Shae Cahill, son of Everton icon Tim Cahill, part of fresh intake of academy scholars
Cahill family name continues at Everton
Everton are set to welcome a fresh new batch of promoted youngsters up the development chain after thirteen academy scholars penned terms with the Goodison Park outfit, including Shae Cahill; son of cult hero and former Australian international Tim Cahill.
#EFC’s latest batch of academy scholars features Tim Cahill’s son Shae https://t.co/5nQVkLcTRT
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Shae – who has already surpassed his sixteenth birthday – will now join the club and go straight into the U18 set up Paul Tait after full terms have given all 13-players promotions up the internal Everton pyramid.
Cahill – a midfielder just as his father before him – is joined by the following other twelve players who are set to continue their development at the clubs Finch Farm academy;
Ed Jones (Defender), Harry Wright (Defender), Charlie Wilson (Defender), Jenson Metcalfe (Midfielder), Jack Tierney (Defender), Saja Manafa (Midfielder), Troy Smikle-James (Forward), Owen Barker (Forward), Dylan Graham (Goalkeeper), Halid Djankpata (Midfielder), Sam Coughlan (Midfielder), Isaac Heath (Midfielder)
Cult-hero status and fatherly footsteps to follow
Few players have helped define a club in the Premier League era more than Australian icon Tim Cahill during his time at Everton.
The Sydney-native was a mainstay at Goodison Park (2004-12) during the bulk of the David Moyes era (2002-13), making 226-appearances in the Premier League while hitting 56-goals and 23-assists during a highly successful spell on Merseyside that saw Everton finish in the European places on multiple occasions.
As a father, Cahill can now boast that both of his sons are on track to build professional careers of their own. Apart from Shae progressing through the Everton set-up, his other son Kyah – 18 – recently joined the academy set-up at CD Leganes after his stint with Macclesfield Town.