Youth Development: The future in their hands!

The Everton Shareholders’ Association is delighted to announce that our next Forum will take place on the 1st December 2016 in the People’s Club Lounge, The Sir Philip Carter Park Stand from 7:30pm.


Guest speakers on the night will be Everton legends Joe Royle and David Unsworth.



As Professional Development Co-Ordinator Joe’s current responsibility is to facilitate the progress of young talent breaking through from the Everton Academy and Under 21 setup. This involves liaising closely with the Club’s coaching staff but in particular David Unsworth and using his contacts and knowledge to fast track their development using the loan transfer system.

David, the U23 Manager, encourages the younger players to take the opportunities presented to them and helps established players on their return from injury etc. The Under 23s are currently top of Premier League 2 and are scoring goals for fun!

Joe and David of course also have a 100% win record in the Premier League from their stint as Joint-Manager for the last of game of last season!


So if you want to know how their roles fit in with the Academy Director, Peter Vint’s overall strategy; who the club’s next rising stars are; who is starring out on loan; what the prospects are for the next few years; then come along and ask them face to face in a relatively informal atmosphere.

Doors open at 7:30pm with the session starting at 8:00pm – Tea and biscuits will be available. The event is free to members of the Shareholders’ Association with a nominal charge of £2 for all other attendees (non-shareholders are welcome) to cover the cost of the refreshments.

All attendees are asked, if possible, to bring along a contribution for the Foodbank.

If you’re planning to attend, and to help us manage numbers, please let us know if you can either by emailing our Secretary at or by tagging us on twitter with @EFCSA

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