When a student make his semi-professional first team debut they are classed as a footballing graduate. Since 2014 we have had seven debutants make their bow with several others receiving call ups. In February 2015, we were proud to announce our first ever professional graduate when Yohan Rutty-Smith signed scholarship forms for Notts County.

The majority of these students have come from local junior football to semi-professional level in the space of a year which is down to the opportunities provided to them in the NPL Football Academy and also the standard of quality coaching they are receiving on a daily basis.

 

Professional Graduates

A professional graduate is a student who transfers to a professional football league club.
#STUDENTAGENPLFA CLUBMOVED TODATEPROFILE
#1Yohan Rutty-Smith16RomulusNotts CountyFebruary 2015PROFILE
#2Max Hunt16Matlock TownMansfield TownJuly 2016PROFILE

 

First Team Graduates

A first team graduate is a student who makes his semi-professional first team debut in a competitive game.
#AGESTUDENTCLUBOPPONENTCOMPETITIONDATE
#116Yohan Rutty-SmithRomulusvs Sutton Coldfield TownLeague Cup 1st RoundTuesday 11th November 2014
#216Dylan ShilcockLeek Townvs SheffieldEvo-Stik NPL First Division SouthTuesday 24th March 2015
#316Ben OldroydRadcliffe Boroughvs DroylsdenEvo-Stik NPL First Division NorthSaturday 25th April 2015
#417Adam HenshallRadcliffe Boroughvs DroylsdenEvo-Stik NPL First Division NorthSaturday 25th April 2015
#516Scott TaylorBelper Townvs Rugby TownEvo-Stik NPL First Division SouthSaturday 22nd August 2015
#616Lewis BelgraveMickleover Sportsvs DarlingtonEvo-Stik NPL Premier DivisionSaturday 10th October 2015
#717Lewis BrownMatlock Townvs StamfordEvo-Stik NPL Premier DivisionSaturday 27th February 2016
#817Adam LeachRadcliffe Boroughvs Prescot CablesEvo-Stik NPL Division One NorthSaturday 26th March 2016
#918Sam DanielsRadcliffe Boroughvs DroylsdenEvo-Stik NPL Division One NorthMonday 28th March 2016
#1018Kieran CroninMickleover Sportsvs Nantwich TownEvo-Stik NPL Premier DivisionSaturday 2nd April 2016
#1117Jack TolleyMickleover Sportsvs Skelmersdale UnitedEvo-Stik NPL Premier DivisionSaturday 16th April 2016
#1217Tyron BuxtonMickleover Sportsvs StamfordEvo-Stik NPL Premier DivisionSaturday 23rd April 2016
#1316Reece MakeleleRadcliffe Boroughvs Farsley CelticFA Trophy Preliminary RoundSaturday 8th October 2016
#1417Ben EdgsonMatlock Townvs Halesowen TownEvo-Stik NPL Premier DivisionTuesday 18th October 2016
#1517Jordan PierrepontMatlock Townvs Bedworth UnitedIntegro League Cup 1st RoundTuesday 15th November 2016
#1617Jordan LeeMatlock Townvs Bedworth UnitedIntegro League Cup 1st RoundTuesday 15th November 2016
#1716Jake DickinsonMickleover Sportsvs Belper TownIntegro League Cup 1st RoundTuesday 15th November 2016
#1818Jordan GilhoolyMickleover Sportsvs Borrowash VictoriaDerbyshire Senior Cup 3rd RoundTuesday 6th December 2016
#1916Harry WoodMatlock Townvs Basford UnitedIntegro League Cup 2nd RoundTuesday 24th January 2017
#2018Euan WoodsWarrington Townvs Tranmere RoversCheshire Senior Cup 1st RoundTuesday 24th January 2017
#2117Billy SilvesterKidsgrove Athleticvs Carlton TownEvo-Stik Division One SouthSaturday 4th February 2017
#2217Morgan WilliamsMickleover Sportsvs Frickley AthleticEvo-Stik NPL Premier DivisionSaturday 22nd April 2017

 

First Team Call Up

A first team call up is someone who is included in the first team match day squad in a competitive game.
#AGESTUDENTCLUBOPPONENTCOMPETITIONDATE
#117Murtaza HaidaryMickleover Sportsvs Matlock TownEvo-Stik Premier DivisionTuesday 16th February 2016
#217Beckham AdelajeMossleyvs ScarboroughEvo-Stik Division One NorthTuesday 19th April 2016
#316Dylan MandaracasSutton Coldfield Townvs Grantham TownEvo-Stik Premier DivisionMonday 29th August 2016
#418Michael HeretyRadcliffe Boroughvs West Didsbury & ChorltonManchester Premier Cup 1st RoundTuesday 27th September 2016
#517Joel FletcherRadcliffe Boroughvs West Didsbury & ChorltonManchester Premier Cup 1st RoundTuesday 27th September 2016
#617Billy WhiteheadMatlock Townvs Basford UnitedIntegro League Cup 2nd RoundTuesday 24th January 2017
#716Alfie Smith-EcclesMatlock Townvs Alfreton TownDerbyshire Senior Cup Semi-FinalTuesday 7th February 2017