Fulham F.C. Academy
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The Fulham Academy, headed by Academy Director Huw Jennings, runs along the lines of many of the English football academies as deemed appropriate by the national governing body, and recently awarded Category 1 status in the new EPPP guidelines set out by the FA. Players dealt with by the academy can be aged as young as nine years old. As part of their training, young players are guided with the aim to gain a BTEC and NVQ qualification.
The Fulham under 18's are two-time reigning champions of their league but last year also went on to win the National Academy Final beating Blackburn 2-0 with goals from Cauley Woodrow and Ryan Williams, losing to Everton at the same stage the previous year 2-1 with Ronny Minkwitz scoring.
(As of Academy Staff)
|Academy Director:||Huw Jennings||Welsh|
|Head of Recruitment and Talent ID:||Malcolm Elias||English|
|Head of Coaching/U18 Manager:||Steve Wigley||English|
|Academy Operations Manager:||Lee Hagger||English|
|Goalkeeping Coach:||Vic Bettinelli||English|
|U15/U16 Coordinator:||Mark Pembridge||Welsh|
|U12 to U14 Head Coach:||Kevin Betsy||Seychellois|
(As of U18 Player Profiles)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Still at Fulham
- Ryan Sessegnon
- Dennis Adeniran
- Tayo Edun
- Luca de la Torre
- Cauley Woodrow
- Lasse Vigen Christensen
- George Williams
- Cameron Burgess
- Marcus Bettinelli
- Jesse Joronen
- Sean Kavanagh
- Jack Grimmer
Now playing elsewhere
- Matthew Briggs, now at Colchester United, has played for Guyana
- Neil Etheridge, now at Walsall, has played for Philippines
- Alex Smith, last played for Swindon Town
- Robert Milsom, now at Notts County
- Sean Davis, now retired due to injury. Previously at Bolton Wanderers via Portsmouth and Tottenham. Only player to have played in all the top four divisions of English football with one club (Fulham). Scored once in twelve games for the England U21s, has been a non-playing squad member for the full national team.
- Zat Knight, now retired, has played for England
- Danny Hoesen, now at FC Groningen
- Chris Smalling, now at Manchester United, has played for England
- Liam Fontaine, now at Hibernian.
- Wayne Brown, now at Bristol Rovers.
- Adam Green, now at Leatherhead.
- Elvis Hammond, now at Kingstonian, has played for Ghana.
- Dean Leacock, now at Whitehawk.
- Zesh Rehman, now at Kitchee, has played for Pakistan.
- Michael Timlin, now at Southend United and former captain of the Ireland U21s.
- TJ Moncur, now at Cray Wanderers.
- Troy Brown, now at Rotherham.
- Joe Anderson, now at AFC Hornchurch
- Wes Foderingham, now at Rangers
- Corrin Brooks-Meade, now at Ermis Aradippou
- Ismael Ehui, now at Hayes & Yeading United
- Karim Laribi, now at Palermo
- Matthew Saunders, now at Dagenham & Redbridge
- Alexander Kačaniklić, now at FC Nantes
- Moussa Dembélé, now at Celtic F.C.
- Emerson Hyndman, now at AFC Bournemouth
- Dan Burn, now at Wigan Athletic
- Mesca, now at AEL Limassol
- Ryan Williams, now at Barnsley F.C.
- Keanu Marsh-Brown, now at Forest Green Rovers.
- Mark Hudson, now at Huddersfield Town.
- Gary Mackay-Steven, now at Celtic, has played for Scotland.
- Marcello Trotta, now at Avellino.
- Academy page at FulhamFC.com