Latest Academy Scholars Graduate

The latest batch of Everton Academy youngsters have graduated to become full-time players at the Club.

The 12 boys have been registered at the Academy since ages varying between six and 16 and 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 weekday afternoons and evenings but it is now their full-time job to play for Everton.
The group will bolster the Under-18s squad for next season.
Everton Under-23s boss David Unsworth and members of the Academy Management Team led presentations on Friday to explain to the youngsters and their parents what is required and expected of them now they have stepped up to their new status.
Below is a quick ‘who’s who’ guide to Finch Farm’s latest young recruits…

Ethan Warnock (Defender): A ball-playing left-back, Belfast-born Warnock has represented his country at Under-15 level.

Anthony Gordon (Midfielder): An attacking midfielder who includes dribbling and finishing among his strengths, Gordon has represented England at Under-15 level.

Tom Warren (Midfielder): Nottingham-born central midfielder Warren signs his scholarship deal having been on Everton’s books since the age of eight.

Barney McKeown (Defender): A centre-back, McKeown has represented the Republic of Ireland at every level from Under-13s to Under-17s.

Kyle John (Midfielder): Eligible for both England and Wales, John can play either in the middle of the park or as a right-winger and has been with the Blues since the age of six.

Michael Collins (Defender): Part of Everton’s Academy since the age of 14, pacy centre-back Collins is eligible to represent England, Republic of Ireland and Jamaica.

Joe Anderson (Defender): A technically-gifted left-back, Stalybridge-born Anderson joined Everton at the age of 15 having previously been on the books at Liverpool.

Kameron Stanley (Striker): An energetic and pacy striker, Stanley first joined Everton at the age of 11.

Elliot Richards (Defender):
Richards has been in the Academy since the age of nine and identifies heading and tackling among his strengths.

Ellis Simms (Striker):
Tall and pacy, Oldham-born Ellis signed on with Everton aged 16 and could play internationally for England, Poland or Jamaica.

Korede Adedoyin (Forward):
Nigerian-born Adedoyin has already netted goals for Everton Under-18s having made his debut last season. On Everton’s books since the age of 10, he is also eligible to play for England.

Pawel Zuk (Midfielder): Born in Gdansk, hard-working midfielder Pawel was previously on the books at Oldham Athletic and has caps for Poland at both Under-15 and Under-16 level.

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