Passion / Pride / Progress

Meet the Academy lads

Aaron BURN- 1st year Goalkeeper. Aaron is highly thought of at the football club. A technically gifted keeper with good distribution. He was an unused substitute against Telford United in the National League North. Date of birth: 29/11/2001

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Nick CRANSTON- 1st year Goalkeeper. Nick has come through the Youth set up at the Football Club. A tall, shot stopper keeper with good communication. Nick is expected to make big strides this season.  Date of birth: 26/6/2002

 

Nick Cranston

 

Name: Nick Cranston

Age: 16

Birthplace: Billingham

Position: Goalkeeper

Favourite team: Leeds united

Favourite player: Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad? Kieron Dunn

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Harry Stansfield

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Liam Gardiner

Favourite food: Chicken and chicken stock, rice with peas and carrots

Favourite film: Green Street

Favourite song: Make or Break

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: Playing at the Gateshead International Stadium against Gateshead for Billingham Town

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Lewis ALDERSON- 1st year Right back. Lewis is a Darlington born lad who has progressed through the Youth set up. Lewis made his first team debut in the pre- season friendly against Motherwell.  Date of birth: 15/9/2001

Lewis Alderson

 

Name: Lewis Alderson

Age: 17

Birthplace: Darlington

Position: right back

Favourite team: Darlington

Favourite player: Liam Hughes

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad: Tom Lycett

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad?  Tom Lycett

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Elliot Shaw

Favourite food: pasta

Favourite film: Grown ups

Favourite song: Dance Wiv Me -- Dizzee Rascal

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: beating York with ten men

 

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Adam LYNAS-2nd year local lad Adam is a versatile player who can operate at left back, left midfield or central midfield. Adam has a good left foot and is keen to progress at his hometown club. Date of birth 8/11/1999

Adam Lynas

 

Name: Adam Lynas

Age: 19

Birthplace: Darlington

Position: left back

Favourite team: Darlington

Favourite player: Liam Hughes

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad: Cameron Holliday

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Cameron Holliday

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Tom Lycett

Favourite food: spaghetti bolognese

Favourite film: Green Street

Favourite song: Funky Friday by Dave

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: getting my first start against Harrogate Town

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Abdoulaye KABA- 1st year central defender. Abdoulaye is a powerful, athletic player who also featured for the first team in pre season vs Motherwell. He has also been an unused substitute in the National League North vs Alfreton. Date of birth 6/3/2002

Abdoulaye Kaba

 

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Tom LYCETT- 2nd year Central defender from Southampton. Tom is a tall, strong and composed player. A highly thought-of player who has trialled at Premier League side Leicester City. Tom made his first team debut as a late substitute in the 3-0 win against Telford United. Date of birth: 12/1/2001

Tom Lycett

Name: Tom Lycett

Age:  17

Birthplace: Winchester

Position: Centre back

Favourite team: Portsmouth

Favourite player: Jamie O’Hara/ John Stones

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad? Lewis Alderson

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Harry Stansfield

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Elliot Shaw

Favourite food: Chicken tikka

Favourite film: Straight out of Compton

Favourite song:  Armas Around You XXXtentacion

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: Winning our first game

 

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Liam GARDINER- 1st year Defender. Liam is comfortable operating at either Right back or Centre back. Liam has featured for the First Team in a friendly vs Northallerton in pre season and will be focused on achieving more over the coming months. Date of birth: 16/10/2001

Liam Gardiner

 

Age: 17

Birthplace: Darlington

Position: centre back

Favourite team: West Ham

Favourite player: Ramos

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad: Harry Stansfield

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad?  Nick Cranston

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Brandon Morrison

Favourite food: Pasta

Favourite film: Purge

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: winning our first game

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Cameron HOLLIDAY -- midfielder/defender who joined the Academy in October, and has Northern League experience with Crook Town. His versatility is an asset to the squad. Date of birth: 19/10/1999

 

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Callum HARLAND- 1st year versatile player. Callum is comfortable operating at either full back or wide midfield. Callum is a hard working energetic player that will be focused on establishing himself within the group. Date of birth: 24/12/2001

Callum Harland

 

Name: Callum Harland

Age: 16

Birthplace: Darlington

Position: right wing

Favourite team: Man Utd

Favourite player: Ronaldo

Who’s your best friend in the Academy squad? Lewis Alderson

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Harry Stansfield

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Elliot Shaw

Favourite food: parmo

Favourite film: Rambo First Blood

Favourite song: Weiss – Feel my Knees

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: How good training is

 

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Harry STANSFIELD- 1st year Central Midfielder. Harry is a Darlington lad and is a ball playing midfielder in the Michael Carrick mould. He will captain the group this year and is highly thought of. There is a lot of expectation on his shoulders and big things anticipated. 

