Alex Kitchen

Name: Alex Kitchen
Nationality: English
Born: 10th July 1995, Newcastle
Height: 184.2cm (6ft)
Weight: 12 stone 8lbs
Under-18s debut:

Well-built defender who is in his first year as a full-time Academy player, but Kitchen has been with the club since the age of nine.

A centre-half whose idol is Manchester United and England star Rio Ferdinand, 16-year-old Kitchen is a boyhood Newcastle fan.

The proudest moment of his short career to date is playing in the Manchester United Premier Cup World finals in the summer of 2010.

As he develops over the next few months, he is sure to challenge the likes of Remie Streete, Louis Storey, Jamie Smith and Will Turton for the centre-back positions for the Magpies' under-18 team.