West Ham United F.C. Reserves

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The West Ham United Academy is recognised as one of the most successful academies in modern football, hence its nickname the Academy of Football.[1] The introduction of the FA's new Academy system in 1998 has placed even more emphasis on the developing of young homegrown players and today the youth system at West Ham is more important than it has ever been.[2] With the influx of many foreign players in the Premier League during modern times, West Ham United has been regarded as one of the few remaining clubs in top flight to continue producing and playing homegrown English players.

The Academy has notably produced England internationals Bobby Moore, Sir Trevor Brooking, Michael Carrick, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Kieran Richardson, Jermain Defoe and Glen Johnson.[3][4] Ferdinand and Lampard were part of the squad that lost the final of the 1996 FA Youth Cup while Cole and Carrick were part of the successful team in the 1999 campaign. Most recent graduates include first team regulars former England U-21 captain Mark Noble, Wales international Jack Collison and England U-21 internationals James Tomkins, Junior Stanislas and Zavon Hines.[5]

Development squad[edit]

The West Ham United Reserves competed in the Premier Reserve League South until relegation from the Premier League. The side is now classed as a development squad coached by Steve Potts. Friendly games were usually played at Chadwell Heath and other clubs training grounds.

Since the 2012–13 season, the team have played in the Professional Development League for players under the age of 21 and a restricted number of over age players.[6] Home games will be played at Rush Green and the Boleyn Ground.

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

No. Position Player
25 Canada DF Doneil Henry
32 England DF Reece Burke
35 England DF Reece Oxford
37 England DF Lewis Page
39 Republic of Ireland MF Josh Cullen
41 Republic of Ireland DF Declan Rice
42 Norway MF Martin Samuelsen
52 England MF Marcus Browne
53 England MF Matt Carter
55 Senegal MF Grady Diangana
56 England MF Ross Elsom
57 England FW Jahmal Hector-Ingram
58 England GK Sam Howes
60 England MF Moses Makasi
61 England MF Nathan Mavila
No. Position Player
62 England DF Amos Nasha
63 England DF Vashon Neufville
64 Bermuda FW Djair Parfitt-Williams
65 England DF Josh Pask
66 England DF Alex Pike
67 England MF Joe Powell
69 Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Scully
70 England DF Tunji Akinola
71 England MF Dan Kemp
England DF Jake Eggleton
England GK Clarke Bogard
Latvia GK Rihards Matrevics
England FW Jaanai Gordon
Switzerland MF Noha Sylvestre
England FW Sam Ford

Reserves[edit]

The West Ham United Reserves Team was founded in 1899 as Thames Ironworks Reserves and they changed their name to West Ham Reserves in 1900. They joined London League Division One in the season 1899-00. In 2007-08 they were FA Premier Reserve League Southern Division runners-up on goal difference.[7]

'A' team[edit]

Between 1948 and 1956 West Ham entered an 'A' team into the Eastern Counties League.[8] In 1952 they also began playing in the Metropolitan League. After leaving the ECL they remained in the Metropolitan League, winning the League Cup in 1957–58 and the Professional Cup in 1959–60, 1966–67 and 1968–69. They left the league when it merged into the Metropolitan London League in 1971, and instead entered a youth team into the South East Counties League, which they won in 1984–85, 1995–96 and 1997–98, before leaving when the FA Academy system was set up in 1998.[8]

Academy[edit]

see main article the Academy of Football

The West Ham Under-18s play in the Premier Academy League Group A. Home games are staged at Little Heath, Hainault Road in Romford, Essex. Tony Carr, a former West Ham player himself, was the youth academy director from 1973 to 2014.[9] They have won the U-19 title twice in 1998–99 and 1999-00, when the Academy League was split into the U-17s and U-21s.

