Kevin Sheedy - Youth Team Coach
Everton legend Kevin assists in the development of technically excellent players for the Academy's full-time player programme. He is involved in all technical work, the monitoring of youth players' performance and preparation. Kevin brings with him a wealth of experience, having played for Everton at the top level for ten years, as well as making 47 appearances for the Republic of Ireland.
Kevin O'Brien - Academy Director of Goalkeeping
Kevin is tasked with developing technically excellent goalkeepers for the Academy Programme. He is responsible for all technical and tactical development for Academy goalkeepers from nine-years-old to the senior side. He is also involved in establishing and implementing a goalkeeper syllabus for all Academy goalkeepers; monitoring and assessing performance of all goalkeeping staff; directing all assistants work and overseeing all recruitment of Academy goalkeepers.
Mike Dickinson - Head of Education and Welfare
Mike's duties include establishing and maintaining existing education and welfare arrangements for all Academy players. He liaises with schools, colleges and universities in matters concerning players' education and welfare along with forming links with Education establishments in order to negotiate access to players where necessary. Mike is also responsible for developing assessments and reporting procedures to monitor progress and performance of players. Another aspect to the role is overseeing all Child Protection issues affecting the Academy.
Martin Waldron - Head of Local Schoolboy Recruitment
Martin is tasked with identifying, recruiting and retaining the best schoolboys aged 5 to 16 within our catchment area. He manages a network of scouts, ensuring the best local talents are being watched through leagues, junior clubs, soccer camps, schools, festivals and development centres.
Joan Farrelly - Academy Office Manager
Joan's duties include the administration and organisation of all office practice within the Academy.