JamesJames Vaughan Huddersfield Town  England U-21
Iceland Viðarsson, BjarniBjarni Viðarsson Denmark Silkeborg  Iceland
Wallace, JamesJames Wallace Sheffield United  England U-20
Wilson, LaurenceLaurence Wilson Morecambe  England U-19
Browning, TyiasTyias Browning Everton  England U-21
Dier, EricEric Dier Tottenham Hotspur  England U-21
Jagielka, PhilPhil Jagielka Everton  England
Baines, LeightonLeighton Baines Everton  England
Roberts, ConnorConnor Roberts Chester  Wales U-21
Sweden Hammar, JohanJohan Hammar Sweden Malmo  Sweden U-19
Heneghan, BenBen Heneghan Chester
Scotland Kennedy, MatthewMatthew Kennedy Scotland Cardiff City  Scotland U-21
Hope, HallamHallam Hope Bury  England U-19
Thomas, AdamAdam Thomas Macclesfield Town
McCready, TomTom McCready Exeter City
Waring, GeorgeGeorge Waring Barnsley
Ledson, RyanRyan Ledson Everton  England U-18
Dowell, KeiranKeiran Dowell Everton  England U-18
Long, ChrisChris Long Brentford  England U-20
Grant, ConorConor Grant Motherwell  England U-18
Pennington, MatthewMatthew Pennington Coventry City  England U-19
Springthorpe, MasonMason Springthorpe Fleetwood Town
Jones, GethinGethin Jones Everton  Wales U-19
Duffus, CourtneyCourtney Duffus Bury
Green, GeorgeGeorge Green Tranmere Rovers  England U-17


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