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Hartlepool United FC Youth Team Profiles

Johnny Barber

Johnny Barber
Date of Birth: 10/11/95

Johnny transferred from Bury in the summer to complete the final year of his Youth Team Scholarship at Pools. 

After some good pre-season performances – which saw him travel with the First Team for a training camp in Spain – the young keeper will be looking to impress within the Youth Team and Reserves this season.

James Dawson

James Dawson
Date of Birth: 31/12/97

James has been within the Academy since he was in the Under 14s age group. 


He has progressed as a goalkeeper through the ranks and will be hoping to hold down a starting position with the Youth Team this year, having had some experience of it last term while in the Under 16s.

Adam Male

Adam Male
Date of Birth: 05/12/97

Adam has been with the Academy since he was an Under 14.

He operates mainly as a centre- half but can also play at left-back and has made good progress so far.

Adam will be looking to make as many starts for the Youth Team as possible during 2014/15.

Brad Varga

Brad Varga
Date of Birth: 02/10/97

Brad is a combative centre-half who has progressed well since coming in to the Club full time. 


He has been with the Academy since he was an Under 14 but unfortunately injury has prevented him from making as many appearances as he would have liked. 

However, he will be looking to push on after being given the all-clear from the medical department.

Fraser Briggs

Fraser Briggs
26/10/97

Fraser is a central midfield player and has been with the Academy since he was an Under 10. 

An honest, hard-working player, he will be looking to gain as many Youth Team starts as he can this year.

Jack Blackford

Jack Blackford
Date of Birth: 13/05/98

Jack is another player in the squad who is from the town, and he has been with the Academy since he was nine-years-old. 


The former Manor College of Technology pupil operates as a wide player and has already made appearances for the Reserves as well as becoming a regular starter for the Youth Team.

Jack Turnbull
Date of Birth: 18/12/97

Hartlepool born and bred, Jack is the nephew of former player Tony Boylan. 

He is an ex pupil at English Martyrs School and has been with the Academy since he was an Under 9. 

He has progressed very well since coming in full-time and has made several appearances for the Reserves as well as being a regular for the Youth Team.

Jordan Jewson

Jordan Jewson
Date of Birth: 16/03/98

Jordan is an energetic, creative midfield player who has been in the Academy system since he was an Under 12. 


He has made already made appearances for the Reserve Team and has also become a regular for the Youth Team.

Nat Skidmore
Date of Birth: 28/02/98

Nat is another player from Hartlepool and is an ex English Martyrs School pupil. 


He has been with the Academy since he was an under 11. Operating mainly in the centre of midfield, he will be looking to gain as many appearances for the Youth Team as possible this year.