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 Sam Howes
England GK Clarke Bogard
England GK Tyler Forde
Latvia GK Rihards Matrevics
England DF Vashon Neufville
England DF Tunji Akinola
England DF Josh Pask
England DF Abdoulahi Diallo
England DF Ben Wells
England DF Mason Barrett
England DF Jake Eggleton
Switzerland MF Noha Sylvestre
No. Position Player
Senegal MF Grady Diangana
England MF Ross Elsom
Canada MF Malyk Hamilton
England MF Marcus Browne
England MF Matt Carter
England MF Joe Powell
Republic of Ireland MF Declan Rice
Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Scully
England FW Korrey Henry
England FW Idris Kanu
Greece FW Yiannis Constantinou
England FW Jahmal Hector-Ingram

Academy graduates (1958–present)[edit]

Player Current Club Born International Honours Debut Manager
England Bobby Moore Died 24 Feb. 1993 (51 years) England Barking Full England Caps Age 17 v Manchester United, 8 Sep. 1958 Ted Fenton
England John Lyall Died 18 Apr. 2006 (66 years) England Ilford Full England Caps Age 19 v Arsenal, 6 Apr. 1959
England Geoff Hurst Retired England Ashton-under-Lyne Full England Caps Age 18 v Nottingham Forest, 27 Feb. 1960
England Martin Peters Retired England Plaistow Full England Caps Age 18 v Cardiff City, 20 Apr. 1962 Ron Greenwood
England Harry Redknapp Retired England London England U19 Age 18 v Manchester City, 23 Aug. 1965
England Trevor Brooking Retired England Barking Full England Caps Age 18 v Burnley, 29 Aug. 1967
England Frank Lampard Sr. Retired England East Ham Full England Caps Age 19 v Manchester City, 18 Nov. 1967
England Mervyn Day Retired England Chelmsford Age 18 v Ipswich Town, 27 Aug. 1973
England Alan Curbishley Retired England Forest Gate England U21 Age 17 v Newcastle United, 11 Oct. 1975 John Lyall
England Geoff Pike Retired England London Age 19 v Birmingham City, 6 Mar. 1976
England Alan Devonshire England Maidenhead United (Manager) England Park Royal Full England Caps Age 20 v Queens Park Rangers, 27 Oct. 1976
England Paul Brush Retired England Plaistow Age 19 v Norwich City, 20 Aug. 1977
England Alvin Martin Retired England Liverpool Full England Caps Age 19 v Aston Villa, 18 Mar. 1978
England Nicky Morgan Retired England East Ham Age 19 v Luton Town, 9 Apr. 1979
England Billy Lansdowne Retired England Epping Age 20 v Wrexham, 28 Apr. 1979
England Phil Brignull Retired England Stratford Age 18 v Cardiff City, 11 May 1979
England Dale Banton Retired England London Age 18 v Chelsea, 20 Aug. 1979
England Paul Allen Retired England Aveley England U21 Age 17 v Southend United, 25 Sep. 1979
England Mark Smith Retired England West Ham Age 17 v Southend United, 8 Oct. 1979
England Bobby Barnes Retired England Kingston upon Thames Age 17 v Spain Castilla, 17 Sep. 1980
England Everald La Ronde Retired England East Ham Age 19 v Coventry City, 17 Apr. 1982
Republic of Ireland Ray Houghton Retired Scotland Glasgow Full Ireland Caps Age 20 v Arsenal, 1 May 1982
England Alan Dickens Retired England Plaistow England U21 Age 18 v Notts County, 18 Dec. 1982
England Tony Cottee Retired England London Full England Caps Age 17 v Tottenham Hotspur, 1 Jan. 1983
England Greg Campbell Retired England Portsmouth Age 19 v Coventry City, 4 Sep. 1984
England Steve Potts England West Ham United U18 (Manager) United States Hartford Age 17 v Queens Park Rangers, 1 Jan. 1985
England Keith McPherson Retired England London Age 21 v Liverpool, 20 May 1985
England George Parris Retired England Barking Age 20 v Liverpool, 20 May 1985
