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.
The under 18s are currently managed by
Kevin Keen and the Under 16's by former Fulham player Mark Pembridge. It is based at Fulham's training ground in Motspur Park.
Current management [ edit ]
(As of Academy Staff)
Head of Recruitment and Talent ID:
Head of Coaching/U18 Manager:
Academy Operations Manager:
U12 to U14 Head Coach:
Academy squad [ edit ]
(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.
Lucas De La Torre
Academy graduates [ edit ]
Still at Fulham [ edit ]
Now playing elsewhere [ edit ]
Matthew Briggs, now at Millwall
Greg Cross, now at Jong Ajax
Neil Etheridge, now at Oldham Athletic
Alex Smith, now at Swindon Town
Robert Milsom, now at Rotherham United
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 at Bolton Wanderers, has played for England
Danny Hoesen, now at FC Groningen
Chris Smalling, now at Manchester United, has played for England
Liam Fontaine, now at Bristol City.
Wayne Brown, now at Bristol Rovers.
Adam Green, now at Dartford.
Elvis Hammond, now at Woking, has played for Ghana.
Dean Leacock, now at Leyton Orient.
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 Swindon Town
Corrin Brooks-Meade, now at Ermis Aradippou
Ismael Ehui, now at R.R.F.C. Montegnée
Karim Laribi, now at Palermo
Matthew Saunders, now at Dagenham & Redbridge
Keanu Marsh-Brown, now at Barnet.
Mark Hudson, now at Cardiff City.
Gary Mackay-Steven, now at Celtic, has played for Scotland.
Marcello Trotta, now at Avellino.
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