An Academy is not just a building.
It is not just a group of people.
It is not just a programme. It is all of those things and more, but more importantly it is a philosophy, a culture, a way of doing things... we call it THE EVERTON WAY
The Club has always been focussed around the local community. The great players and teams throughout the Club's history have been built on local boys and local talent.
Everton's motto is "Nil Satis Nisi Optimum" which means: "Nothing but the best is good enough." The motto is at the heart of all aspects of the Football Club and is central to our Academy Programme.
Everton Football Club operates an extensive and highly successful Youth Academy. Players such as David Unsworth, Tony Hibbert, Jack Rodwell, Francis Jeffers and Wayne Rooney have graduated through the youth system.
The Club is fully committed to the Academy and recognises the importance of developing youth.