England Kevin Keen England Crystal Palace (Assistant Coach) England Amersham Age 19 v Liverpool, 6 Sep. 1986
England Paul Ince Retired England London Full England Caps Age 19 v Newcastle United, 30 Nov. 1986
Republic of Ireland Eamonn Dolan Died 20 Jun. 2016 (48 years) Republic of Ireland Galway Ireland U21 Age 19 v Manchester City, 9 May 1987
England Stuart Slater Retired England Sudbury England B Age 18 v Derby County, 3 Oct. 1987
England Paul Kelly Retired England London Age 19 v Hull City, 20 Jan. 1990 Lou Macari
England Simon Livett Retired England London Age 21 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 15 Sep. 1990 Billy Bonds
England Matthew Rush Retired England London Age 19 v Hull City, 6 Oct. 1990
England Simon Clarke Retired England Chelmsford Age 19 v Watford, 12 Jan. 1991
England Steve Banks England Bradford City (goalkeeping coach) England London Age 20 v Bristol Rovers, 2 Sep. 1992
England Paul Marquis Retired England London Age 21 v Manchester City, 12 Feb. 1994
England Danny Williamson Retired England London Age 20 v Arsenal, 30 Apr. 1994
England Frank Lampard Retired England London Full England Caps Age 17 v Coventry City, 31 Jan. 1996 Harry Redknapp
England Rio Ferdinand Retired England London Full England Caps Age 17 v Sheffield Wednesday, 5 May 1996
England Emmanuel Omoyinmi Retired Nigeria Age 19 v Leeds United, 1 Mar. 1997
England Lee Boylan Retired England England C Age 18 v Sheffield Wednesday, 3 May 1997
England Lee Hodges Retired England London Age 19 v Tottenham Hotspur, 17 Jan. 1998
England Joe Cole United States Tampa Bay Rowdies England London Full England Caps Age 17 v Swansea City, 2 Jan. 1999
Australia Chris Coyne Retired Australia Brisbane Full Australia Caps Age 20 v Leeds United, 1 May 1999
England Michael Carrick England Manchester United England Wallsend Full England Caps Age 17 v Finland Jokerit, 24 Jul. 1999
Saint Kitts and Nevis Adam Newton Retired England Grays Full Saint Kitts and Nevis Caps Age 18 v Coventry City, 25 Sep. 1999
Republic of Ireland Shaun Byrne Retired England Taplow Ireland U21 Age 18 v Newcastle United, 3 Jan. 2000
England Jermain Defoe England Bournemouth England London Full England Caps Age 17 v Walsall, 19 Sep. 2000
Northern Ireland Grant McCann England Peterborough United (Manager) Northern Ireland Belfast Full Northern Ireland Caps Age 21 v Middlesbrough, 19 May 2001 Glenn Roeder
Australia Richard Garcia Free agent Australia Perth Full Australia Caps Age 20 v Reading, 11 Sep. 2001
England Glen Johnson England Stoke City England London Full England Caps Age 18 v Charlton Athletic, 22 Jan. 2003
England Anton Ferdinand England Southend United England London England U21 Age 18 v Preston North End, 9 Aug. 2003
England Chris Cohen England Nottingham Forest England Norwich Age 16 v Sunderland, 13 Dec. 2003 Alan Pardew
Australia Trent McClenahan Australia Rockdale City Australia Chipping Norton Australia U23 Age 19 v Crewe Alexandra, 21 Aug. 2004
England Mark Noble England West Ham United England London England U21 Age 17 v Southend United, 23 Aug. 2004
England Elliott Ward England Blackburn Rovers England London Age 20 v Reading, 12 Mar. 2005
England Tony Stokes England Concord Rangers England London Age 18 v Sheffield Wednesday, 20 Sep. 2005
England Hogan Ephraim England Whitehawk England London England U19 Age 17 v Sheffield Wednesday, 20 Sep. 2005
England Kyel Reid England Coventry City England London England U19 Age 18 v West Bromwich Albion, 1 May 2006
Wales Jack Collison England West Ham United U16 (Manager) England Watford Full Wales Caps Age 19 v Arsenal, 1 Jan. 2008 Alan Curbishley
