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.

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)

Position Name Nationality
Academy Director: Huw Jennings Wales Welsh
Head of Recruitment and Talent ID: Malcolm Elias England English
Head of Coaching/U18 Manager: Kevin Keen England English
Academy Operations Manager: Lee Hagger England English
Goalkeeping Coach: Vic Bettinelli England English
U15/U16 Coordinator: Mark Pembridge Wales Welsh
U12 to U14 Head Coach: Kevin Betsy Seychelles Seychellois

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.

No. Position Player
England GK Magnus Norman
Australia GK Jake Soutter
England DF Elijah Adebayo
Wales DF Aron Davies
England DF Adetayo Edun
England DF Ryheem Sheckleford
England MF Dennis Adeniran
England MF DJ Buffonge
United States MF Lucas De La Torre
Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Dolan
No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland MF Shane Elworthy
Wales MF Jordan Evans
Estonia MF Mattias Käit
England MF Foday Nabay
Republic of Ireland MF Dean O'Halloran
Canada MF Harrison Paton
England MF Ravin Shamsi
England FW Aaron Redford
England FW Stephen Humphrys (C)
England FW Joshua Walker

Academy graduates[edit]

Still at Fulham[edit]

Now playing elsewhere[edit]


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