Academy Scholarships

Thursday 14 August 2014 10:30

The Club is pleased to confirm that eight youngsters signed scholarship agreements in the Academy this summer.

With the Under-18s’ league campaign due to kick-off next week, Academy Director Huw Jennings runs the rule over the new boys in the team:

Elijah Adebayo: “Elijah is a tall, rangy centre-back who hails from North London. He’s a converted striker who has been at the Club since playing for the Under-9s and is continuing to progress well.”

Lucas De La Torre: “Luca is a US Under-17 international. He’s an attacking midfield player who can also play a range of other positions. An exciting prospect who’s following in the long tradition of players coming from the States to Fulham.”

Adetayo Edun: “Tayo is an assertive individual who is comfortable operating anywhere on the left, either as a full-back or wide midfielder. He’s got excellent determination and is also a strong athlete.”

Stephen Humphrys: “Stephen’s a striker who came to us from Bury at the start of last season. He’s looking to push on from the Under-16s and settle into his role. He’s got a strong profile; he’s a clever player who can create and score goals.”

Mattias Kait: “Mattias is a young man from Estonia, who’s joined us from a club called Levadia. He’s a creative midfield player who can also play in wide areas or centrally as a number nine or 10. He’s very pleasing on the eye, is an excellent character, is industrious and hopefully will be a good asset to the squad.”

Foday Nabay: “Foday is a central midfield player who hails from Birmingham and is an England youth international. During his time at Fulham he has shown an excellent desire, both in training and in matches.”

Ravin Shamsi: “Ravin is an Oxford boy who came to us late last season. A wide player who can also operate as a number 10, he’s described as ‘a bottle of pop’ who’s always looking to do exciting things when he gets in possession. He’s a hard worker with good pace and can score goals.”

Joshua Walker: “Josh came to us from Tottenham Hotspur last season and we think their loss was our gain. Josh is an exciting striker who can play wide or as a number 10 as well. He’s got a good eye for goal and is a clever player who links play nicely, as well as scoring. He featured in the FA Youth Cup squad last season.”