Bury FC Youth Team Profiles

Liam Bickett

Name:  Liam Bickett
DOB:  13 Feb 1996
POB:  Manchester
Nationality:  English
Height: 
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Position:  Midfield


Previous Clubs:  Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers

Stage of training:  First year Scholar


Central midfielder Liam describes himself as a quiet, polite and hardworking player.  Confident on the ball and with a pair of good feet to his name.  A product of academies at Blackburn and Bolton at junior level, Liam’s ambition is to claim a pro contract whilst with the Shakers

Jake Cliffe

Name: Jake Cliffe
DOB: 14/09/95
POB: Bury
Nationality: English
Height: 183 cm/6 ft 
Weight: n/a 
Position: Center midfield 

Previous Clubs: Preston, Bury FC Centre of Excellence


Favourite foot: Both


Career ambitions: My aim is to play at the highest possible level. Ideally it would be for Liverpool, as they're the team which I support.


Which player inspires you the most past or present: Zidane; he's was in a different league to everyone else. And also Steven Gerrard because he's inspirational and a really good role model. 


Which club do you support: Liverpool   


The best game you've played in: When we played Preston, we came back from 2-0 down to win game 3-2, and I scored. 


The best game you ever watched: A.C Milan vs Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final - obviously because we won it.


Describe yourself as a player: A confident and hardworking player and I'm determined when playing.


Matthew Cook

Name:  Matt Cook
DOB:  21 Sep 1995
POB:  Manchester
Nationality:  English
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Position:  Defender


Previous Clubs:  Burnley (U14, U15 & U16)

Stage of training:  First year Scholar


A hard working, polite and confident defender that can play at right back or at centre half.  Determined and composed on the ball, Matt states his ambition to play at the highest possible standard.

Sam Dickinson

Name: Sam Dickinson

DOB: 26/11/95

POB: Blackburn

Nationality: English

Height: 6”1

Weight: n/a


Previous Clubs (if any): n/a


Position: Center midfield


Favourite foot: Right


Career ambitions: To become professional footballer playing in the Barclay's Premier League for one of the top teams.


Which player inspires you the most past or present: Zidane; he was a great player, he had a great style of play and he was just an inspiration.


Which club do you support: Blackburn


The best game you've played in: It was away to Tranmere in FA Youth Cup. We won the game 2-0, it was a really good occasion on a great pitch. I enjoyed the pressure and the challenge.


Best game ever watched: Liverpool in the UEFA Championships League final in 2005. It was a thrilling game, Liverpool played really well. It was great to watch a team come back from 3-0 to win the competition.


Describe yourself as a player: I'm a hard working central midfielder that likes to get on with the job in hand once on the pitch. I'm determined, confident and ambitious.

Connor Keane

Name:  Connor Keane
DOB:  08 Mar 1996
POB:  Manchester
Nationality:  English
Height:  6 Ft 1 In
Weight:  80 Kg
Position:  Goalkeeper


Previous Clubs:  Bury FC Centre of Excellence

Stage of training:  First year Scholar


Quiet and polite whilst confident and hardworking goal keeper that has progressed through the clubs centre of excellence.  Tall, strong and determined, Connor wants to progress through the system to play at the highest level possible

Luis Kennedy

Name:  Luis Kennedy
DOB:  02 Jan 1996
POB:  Liverpool
Nationality:  English
Height: 
Weight:  68 Kg
Position:  Defender


Previous Clubs:  Everton academy, Blackburn Rovers academy and Tranmere Rovers Centre of Excellence

Stage of training:  First year Scholar


A confident, hardworking and polite central defender that can also play in midfield.  Hardworking, aggressive and determined, Luis simply wants a pro contract at the end of his scholarship with the Shakers.

Navid Nasseri

Name: Navid Nasseri

DOB: 26/07/96

Home Town: Manchester

Nationality: English

Height: 174cm

Weight: 64kg


Previous Clubs (if any): Manchester United, Crewe Alexander, Blackburn Rovers. 


Position: Attacking Midfielder. 


Favourite foot: Right. 


Career ambitions: Play at the highest possible level.


Which player inspires you the most (past or present): Lionel Messi; he's modest, a genuine guy and the most talented player around. 


Which club do you support: Manchester United


The best game you've played in: The FA Youth Cup game against Rotherham. I scored twice, but we did get knocked out but it was a hard fought game were we unlucky not to win.


Best game ever watched: The World Cup final in 2006 between France vs Italy. I say this game because of all the action that was in the game and with Zinedine Zidane going out with a bang.


Describe yourself as a player: Creative, hardworking, pacey and I like to create opportunities for myself and the team.

Connor Willis

Name:  Connor Willis
DOB:  18/10/95
POB:  Liverpool
Nationality:  English
Height:  6 Ft
Weight:  84 Kg
Position:  Striker


Previous Clubs:  Blackburn Rovers Academy, Wigan Athletic Centre of Excellence


Favourite Foot: Right


Career ambitions: To get to the highest level possible, preferably playing for Everton.


Which player inspires you the most past or present: Ronaldo Luis Nazario Lima (Ronaldo); he was a truly amazing player whos skill was unmatched when he was at the top of his game.


Which club do you support: Everton


The best game you've played in: The semi-final of National Cup for Liverpool school boys, it was a really big game. I managed to score in what was a 2-1 win.


Best game ever watched: Liverpool vs AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League final 2005, it was just an incredible game of football.


Describe yourself as a player: I'm a hard working, confident and honest player. I am a strong center forward that likes to hold up the ball and link up play in the final third. 

Regan Walker

Name:  Regan Walker
DOB:  04 Jun 1996
POB:  Manchester
Nationality:  English
Height: 
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Position:  Striker


Previous Clubs:  Manchester City

Stage of training:  First year Scholar


Polite and friendly, Regan is a confident striker with good feet, a good touch and perhaps his biggest trait – a good finisher.  Wants to complete his two year scholarship and to become a professional football player.