Walsall F.C. Youth and Reserves
|Full name||Walsall Development Squad|
|Ground||Ray Hall Lane, Birmingham
Bescot Stadium, Walsall
|Manager||Dev. Squad: John Ward
Academy: Graham Biggs
|League||Dev. Squad: Central League NW
Academy: Youth Alliance NW
Walsall Football Club are represented at Reserve and Youth team level by the Walsall Development Squad and Walsall Academy. The Development Squad currently compete in the Central League North-West Division and the Academy team compete in the Youth Alliance North-West Division.
Both teams play the majority of their home games at the Birmingham County FA Headquarters at Ray Hall Lane in Perry Barr, although some games are played at the senior side's home Bescot Stadium.
The Development Squad is currently managed by John Ward and the Academy side by Graham Biggs. The make up of both sides is usually very similar, with Walsall's Academy side joining more experienced first team players on the fringes of the League One matchday squad and those who are returning from injury, in the majority of Development Squad fixtures.
Current Development Squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Walsall's Youth Academy has produced a number of first team players throughout the club's history. In recent years, notable graduates to go on to play in higher divisions include Matty Fryatt, Julian Bennett, Scott Dann, Jamie Paterson, Will Grigg and Troy Deeney.
Two graduates have gone on to play full international football for England - Allan Clarke and Michael Ricketts. Allan Clarke had a hugely successful career, scoring a winning goal in an FA Cup final while at Leeds United.