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Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Academy

The Sheffield Wednesday Academy is the youth system of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.

Sheffield Wednesday Academy
Full nameSheffield Wednesday Football Club Youth Academy
Nickname(s)The Owls
Founded1948
GroundMiddlewood Road Training Ground
Sheffield
ManagerDevelopment squad (U23's)
England Neil Thompson
LeagueProfessional Development League 2 North Division

The academy runs two sides; the U23 Development squad, and the U18 Academy. Both play in the respective age groups' Professional Development League Division 2 North leagues.

Contents

HistoryEdit

League historyEdit

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Under-23sEdit

As of 4 December 2018[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Cameron McCulloch
  GK Dan Wallis
  DF Joe West
35   DF Frederik Nielsen
  DF Liam Williams
  DF Ciaran Brennan
41   DF Jack Lee
26   DF Connor O'Grady
No. Position Player
  MF Warren Clarke
  MF Ben Hughes
29   MF Alex Hunt
31   MF Connor Kirby
44   MF Jack Stobbs
  FW Jordan Lonchar
  FW Preslav Borukov
37   FW Fraser Preston

Under-18sEdit

As of 4 December 2018[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Joshua Render
  GK Luke Jackson
33   DF Isaac Rice
  DF Josh Dawodu
  DF Luke Cox
  DF Michael Ellery
  DF Sam Oliver
  DF Declan Thompson
  MF Liam Waldock
No. Position Player
  MF Conor Grant
43   MF Liam Shaw
  MF Charlie Reaney
  MF Lewis Farmer
  FW Jordan O'Brien
  FW Eyad Hammoud
  FW Elliott Vasalo
  FW Charles Hagan
  FW L’varn Brandy

Academy staffEdit

As of 4 December 2018[3]
Role Name
Academy manager   Steve Haslam
U-23 Manager   Neil Thompson
Head of Coaching   Daral Pugh
Professional Development Phase Manager   Andy Holdsworth
Head of Academy Goalkeeping   Tommy Lee
Head of Recruitment   Ken Ryder
Head of Sports Science and Medicine   Jack Green
Head of Academy Analysis   Dan Payne
Head of Education and Welfare   Dan Potts
PDP Coach   Andy Sharp
YDP Manager   Kevin Fogg
Lead Academy Sport Scientist   Keith McGrath
Academy physio   Charlie Baker
YDP Assistant Manager   Jamie Hadfield
Foundation Phase Manager   Shay Beaglehole
Academy Analyst   Liam Bracken
Lead Academy Physio   Ashley Fickling
Pre Academy Manager/Recruitment   John Megson
Academy Administrator   John Hendley

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Owls Under-23s". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Owls Under-18s". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Academy staff profiles". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 4 December 2018.