Ray Hall - Former Academy Manager
"As Academy Manager i am honoured to lead a team of highly experienced and motivated staff dedicated to developing elite young footballers, a process we call 'The Everton Way'. Our Academy is proud of its record in producing some of the game's brightest talents, many of whom have gone on to distinguish themselves in our own first team and at international level."
Roberto Martinez - Manager
"As manager of Everton Football Club, I’m proud of the facilities that we have got at Finch Farm. For me, the most important aspect is that we have got everything - from the Under-9s right the way through to the first team - on the same site. You breathe football when you come in and see that we spend as many hours as we can developing youngsters and preparing them as well as we can. Then, in the first team area, there is the perfect environment to work and spend as long as we can as a team and individuals to reach the levels that we need. In that respect, I couldn’t be happier. It’s state-of-art facilities."
Bill Kenwright - Chairman
"Everton is recognised, indeed, renowned, throughout world football as a Club which is not only steeped in history but as one which is a centre of sporting excellence for the aspiring young players of tomorrow. Whilst this reputation is well-deserved, it would not have been earned without the determination, dedication and professionalism of those within our Academy. We have always given our total, unswerving support to Everton Football Club's Academy and we shall continue to do so."