Sunderland A.F.C. Reserves and Academy

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Sunderland Reserves and Academy
Full name Sunderland Association Football Club
Nickname(s) Young Black Cats
Founded

1879[1]

(as Sunderland and District Teachers)
Ground Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground
Hetton-le-Hole, Sunderland
Ground Capacity 2,500
Owner Ellis Short
Chairman Ellis Short
Manager Elliot Dickman
Current season

Sunderland A.F.C. Academy are the youth team of Sunderland Association Football Club. It is a member of the Professional Development League. They have won the FA Youth Cup in 1960, 1961, 2010 and were runners-up in 1958, 2008. The academy team coaching staff are Elliott Dickman, Lewis Dickman, Cliff Byrne, Mark Atkinson, Christopher Blake, Mark Prudhoe, Thomas Butler[disambiguation needed], Kevin Ball, Robbie Stockdale, Paul Bracewell, Julio Arca, and Jonjo Dickman. Sunderland's academy has developed many good players over recent years such as Micky Gray, Jack Colback, Jordan Henderson, Trevor Carson and most recently Duncan Watmore, George Honeyman, Jordan Pickford and Lynden Gooch.

They play at Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground or Academy of Light – also Stadium of Light for bigger matches since the rules changed in the Premier League 2 stating at least 4 games had to be hosted at the home stadiums of the Premier League teams.

Players[edit]

As of 8 March 2017

Development squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 England MF Ethan Robson
31 Australia DF Tom Beadling
32 Poland GK Maksymilian Stryjek
33 England DF George Brady
34 England DF Thomas Robson
37 England FW Rees Greenwood
38 Republic of Ireland DF Daniel Casey
39 England MF George Honeyman
45 England DF Josh Robson
No. Position Player
49 England MF Daniel Wright
50 England FW Andrew Nelson
52 England MF Luke Molyneux
56 England FW Carl Lawson
Republic of Ireland GK James Talbot
New Zealand DF Sam Brotherton
England DF Denver Hume
Republic of Ireland FW Jean-Yves Poame

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
43 England DF Michael Ledger (on loan at Viking)

Academy Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
35 England FW Josh Maja
40 England MF Elliott Embleton
47 Australia GK Oliver Pain
England GK Cameron McCulloch
England GK Anthony Patterson
New Zealand GK Michael Woud
Sweden DF Oscar Krusnell
England DF Fergus McAughtrie
England DF Alexander Storey
England DF Brandon Taylor
No. Position Player
England DF Jacob Young
England MF Christopher Allen
England MF Adam Bale
Republic of Ireland MF Jack Connolly
England MF Owen Gamble
England MF Jake Hackett
England MF Jordan Hickey
Sweden MF Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka
Scotland FW Lee Connelly
England FW Jack Diamond

Previous Notable Debutants In The First Team[edit]

  • Joel Asoro - Striker
  • Martyn Waghorn - Striker
  • Louis Laing - Defender
  • Jordan Henderson - Midfielder
  • Adam Mitchell - Winger
  • Mikael Mandron - Striker
  • Ben Alnwick - Goalkeeper
  • Michael Bridges - Striker
  • Charis Mavrias - Winger
  • Jordan Pickford - Goalkeeper
  • George Honeyman - Midfielder
  • Duncan Watmore - Winger
  • Lynden Gooch - Midfielder
  • Rees Greenwood - Winger
  • Thomas Robson - Defender
  • Joshua Maja - Striker
  • Grant Leadbitter - Midfielder
  • Jack Colback - Midfielder

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunderland". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 September 2008.