WATCH: Meet The 2023/24 Academy Scholars

Nine new scholars have come through the Everton Academy ranks to sign on full-time with the Club.

The group will be part of the Blues' Under-18s squad for the coming season, which is managed by Everton great Leighton Baines.

Find out more about the young players by watching the video below and by reading their factfiles.

Harrison Armstrong

Harrison Armstrong is a right-footed centre-midfielder, who was born in West Derby, Liverpool.

He joined Everton aged five and models his game on Jude Bellingham but says Luka Modric is his footballing hero. Amadou Onana is his favourite Everton player.

Armstrong believes leadership qualities are a key attribute of his game.

Off the field, he likes listening to Drake and playing Clash of Clans. His favourite TV series is Prison Break, while Step Brothers is his number one film.

Joshua van Schoor

Joshua van Schoor is a left-back who joined Everton aged 10, having previously been with Wigan Athletic.

He regards his ability to read play and his stamina as his strongest traits.

With his parents being from South Africa, van Schoor has the option to represent England or South Africa at international level.

His favourite pre-match meal is an omelette, while his favourite Everton player is James Tarkowski.

George Pickford

Preston-born Pickford is a goalkeeper, who joined Everton at the age of 11.

According to Pickford, shot-stopping is his best attribute and he his models his game on Peter Schmeichel. Jordan Pickford is his favourite Everton player.

Away from football, he likes the film Hush and the TV series Ted Lasso.

Harvey Foster

Burnley-born midfielder Harvey Foster joined Everton as an Under-11, having previously been with Blackburn Rovers.

With his father being a former Premier League and Manchester City player and his great-grandfather previously playing for Manchester United, the young midfielder has a rich, footballing family tree.

A defensive-midfielder, Foster counts his vision and passing as his best qualities. He models his game on Spanish midfielder Rodri and his favourite Everton player is James Garner.

In his spare time, Foster enjoys watching Rocky and Ted Lasso. He is also a big fan of the band Oasis.

Luca Davis

Luca Davis joined Everton aged 13, having previously been with Bury FC.

Born in Manchester, Davis is a centre-back who highlights his leadership as one of his key strengths. He says his footballing hero is Sergio Ramos. He tries to base his own game on John Stones.

In his spare time, Davis enjoys listening to Dave and watching Friends.

Aled Thomas

Born in Wrexham, Aled Thomas joined Everton aged seven.

The left-footed centre-back has played at Under-17 level internationally, and believes passing is a key strength of his play.

The Welsh defender lists Gareth Bale as a hero and says Jordan Pickford is his favourite Everton player.

Away from the pitch, he likes listening to Oasis, playing FIFA, and watching his favourite TV series, Benidorm.

Joel Catesby

Joel Catesby joined Everton aged four and was born in Birkenhead.

He’s a right-winger who regards his speed as his strongest quality. Catesby bases his game on his footballing hero, Lionel Messi.

When not playing football, Catesby enjoys playing Fortnite, watching Surfs Up and listening to Arctic Monkeys. 

George Morgan

Born in Milton Keynes, George Morgan is a right-footed striker and has played international football for England’s youth teams.

He lists his power, speed and finishing as strong points in his game.

Morgan models his game on Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski and says Dominic Calvert-Lewin is his favourite Everton player.

George Finney

Right-back George Finney lists crossing as a main strength of his play.

He joined Everton aged six and models his game on Chelsea’s Reece James.

An adventurous full-back, he says he would still like to improve the defensive side of his game.

Finney’s favourite Everton player is James Tarkowski and aside from playing, he likes gaming on the latest edition of FIFA.