The latest batch of Everton Academy youngsters have graduated to become full-time players at the Club.
The boys have been registered as Academy members since ages varying between five and 16 but will now work alongside the first-team at the Blues' Finch Farm training ground.
With the scholars having been in school until recently, they were only able to train outside on weekday evenings or weekends.
This year, as many as 15 new scholars filled in the necessary paperwork and it is now their full-time job to play for Everton.
Under-18s manager Kevin Sheedy, Head of Education and Welfare Mike Dickinson and other members of the Finch Farm team led presentations to explain to the youngsters what is required and expected of them now they have stepped up to their new status.
The 15 players to have signed with the Club are: (left-to-right) James Yates, Jack Bainbridge, Michael Donohue, Nathan Holland, Nathan Broadhead, Liam Walsh, Delial Brewster, Kieran Dowell, Tom Davies, Ciaran O'Loughlin, Callum Connolly, Josef Yarney, Steven Kinsella, Spencer Myers, Jamie Mellen.