Harry scored for the Academy against Harrogate Town in September. Date of birth 1/1/2002

Harry Stansfield

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Elliott SHAW- 1st year Central Midfielder. Elliott is a tenacious and energetic player. A technical gifted player who will be setting high standards of himself this year.  Date of birth: 11/8/2002

Elliott Shaw

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Chris McNAB- 1st year Central Midfielder. Chris is a tough tacking midfielder that can operate across the midfield. He is a hard working and focused player that will give his all this year.  Date of birth: 9/11/2001

Chris McNab

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Sanny LINGTHEP- 1st year Central Midfielder. Sanny is a very technical and skilful player. Sanny can operate as a ball playing central midfielder or as a creative number 10. He has a great left foot and big things are expected of this young exciting player. He made his first team debut against Chester on 1st December. Date of birth: 20/1/2002

Sanny Lingthep

Name: Sanny Lingthep

Age: 16

Birthplace: Ashford

Position: Centre midfield

Favourite team: Man Utd

Favourite player: Iniesta

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad? Macca

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Harry Stansfield

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Nick Cranston

Favourite food: Mac and cheese

Favourite film: Wolf of Wall Street

Favourite song: Sicko Mode

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: Beating York for our first win

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Mitchell GLOVER – 17 year old midfielder, signed by Quakers from Nuneaton earlier this year, and has already made six appearances for the first team.

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Kieron DUNN- 1st year Forward. Kieron is highly regarded at the football club. His performances in training since making his first appearance for the first team versus Motherwell earned him a space on the substitutes' bench away at Ashton United. Kieron is a goalscorer and is expected to have a big season.  Date of birth: 28/1/2002

Kieron Dunn

 

Age: 16

Birthplace: Durham

Position: Left wing/striker

Favourite team: Darlington/Newcastle

Favourite player: Mbappe

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Sanny Lingthep

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Liam Gardiner

Favourite food: Tuna pasta

Favourite film: Power

Favourite song: don’t have one

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: Getting the first three points of the season against York

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Brandon MORRISON- 1st year Forward. Brandon is a tall and strong target man type  of striker. Brandon made his first appearance for the first team against Sunderland in pre season before making his debut as a late sub in the National League North in the 3-0 win over Telford United. Date of birth 22/11/2001

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Brandon Morrison

 

Age: 17

Birthplace: Stockton

Position: striker

Favourite team: Man Utd

Favourite player: Ronaldo

Best friend in the Academy squad: I get on with everyone in the squad

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad?  Technically Sanni Lingthep, physical presence and power Tom Lycett

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Elliot Shaw

Favourite food: Chicken fillets

Favourite film: Green Street

Favourite song: Hate it or love it (50 Cent)

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy:  Winning our first game against York

 

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Harry HEALY- 1st year Forward. Harry is a live-wire Striker who can operate anywhere across the front line. A player with high energy and clinical in front of goal.   Date of birth 19/6/2002

Harry Healy

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Takunda MUCHEMEDZI- a 2nd year right winger. Takunda is a strong, athletic player that is very direct. His raw attributes make him unpredictable to his opponent.  Date of birth 6/3/2001

Takunda Muchemedzi

Age: 17

Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Position: right wing

Favourite team: Liverpool

Favourite player: Thierry Henry

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Harry Stansfield

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Liam Gardiner

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite film: Creed

Favourite song: Dave – Game Over

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: Getting told I have potential

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Miguel NUNES- 1st year midfielder. Miguel is an energetic, skilful forward-thinking player. His versatility allows him to operate centrally or in wide positions. Date of birth: 8/3/2002

Miguel Nunes

 

Age: 16

Birthplace: Luanda, Angola

Position: Midfielder/forward

Favourite team: Manchester City

Favourite player: Fernandinho

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad: Jack Naisbett

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad?  Sanny Lingthep

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Liam Gardiner

Favourite food: Don’t have one

Favourite film: Rush hour

Favourite song: Don’t have one

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: Playing my first game

 

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Jack NAISBETT- 1st year local lad. Jack is a keen young player that has visions of getting into coaching. Jack will play in a number of positions this year and will aim to become better and better as the season goes on.  Date of birth 5/11/2001

Jack Naisbett

Age: 17

Birthplace: Sunderland

Position: Left wing

Favourite team: Sunderland

Favourite player: Lionel Messi

Who is your best friend in the Academy squad: Miguel Nunes

Who do you think is the best player in the Academy squad? Sanny Lingthep

Who do you think is the funniest player in the Academy squad? Liam Gardiner

Favourite food: Chicken wings

Favourite film:  Step brothers

Favourite song: Champagne supernova by Oasis

Best moment you’ve had since you joined the Academy: The cup game on the first team pitch

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Brandon Buckley -- A first year forward, Brandon can play anywhere across the forward line. He adds energy and so far has been used as an impact player coming off the bench.

Brandon gained the distinction of scoring the goal that clinched the Academy's first league win since forming in September against York City.

DOB 30/05/2002

 

 

 

 

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