England Freddie Sears England Ipswich Town England London England U21 Age 18 v Blackburn Rovers, 15 Mar. 2008
England James Tomkins England Crystal Palace England Basildon Great Britain Olympic Age 18 v Everton, 22 Mar. 2008
England Zavon Hines Southend United Jamaica Kingston England U21 Age 19 v Macclesfield Town, 27 Aug. 2008
England Junior Stanislas England Bournemouth England London England U21 Age 19 v West Bromwich Albion, 16 Mar. 2009 Gianfranco Zola
England Josh Payne England Crawley Town England Basingstoke Age 18 v Blackburn Rovers, 21 Mar. 2009
England Anthony Edgar England Hayes & Yeading United England London Age 19 v Arsenal, 3 Jan. 2010
England Jordan Spence Ipswich Town England London England U21 Age 19 v Manchester City, 9 May 2010
England Callum McNaughton England Dartford England Harlow Age 19 v Aldershot Town, 24 Aug. 2011 Sam Allardyce
England Dan Potts England Luton Town England London England U20 Age 17 v Barnsley, 17 Dec. 2011
England Robert Hall England Oxford United England Aylesbury England U19 Age 18 v Derby County, 31 Dec. 2011
England Matthias Fanimo England Margate England London England U18 Age 18 v Crewe Alexandra, 28 Aug. 2012
Australia Dylan Tombides Died 18 Apr. 2014 (20 years) Australia Perth Australia U23 Age 18 v Wigan Athletic, 25 Sep. 2012
England Elliot Lee England Luton Town England Durham Age 19 v Manchester United, 16 Jan. 2013
England Leo Chambers Free Agent England London England U19 Age 18 v Cheltenham Town, 27 Aug. 2013
England Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu England Luton Town England London Age 20 v Burnley, 29 Oct. 2013
United States Sebastian Lletget United States LA Galaxy United States San Francisco Full United States Caps Age 21 v Nottingham Forest, 5 Jan. 2014
England George Moncur England Barnsley England Swindon England U18 Age 20 v Nottingham Forest, 5 Jan. 2014
England Callum Driver England Hemel Hempstead Town England London Age 21 v Nottingham Forest, 5 Jan. 2014
England Blair Turgott England Stevenage England London Age 19 v Nottingham Forest, 5 Jan. 2014
England Reece Burke England West Ham United England London England U20 Age 17 v Nottingham Forest, 5 Jan. 2014
England Reece Oxford Germany Borussia Monchengladbach (on loan from England West Ham United) England London England U20 Age 16 v Andorra Lusitanos, 2 Jul. 2015 Slaven Bilić
England Lewis Page England Charlton Athletic England Enfield Age 19 v Andorra Lusitanos, 2 Jul. 2015
Bermuda Djair Parfitt-Williams England West Ham United Bermuda Hamilton, Bermuda Age 18 v Andorra Lusitanos, 2 Jul. 2015
Republic of Ireland Josh Cullen England West Ham United England Westcliff-on-Sea Age 19 v Andorra Lusitanos, 2 Jul. 2015

References[edit]

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  2. ^ West Ham United Academy – History West Ham United FC
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  4. ^ "Hammers' stars of the future shine". Waltham Forest Guardian. 9 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Smyth, Rob (21 September 2009). "Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend". London: The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Official West Ham site http://www.whufc.com/articles/20120611/hendon-gearing-up-for-new-season_2236884_2806196
  7. ^ "West Ham United Reserves". FCHD.info. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Blakeman, M (2010) The Official History of the Eastern Counties Football League 1935-2010, Volume II ISBN 978-1-908037-02-2
  9. ^ Who's who West Ham United FC