Everton are sending an Under-19s team to India

16/05/2023 3comments  |  Jump to last

Everton are sending an Under-19s team to compete at the Premier League's Next Generation Cup in India.

The Everton U19 squad:

Seb Jensen
Dylan Graham
Luke Butterfield
Jenson Metcalfe
Halid Djankpata
Owen Barker
Roman Dixon
Coby Ebere
Jacob Beaumont Clark
Isaac Heath
Eddie Jones
Brad Moonan
Callum Bates
Matthew Apter
Dan Maher
Odin Samuels-Smith

The tournament takes place at the Reliance Corporate Park in Mumbai, India, between Wednesday 17 May to Friday 26 May.

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Everton Under-18s, who make up the majority of the travelling squad, secured a 4th-place finish in the Under-18s Premier League (North Division). The U18s assistant coach, Kieran Driscoll, will be leading the team on the trip. 

“It’s a great opportunity for the boys,” he told the Everton website. “It’s come a little bit out of the blue at the end of the season. It’s a Premier League event over in India. It’ll be us with Wolves, West Ham, as well as four Indian Super League teams. They’ll be a little bit older as Under-21 sides. There will also be a team called Stellenbosch from South Africa."

The Young Toffees have been drawn in Group B of the competition and will take on Wolves in their opening fixture on Wednesday (3:30 pm kick-off BST), before facing RF Young Champs on Saturday (11:30 am BST). Everton will then conclude their group next Tuesday when they face Sudeva Delhi FC (3:30 pm BST).

Bengaluru FC, West Ham United, and ATK Mohun Bogan are in Group A, along with current Next Gen Champions from South Africa, Stellenbosch FC.

Games will be available to stream live with details to come on the Everton website.


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Dennis Stevens
1 Posted 16/05/2023 at 15:55:16
That should be quite an experience for the lads. I hope they actually get to see a bit of India while they're there.
Peter Carpenter
2 Posted 16/05/2023 at 16:48:09
They'd better be quick, that's tomorrow! Straight off the plane and into a match in 30 C heat. Good luck. Maybe they can strike the first blow against Wolves for us.

Maybe they can catch an Indian Premier League game while they are there too. There is nothing quite like an Indian cricket crowd.

Ajay Gopal
3 Posted 17/05/2023 at 09:36:13
Interesting! But I haven't seen this tournament being promoted here, to be honest.

I would have attended if it was in Bangalore, but will definitely be remotely supporting our young lads. Hopefully, 1-2 of these will break-out and be stars of the future.

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