13:45 13 July 2015
Profiles for the Gillingham FC Academy Scholars 2015/16
SECOND YEAR SCHOLARS
Central midfield player Joe, is a combative, technically gifted midfield player with an eye for goal.
Ricardo is a physically strong centre-back, excellent in the air, he occasionally also plays as a centre-forward to good effect.DAN ADAMS
JAKE BOWYER O'BRIEN
Henry, from Deal, is one of four players in the group who have been at the club since before they were nine years old. Henry is a six-foot-three goalkeeper and has shown plenty of promise.
FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSBradley Stevenson
Bradley from Canterbury is the longest server in the group of first year scholars, having been with us since the age of eight.
Brad is a technically gifted central midfield player, who may develop into playing further forward.
Will, also from Canterbury, has been with us since 2010. He is an excellent shot stopper has a fantastic work ethic, and a real desire to improve.
Finn is a typical “old school” centre-half, excellent in the air, and improving on the ground. O'Mara, from Wilmington, has been with us for three years.
Ben from Aylesford joined us as an Under-12, and spent the majority of his formative years with us as a defender. He has shown remarkable progress since converting to a more central midfield role.
Rainham based Aaron joined us in 2012, Aaron is a dynamic left-footed player with a great change of pace, comfortable either at full back or higher up the pitch.
Sam from Canterbury joined us as an Under 13, an excellent athlete with an eye for goal, Sam has played (and scored) numerous times for the Youth team last season.
Midfield player Darren hails from West London, and joined the club towards the back end of last season upon his release from QPR.
He has already featured for both the Youth team and Development squad last season.
Nole is a physically strong forward player who comes from South London.