Portsmouth F.C. Reserves and Academy

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Portsmouth F.C.
Full name Portsmouth FC Reserves and Academy
Nickname(s) Pompey
The Blues
The Blue Army
Founded 1898
Ground West Leigh Park
Havant, England
Ground Capacity 5,250 (526 seated)
Manager Mark Kelly
League Football League Youth Alliance
2013–14 South East Conference: 6th

Portsmouth F.C. Reserves and Academy consist of the reserve and academy footballers of Portsmouth F.C..

The Reserves[edit]

The Portsmouth Reserves consist of mainly young players under the age of 21 who are no longer eligible for the academy but are still trying to make the step up to the senior team. The reserve team is also often used to give senior squad players and senior players returning from injury the chance to play and keep or build up match fitness, or for trialists at the club to impress in a competitive match. The team was last managed by Guy Whittingham and played their matches at Havant and Waterlooville's home ground West Leigh Park. They played in the Premier Reserve League South. The club announced on 7 July 2010 that they would opt out of the Totesport.com Combination Reserve League for the upcoming season, leaving the club without the ability to field a competitive reserve team.[1] Instead, young players are being sent out on loan to other football clubs for first-team action and a number of friendly matches will be arranged over the course of the season for the reserve players to play in. In 2012 Portsmouth returned with a Development squad. This contains Substitute first team players as well as advanced youth players. Both parties are still allowed to play in the first team or academy depending on age as, all Development squad matches are friendlies.

The Academy[edit]

Portsmouth were granted academy status at the beginning of the 2007/2008 season.[2] In their first year as an academy side, they finished a highly respectable 4th place finish in the Premier League Academy Group A, beating some well established academy sides such as those of Southampton and Crystal Palace. The academy is currently run by Andy Awford, a position formerly held at the club by Paul Hart. In the 2012-13 season the Academy won the Football League Youth Alliance South East Conference.

Currently Adam Webster, Jed Wallace and Dan Butler are notable graduates in the first team squad.

Academy team[edit]

Apps and goals updated on 15 April 2014.

Player Date of Birth Place of Birth Pos. Int. Caps Previous Club Apps Goals Notes
2nd year scholars (players born between 1 September 1996 and 31 August 1997)[3]
England Chad Field 3 November 1996 Portchester CB U16 0 0
England Brandon Haunstrup 1996 Waterlooville LB U16 0 0
England James Granger 1996 Southampton DF/MF U16 2 0
Burundi Fahad Rwakarambwe Southampton AM U16 0 0
England Lewis Gill 1997 Waterlooville RW U16 2 0
England Conor Chaplin 16 February 1997 Worthing LW U16 2 0
1st year scholars (players born between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1998)[4]
England Alex Bass Southampton GK U16 1 0
England Dory Yates CB U16 0 0
England Calvin Davis Portsmouth RB/LB U16 1 0
England Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain 1998 Port Solent CM U16 1 (1) 0
Norway Snorre Strand Nilsen 1997[5] Gjøvik MF Raufoss 2 0
England Adam May 6 December 1998 Southampton MF U16 1 0
England Liam Sayers Bridport FW Dorchester[6] 0 (2) 0
England Kaleem Haitham 4 June 1998 Portsmouth LW U16 1 0
England Brandon Joseph-Buadi 1997 Brighton FW U16 2 1

Academy graduates (2000–present)[edit]

Academy graduates who still play for Portsmouth, including those that are currently out on loan to other clubs, are highlighted in green.
Player Current Club Born International Honours Debut Manager
Gary O'Neil Norwich City England Bromley England U-21 caps Age 16 v Barnsley, 29 January 2000 Tony Pulis
Rowan Vine Free Agent England Basingstoke Age 18 v Sheffield United, 23 December 2000 Steve Claridge
Chris Tardif Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey Full Guernsey caps Age 18 v Tranmere Rovers, 6 January 2001
Carl Pettefer Poole Town England Taplow Age 20 v West Bromwich Albion, 7 April 2001 Graham Rix
Lewis Buxton Sheffield Wednesday England Newport Age 17 v Stockport County, 25 August 2001
Shaun Cooper Free Agent England Newport Age 18 v Crystal Palace, 5 March 2002
Anthony Pulis Orlando City England Bristol Wales U-21 caps Age 20 v Cardiff City, 9 November 2004 Harry Redknapp
James Keene Bnei Yehuda England Wells Age 19 v Bolton Wanderers, 7 May 2005 Alain Perrin
Marc Wilson Stoke City Northern Ireland Aghagallon Full Ireland caps Age 21 v Chelsea, 24 September 2008 Harry Redknapp
Joel Ward Crystal Palace England Portsmouth Age 19 v Hereford United, 26 August 2009 Paul Hart
Gauthier Mahoto Olympique Saint-Quentin France France Age 17 v Hereford United, 26 August 2009
Asmir Begović Stoke City Bosnia and Herzegovina Trebinje Full Bosnia caps Age 21 v Sunderland, 18 May 2009
Lenny Sowah FC Vestsjælland Germany Hamburg Germany U-19 caps Age 17 v Blackburn Rovers, 3 April 2010 Avram Grant
Matt Ritchie Bournemouth England Gosport Age 20 v Wigan Athletic, 14 April 2010
Nadir Çiftçi Dundee United Netherlands The Hague Turkey U-19 caps Age 18 v Coventry City, 7 August 2010 Steve Cotterill
Peter Gregory S.C. Beira-Mar England Eastbourne Age 18 v Coventry City, 7 August 2010
Marlon Pack Bristol City England Portsmouth Age 19 v Crystal Palace, 24 August 2010
Tom Kilbey Retired England Leytonstone Age 20 v Watford, 1 January 2011
Ryan Williams Fulham Australia Perth Australia U-20 caps Age 17 v Middlesbrough, 6 August 2011
Jason Pearce Leeds England Hillingdon Age 23 v Reading, 16 August 2011
Adam Webster Portsmouth England West Wittering England U-19 caps Age 17 v West Ham United, 14 January 2012 Michael Appleton
Ashley Harris Free Agent England Poole Age 18 v Birmingham, 20 March 2012
Jack Maloney Portsmouth England Ryde Age 17 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Bradley Tarbuck Portsmouth England Portsmouth Age 16 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Sam Magri Free Agent England Portsmouth England U-19 caps Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Dan Butler Portsmouth England Cowes Age 17 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Jed Wallace Portsmouth England Reading England U-19 cap Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Dan Thompson Bognor Regis Town England Wandsworth Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
George Colson Bashley England Cowes Wales U-16 caps Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Alex Grant Stoke City England Manchester Australia U-17 Call-up Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Andy Higgins ECU Joondalup Australia Perth Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Jack Compton Hartlepool England Torquay Age 23 v Bournemouth, 18 August 2012
Nick Awford Portsmouth England Portsmouth Age 18 vs Sheffield United, 20 April 2013 Guy Whittingham
Jack Whatmough Portsmouth England Gosport England U-18 cap Age 17 vs Southend United, 26 November 2013 Andy Awford

Information in the above table is current as of July 2014

Other notable academy graduates[edit]

England England
Wales Wales