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YOUTH: Meet the 2017/18 youth squad

Meet our 2017/18 youth squad

18 July 2017

As our youth team head into the 2017/18 season, we get to know Darren Edmondson's squad a little better. 

Darren Edmondson

Academy Manager - Darren Edmondson

Gavin Skelton

Professional Development Phase Coach - Gavin Skelton

Dave Wilkes

Head of Academy Coaching - Dave Wilkes

Chris Brunskill

Academy Physiotherapist - Chris Brunskill

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Lee Ashton

Lee Ashton

DoB: 4 Nov 1999

Place of birth: Blackpool

Position: Keeper

Team supported as a kid: Manchester United

Favourite player in your position: David de Gea

Strength: I’m quite good in penalty situations

What do you most want to work on this year: My overall distribution

Last song or album you downloaded: The new album by The Kooks

Favourite takeaway food: I don’t mind a KFC

Where do you most want to go in the world: Just to be different I wouldn’t mind going somewhere cold like the North or South Pole

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Kieron Olsen

Kieron Olsen

DoB: 26 Nov 1999

Place of birth: Sunderland

Position: Right back

Team supported as a kid: Sunderland

Favourite player in your position: Messi is my favourite player overall

Strength: That’s probably my determination to do as well as I can

What do you most want to work on this year: I want to improve my upper body strength and improve my speed

Which reality TV show would you do, and which would you definitely not do: That’s a hard question. I’d have a go at Love Island but I wouldn’t want to be on Geordie Shore

What is in top spot on your bucket list: I’d like to have a go at Sky Diving

If you weren’t playing football, what other sport would you be having a go at: I enjoy a bit of table tennis

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Alex Goldthorpe

Alex Goldthorpe

DoB: 23 Sep 1999

Place of birth: Scarborough

Position: Centre back

Team supported as a kid: Middlesbrough

Favourite player in your position: Vincent Kompany

Strength: Running with the ball

What do you most want to work on this year: One v one defending

Favourite ever box set: Prison Break

Favourite pizza topping: I usually just have a Margherita

Best holiday you’ve ever been on: I went to a place called Astrakhan in southern Russia, that was pretty good

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Aidan Hutchinson

Aidan Hutchinson

DoB: 19 Sep 1999

Place of birth: Sunderland

Position: Centre back

Team supported as a kid: Sunderland

Favourite player in your position: I like Thiago Silva from Paris St Germain

Strength: I’m good at heading the ball

What do you most want to work on this year: I want to get better when I’m on my weaker foot

Favourite flavour of crisp: Salt and vinegar

Last film you watched at the cinema: I went to watch Wonder Woman the other day. Is that bad?

If you could buy any car in the world, what would it be: It would have to be a Ferrari

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Luke Taylor

Luke Taylor

DoB: 2 Jan 2000

Place of birth: Newcastle

Position: Centre back

Team supported as a kid: Newcastle United

Favourite player in your position: Sergio Ramos

Strength: Heading

What you most want to work on this year: My physical strength

What’s your favourite box set: Prison Break

Best band you’ve seen live: I’ve never seen anyone live but I’d like to see Coldplay

If it’s your choice what you’re having for tea, what do you have? Pasta and meatballs

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Dean Watson

Dean Watson

DoB: 20 Sep 1999

Place of birth: Dumfries

Position: Midfielder

Team supported as a kid: Manchester United

Favourite player in your position: Paul Pogba

Strength: Winning the ball back for the team

What do you most want to work on this year: I’ll be concentrating on my shooting because I want to try to get more goals

What is your favourite box set: I don’t really have one, to be honest. I just watch whatever is on

What’s the best game you’ve ever watched live: Last season’s El Clasico was a good game to watch

Who in the world would you most like to meet: That’s probably Ronaldo

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Sam Adewusi

Sam Adewusi

DoB: 26 Dec 1999

Position: Midfielder

Team supported as a kid: Manchester United

Favourite player in your position: Paul Pogba

Strength: Dribbling and running with the ball

What do you most want to work on this year: Finding space so I can use the ball better

Favourite ever box set: That’s a difficult one. I’ll go with The Sopranos

Favourite pizza topping: I don’t like pizza at all. You won’t find me eating it ever. Not even a Margherita

Best holiday you’ve ever been on: Cyprus is a nice place. I’ll say there

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Jaic Miller

Jaic Miller

DoB: 20 Dec 1999

Position: Midfielder

Team supported as a kid: Liverpool

Favourite player in your position: Steven Gerrard

Strength: Getting and helping to create goal scoring opportunities

What do you most want to work on this year: Passing and creating angles for the defenders to use to get us going forward

Who is your football hero: That’s Steven Gerrard again

What has been your best ever achievement: Getting a scholarship with Carlisle United

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Luke Lloyd

Luke Lloyd

DoB: 2 Nov 1999

Place of birth: Newcastle

Position: Striker

Team supported as a kid: Newcastle United

Favourite player in your position: Lionel Messi

Strength: Moving behind the defence to cause them problems

What do you most want to work on this year: Finishing on my weaker foot

Best bit of football or life advice you’ve ever been given: The best thing I’ve ever been told is to never give up

