Success Stories

Benji Gambrie

Benji joined Junior Elite as an U10 in 2015 and spent three hugely successful seasons at the club before joining Fulham Academy U13’s at the beginning of the 2018-19 season.

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Ryan Gjini

Ryan Gjini, Junior Elite’s 2017-18 season Club Player of the Year, joined Fulham U11’s at the beginning of the 2018-19 season.

Ryan played in one of the most successful club and league teams [invincible season 2016-17 (u9)] for three seasons from U8’s to U10’s in which he was the leading goalscorer and one of the most exciting players.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Wan-Bissaka joined Crystal Palace from  Junior Elite at the age of 11. The club’s chairman and then-Palace Under-16 coach Colin Omogbehin was so convinced of his ability that he persuaded the club to take him on without a trial.

Initially a striker, and subsequently a winger, he imposed himself on games physically, technically and mentally. Such was his quality that it took just one training session for coach Winston Kelly to insist he play with an older team in the Under-8 age group. Leon Dillon, who coached him in his final two years at the club, recalls “his technique, in terms of first touch, was on another level to everyone in his team and who he played against.”

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Jayden Quashie

After three incredible seasons with Junior Elite  Jayden Quashie joined Fulham U11’s at the beginning of the 2017-18 season.

Ben Kudjodi

Ben Kudjodi Junior Elite Graduate
Crystal Palace Professional 2008
1st Junior Elite Graduate to play first team football when he made his Crystal Palace debut against Sheffield Wednesday during the 2007 – 2008 season

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Success Stories

Kieran Djilali

Kieran Djilali Junior Elite Graduate
Crystal Palace Professional 2009
Made his professional debut as a 17 year old for Crystal Palace against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2008 – 2009

Jamal Blackman

Jamal joined Chelsea at U13 level in 2006 and progressed through the club’s youth system. He made his first appearance in a senior match day squad on 29 October 2011, sitting on the bench for a Premier League match against Arsenal.

He signed a new five-year contract with the club in June 2014.

Jamal has been on loan at Middlesbrough, Swedish side Östersunds FK Wycombe Wanderers, Sheffield United and Leeds United.

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Success Stories

Emile Smith-Rowe

Smith Rowe joined Arsenal’s Hale End Academy in 2010 at the age of ten. He made his first appearance for the Under-23’s in 2016–17, at the age of 16.

Aged 17, he joined the senior team on their pre-season tour of Singapore in July 2018. He scored a goal in the 1–1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup.

Smith Rowe signed a new long-term professional contract with Arsenal on 31 July 2018, when he was described by head coach Unai Emery as  having “lots of potential”.

 

 

 

 

All Graduates

2019 Graduates

Royan Rothore – AFC Wimbledon

Kien Miller – Fulham

Shayon Leslie – Brighton & Hove Albion

2018 Graduates

Ryan Gjini – Fulham

Benji Gambrie – Fulham

2017 Graduates

Jayden Quashie – Fulham
Liam Thomas – Derby County
Rio Powell – Crystal Palace
Kieran Smith – Crystal Palace

2016 Graduates
Aaron Reber – Fulham
Reuben Boyd -Fulham

2015 Graduates
Imani Landquoc – Fulham
Terrique Anderson – Charlton Athletic
Henry Griffin – Fulham
Nathaniel Kenlock – Fulham
Noah Watson – Crystal Palace
Ruben Boyd – Fulham
Jayden Hoosang-Robinson – Fulham
Rowan Liburd – Reading
Eric Kenko – Fulham
Abdul Maliek – Millwall
Russell Carter-Thompson – Derby County

2014 Graduates
Naz Bakrin – Fulham
Troy Silvera – Fulham
Mark Mills – Tottenham
Bobby Mills – Crystal Palace
Melik Morris – Millwall
Malachai Morris – Millwall
Yomi Adjibola– Fulham
Brandon Hanlon – Charlton Athletic
Brook Myers – Chelsea
Abu Barker – Norwich City
Brandon Moore – Millwall

2013 Graduates
Poyet Gilmore – Millwall
Levi Gilmore – Brentford
Tristan Cover – Norwich City

2012 Graduates
Ryan Atkinson – Fulham
Djed Spence – Fulham
Chris Kelly – Fulham
Louis Watson – West Ham
Keith Asare – Fulham
Brandon Hanlon – Charlton Athletic
Jaedon Reid – Fulham

2011 Graduates
Nathaniel Olawole – Fulham
Drew Allassani – Fulham
Dishon Bernard – Chelsea
Nico Lawrence – Fulham
Ryan Bartley – Fulham

2010 Graduates
Courtney Senior – Brentford
Liam Roden – Reading
Dante Aniemeka – Southend United
Emile Smith-Rowe – Arsenal

2009 Graduates
Wesley McDonald – Fulham
Gavin Long – Crystal Palace
Aaron Bissaka – Crystal Palace
Shawn Mason – Fulham
Jardel Adeyinka – Fulham
Parris Pattern – Crystal Palace
Mikel Scarlett – Charlton Athletic
Jason Emmanuel – Crystal Palace
Stephan Payne – Fulham

2007 Graduates
Jeffrey Kimoto – Crystal Palace
Liam Adeyinka – Southend United
Matthew Dury – Crystal Palace
Jordan Clarke – Crystal Palace
Jamal Blackman – Chelsea
Nathan Daley – Crystal Palace
Conner Wilkinson – Charlton Athletic
Dominic Vose – Crystal Palace
Alistair Gordan – Chelsea

2005 Graduates
Kieran Djilali – Crystal Palace
Nathaniel Pinney – Crystal Palace
Hakeem Adelakun – Crystal Palace
Micheal Abnett – Crystal Palace
Aaron Guard – Crystal Palace
Calvin Hicks – Crystal Palace
Michael Boateng – Crystal Palace
Aaron Thompson – Crystal Palace
Tyrone Cassius – Crystal Palace
Michael Amponsa – Crystal Palace
Liam Fitzpatrick – Crystal Palace
Curtis Wayne – Crystal Palace
Tashan Adeyinka – Southend Untied

2003 Graduates
Hamze Ismael – Chelsea
Lumumbe Amena – Leyton Orient
Liam Harwood – Bristol Rovers
Luke Hickey – Crystal Palace
Ben Kudjodi – Crystal Palace