Name: Will Britt
Strong shot-stopper who opted to join the Saints Academy from Brighton to complete his scholarship. His height is an obvious advantage as he measures in at six-foot-two, and enters his career hoping to emulate sporting hero David James.
Name: Chris Johns
The Northern Irishman arrived at Saints in 2011 initially on trial, and has gone on to become the first-choice stopper in Jason Dodd's young side. Chris is a strong communicator and dedicated in training. He is a keen sportsman as he also plays golf, badminton and tennis, whilst his father used to play rugby at professional level.
Name: Fraser Colmer
A Southampton lad and full back capable of playing on either side. Fraser is an intelligent and tough tackling defender who, after an unfortunate injury setback at the tail end of the 2011-12 campaign, is making up for lost time by playing regularly for the Under-18s.
Name: Jordan Turnbull
A centre-back who measures in at over six feet tall, Turnbull joined the Saints Academy in 2007 after playing at Swindon Town's Centre of Excellence.
Steadfast Jordan broke into the Under-18s in 2010-11 and his main strengths lie in one-v-one defending and heading.
He has been a regular for the Under-21s in 2012-13, making a string of impressive performances in the Barclays U21 Premier League.
Name: Sam McQueen
McQueen is a cultured left winger who has progressed through the ranks at Saints since he was eight years old.
Sam hails from Southampton and signed a longer-term youth contract in November 2011. McQueen enjoyed a goal laden pre-season for the Under-21 side at the start of the 2012-13 campaign and will be looking to maintain his rapid development.
Name: Omar Rowe
A compact and tidy winger who joined the club at Under-16 level, Omar has the pace and ability to take players on and excite fans.
Rowe previously played for West Ham and, although born in England, can also represent Jamaica through his family.
During the second half of the 2012-13 season he has become a regular for the Under-21s and has impressed on the flanks.
Name: Dominic Gape
A hard-working and tough-tackling central midfielder. The current Under-18s skipper has been with the club since he was eight years old, and has already made his first appearance in a senior squad when he was on the bench for a League Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday.
Gape previously played local football in Weymouth, and hopes to work on his pace and communication skills whilst developing as a scholar. He has already signed a professional deal with the club.
Name: Bevis Mugabi
A tall and physical competitor in the middle of the park who is comfortable both in midfield and defence, Mugabi boasts good awareness on top of his skills in the air.
Bevis broke through the ranks at Fulham before making the switch to the Saints Academy for a scholarship, going from strength to strength and progressing to the England youth set up, where he has been on standby for two England Under-17 squads.
Name: Harrison Reed
Tenacious and hard working midfielder who also boasts a great range of passing. At five-foot-six he may be small in stature, but his ability on the ball makes him a valuable addition to any side.
Those attributes combined with his ginger hair draws obvious comparisons to former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes.
Reed has stepped into the Under-21s squad during the latter half of the 2012-13 season, scoring a superb goal on his first Barclays U21 Premier League appearance.
Name: Gregory Ariyibi
An American national who has previously spent time with Chelsea's Academy, 'Gboly' has flair and an ability to take players on from a variety of positions as he's comfortable on either wing or playing in a role just behind the strikers.
Name: Jamal Branker
Branker is a clever winger who joined the club at Under-10 level helped by once scoring nine goals in a game against his hometown Reading.
The popular and effervescent frontman is a good passer of the ball with an eye for finding space in wide positions.
He recovered from a long-term knee injury to return to the Under-18s side in the last few weeks of the 2012-13 season.
Name: Jake Sinclair
A quick and prolific forward who was scouted by the Saints Academy at the age of eight. Sinclair's diminutive stature has not held him back as he has progressed quickly at the club, making inroads to the senior squad already.
He has a sporting background with brother Scott now playing for Manchester City in the Premier League, whilst his other brother Martin has represented Team GB in the Paralympics.
He was a regular for the Under-21s during the 2012-13 campaign, scoring a number of goals having been a virtual ever-present.
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Name: Matt Targett
Position: Left Back
A Saints fan who joined the Academy aged eight after being scouted from his local team. Matt is a full back who likes to play in a relaxed approach, but can also get forward to deliver crosses.
Despite his tender years, he was drafted into the Under-21 squad a few weeks into the Barclays U21 Premier League campaign and has held onto his spot ever since.
He won his first cap for Scotland's Under-19 side in April 2013.
Name: Sam Gallagher
At six-foot-four, Sam is a handful for opponents which he showed by scoring a hat-trick on his debut for the Under-16s following his arrival from Plymouth Argyle.
The Scottish Under-19-capped forward has pace to go alongside his physical presence, and has come back strongly after suffering a nasty injury at the start of the 2012-13 season.
Name: Tom Leggett
Position: Right Back
Another full back who likes to get forward and has a range of passing in his locker. Leggett had previously represented Fulham until Under-15 level and has stepped up well to play for Saints' Under-18s. Tom's awareness makes him a reliable as a last man of defence, too.
Name: Ryan Seager
A striker who scores goals for fun. 'Rafa' has a useful habit of poaching efforts inside the box, something he showed as a schoolboy at Saints with a goal for the Under-18s against Arsenal.
He's started his first full season at Under-18 level in fine form too, notching 20 goals for Jason Dodd's side and making a number of substitute appearances for the Under-21s.
Seager agreed a long-term professional deal with the club in April 2013 along with skipper Dominic Gape.
Name: Jake Hesketh
Position: Centre Midfield
A stylish midfielder who likes to control the play, Hesketh models his game on Spanish midfielder Iniesta. Jake joined Saints aged eight after being spotted at a local tournament and a subsequent summer coaching course.
Name: Jake Flannigan
Position: Centre Midfield
A midfielder who likes to roam but doesn't shy away from a challenge, Jake was scouted aged 12 when playing for Tyro Reps on the Isle of Wight, which led to a seven-week trial at Saints.
Name: Jason McCarthy
Position: Centre Back
'Macca' is a passionate player whose desire makes him a natural leader on the pitch, and has worn the captain's armband on occasion. The towering centre back can also play in midfield and has also previously represented Saints at Under-18s level whilst on schoolboy terms. He agreed a professional contract midway through the 2012-13 season.
Name: Charlie Higgins
Position: Centre Midfield
Charlie is a recent recruit who had previously played in Watford's Academy. A hard worker with an eagerness to learn, he has already become a popular figure here after captaining and scoring for a Saints side in a 4-2 win over Portsmouth.
Name: James White
A reliable shot stopper with a strong presence in and around the area, 'Whitey' is a fully-committed goalkeeper who models his playing style of England number one Joe Hart.
He joined the Academy's Under-15s after being scouted at a local level. The six-foot-two 'keeper is looking to improve his distribution as he pushes on to the next stage of his career with Saints.
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Name: Isaac Nehemie
Full-back who arrived at the club during the 2012-13 campaign after being recruited from nearby Sparsholt College.
The energetic left-sider has good pace to use as a covering defender whilst he is also capable of taking on opponents further down the field.