If you’re treating yourself to a bar of choccie, what do you get: Dairy Milk Oreo 

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought yourself: It’ll be when I treated myself to a holiday

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Max Cowburn

Max Cowburn

DoB: 26 May 2000

Place of birth: Newcastle

Position: Winger

Team supported as a kid: Newcastle United

Favourite player in your position: That has to be Ronaldo

Strength: Shooting from distance and crossing the ball

What do you most want to work on this year: My weaker foot [left]

Last song or album you downloaded: The new song by DJ Khaled

Favourite takeaway food: I’d just go for a pizza

Where do you most want to go in the world: Somewhere warm – the Bahamas or somewhere like that

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Regan Ward

Regan Ward

DoB: 21 Dec 2000

Place of birth: Peterlee

Position: Keeper

Team supported as a kid: Sunderland

Favourite player in your position: Jordan Pickford

Strength: Kicking and shot stopping

What do you most want to work on this year: Short dives and my right foot distribution

Last song or album you downloaded: I got the latest album by Stormzy

Favourite takeaway food: I like to get a pizza

Where do you most want to go in the world: I wouldn’t mind going to Canada

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Liam Brockbank

Liam Brockbank

DoB: 2 Mar 2001

Place of birth: Millom

Position: Left back

Team supported as a kid: Liverpool

Favourite player in your position: Marcelo

Strength: Running down the wing and getting forward

What do you most want to work on this year: Getting forward effectively and increasing the amount of times I do that

What’s your favourite box set: I don’t watch much on TV so I don’t really have one

Best band you’ve seen live: I haven’t been to a concert yet but it’s something I wouldn’t mind doing

If it’s your choice what you’re having for tea, what do you have? Usually just a bit of quiche

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Ceiran Casson

Ceiran Casson

DoB: 17 Aug 2001

Place of birth: Whitehaven

Position: Midfielder

Team supported as a kid: Liverpool

Favourite player in your position: Steven Gerrard

Strength: I always work hard for the team

What do you most want to work on this year: I want to improve my finishing, hopefully get a few goals, and I also want to work hard on my weaker left foot

What was the last song or album you downloaded: I don’t really have any favourites, I just go with the flow and listen to whoever

What’s the best game you’ve ever watched live: Last year’s El Clasico was very good

Who in the world would you most like to meet: Probably Steven Gerrard

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Josh Dixon

Josh Dixon

DoB: 7 Feb 2001

Place of birth: Carlisle hospital

Position: Midfielder

Team supported as a kid: Carlisle United

Favourite player in your position: Lionel Messi

Strength: Passing and keeping the game going

What do you most want to work on this year: I want to work on my fitness and my weaker right foot

Favourite flavour of crisp: Salt and vinegar

Last film you watched at the cinema: The latest Fast & Furious

If you could buy any car in the world, what would it be: I can see myself in a Lamborghini

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Liam McCarron

Liam McCarron

DoB: 7 Mar 2001

Place of birth: Preston

Position: Winger

Team supported as a kid: Manchester United

Favourite player in your position: Ronaldo

Strength: Running with the ball

What do you most want to work on this year: Tracking back and helping the team to defend

Which reality TV show would you do, and which would you definitely not do: That’s quite difficult. I’d say I wouldn’t mind doing Love Island and I wouldn’t want to do I’m a Celebrity

What is in top spot on your bucket list: To play for the first team at Brunton Park

If you weren’t playing football, what other sport would you be having a go at: I’d probably be playing cricket

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Belchior Papa

Belchior Papa

DoB: 22 Nov 2000

Place of birth: Lisbon, Portugal

Position: Striker

Team supported as a kid: Manchester City

Favourite player in your position: Romelu Lukaku

Strength: I like to think I’m quite skilful on the ball

What do you most want to work on this year: I want to get better at scoring goals

Favourite ever box set: I don’t really watch too much TV – I just go with whatever is on. I do make sure I don’t miss Love Island though

Favourite pizza topping: Bacon

Best holiday you’ve ever been on: I went to Mallorca with my family and that was very good

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Jay Kelly

Jay Kelly

DoB: 9 Oct 2000

Place of birth: Carlisle

Position: Right back

Team supported as a kid: Man City

Favourite player in your position: Dani Alves

Strength: Driving out with the ball from the back

What you most want to work on this year: The defensive side of my game

Best bit of football or life advice you’ve ever been given: Keep your head down and work hard

If you’re treating yourself to a bar of choccie, what do you get: Cadbury’s caramel

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought yourself: Probably a new pair of trainers

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Keighran Kerr

Keighran Kerr

DoB: 20 Nov 2000

Position: Striker

Team supported as a kid: Manchester United

Favourite player in your position: Luis Suarez

Strength: That has to be my pace

What do you most want to work on this year: I want to improve my heading of the ball

Who is your football hero: That would have to be Ronaldo

Which film could you watch over and over again: Snatch is an excellent film, so that

What has been your best ever achievement: Getting a scholarship with Carlisle United


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