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 managed by Mark Kelly. In the 2012-13 season the Academy won the Football League Youth Alliance South East Conference.

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

Academy team[edit]

Apps and goals updated on 24 March 2015.

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 18 (3) 1
England Brandon Haunstrup 26 October 1996[4] Waterlooville LB U16 21 (1) 6
England James Granger 1996 Southampton DF/MF U16 25 (3) 4
Burundi Fahad Rwakarambwe Southampton AM U16 23 (5) 3
England Lewis Gill 1997 Waterlooville RW U16 22 (2) 9
England Conor Chaplin 16 February 1997 Worthing LW U16 18 (2) 24
1st year scholars (players born between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1998)[5]
England Alex Bass 1 April 1998 Southampton GK U16 18 (2) 0
England Dory Yates 25 April 1998 Winchester CB U16 2 (4) 0
England Calvin Davis Portsmouth RB/LB U16 24 (1) 0
England Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain 1998 Port Solent CM U16 18 (11) 0
Norway Snorre Strand Nilsen (on loan at Bognor)[6] 14 January 1997[7] Gjøvik MF Raufoss 23 (1) 1
England Adam May 6 December 1997 Southampton MF U16 26 (2) 4
England Liam Sayers Bridport FW Dorchester[8] 15 (11) 1
England Kaleem Haitham 4 June 1998 Portsmouth LW U16 17 (10) 3
England Brandon Joseph-Buadi 1997 Brighton FW U16 17 (7) 7
Under 16's (players born after 31 August 1998)
England Kyle McDowell - Kingston upon Thames LB U16 7 -
England Alkaline Obi Saidy - Portsmouth DF U16 6 (2) -
England Tommy Scutt - - DF U16 1 (6) -
England Sam Woodward - - FW U16 2(1) 1
England Jez Bedford - - - U16 1 0
England Harvey Bradbury 1999 - FW U16 1 (5) 1
England Jack Collins - - - U16 1 0
England Adam Diaz - - - U16 1 0
England Monty George - - GK U16 7 (2) 0
England Adam Grange - - - U16 2 0
England Nick Hall - - - U16 2 0
England Joe Hunt - - GK U16 2 0
England Kofi Joseph-Buadi 1999 Brighton - U16 1 0
England Eddie Wakley 1998 Hillingdon - U16 2 (1) 0
England Theo Widdrington 1999 Southampton MF U16 7 (2) 0

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 Welling United 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 Sutton United England Newport Age 18 v Crystal Palace, 5 March 2002
Anthony Pulis Retired England Bristol Wales U-21 caps Age 20 v Cardiff City, 9 November 2004 Harry Redknapp
James Keene Free Agent 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 Full Scotland caps 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 Free Agent 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 Horndean England Poole Age 18 v Birmingham, 20 March 2012
Jack Maloney Bognor Regis Town England Ryde Age 17 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Bradley Tarbuck Portsmouth England Portsmouth Age 16 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012
Sam Magri Crystal Palace 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 Newport IW 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 Havant & Waterlooville England Portsmouth Age 18 vs Sheffield United, 20 April 2013 Guy Whittingham
Jack Whatmough Portsmouth England Gosport England U-19 cap Age 17 vs Southend United, 26 November 2013 Andy Awford
Ben Close Portsmouth England Portsmouth Age 18 vs Yeovil Town, 2 September 2014
Conor Chaplin Portsmouth England Worthing Age 17 vs Accrington Stanley, 13 December 2014
Adam May Portsmouth England Southampton Age 17 vs Bury, 18 April 2015 Gary Waddock

Information in the above table is current as of September 2014

Other notable academy graduates[edit]

England England
Wales Wales