Latest Academy Scholars Graduate

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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…

Player12 
Ethan Warnock (Defender): A ball-playing left-back, Belfast-born Warnock has represented his country at Under-15 level.


 
Player7
Anthony Gordon (Midfielder): An attacking midfielder who includes dribbling and finishing among his strengths, Gordon has represented England at Under-15 level.

 
Player10
Tom Warren (Midfielder): Nottingham-born central midfielder Warren signs his scholarship deal having been on Everton’s books since the age of eight.

 
Player6
Barney McKeown (Defender): A centre-back, McKeown has represented the Republic of Ireland at every level from Under-13s to Under-17s.

 
Player11
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.

 
Player8
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.

 
Player9
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.

 
Player4
Kameron Stanley (Striker): An energetic and pacy striker, Stanley first joined Everton at the age of 11.

 
Player1
Elliot Richards (Defender):
Richards has been in the Academy since the age of nine and identifies heading and tackling among his strengths.

 
Player3
Ellis Simms (Striker):
Tall and pacy, Oldham-born Ellis signed on with Everton aged 16 and could play internationally for England, Poland or Jamaica.

 
Player2
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.

 
Player5
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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