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Constructing A New Career – Adam Farley Interview

Adam Farley seemingly had the world at his feet as a youngster at Everton. He came through in the same youth-team that sprouted Michael Ball, Danny Cadamarteri, Francis Jeffers and current Blues star Leon Osman and was a member of the club’s FA Youth Cup winning team in 1997-98.

Nick Barmby had even compared him to Alan Hansen and a first-team debut came against Derby County the following season, as did a place on Walter Smith’s substitute’s bench for Premier League clashes with West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur.

But injury struck and in the form of broken cheekbone & jaw and despite recovering he struggled to regain a place in the club’s first-team squad and was released one year later.

Drifting into non-league, Farley now works in maintenance for the Salvation Army and recently completed a OLCI course in plumbing that was organised by The Professional Footballers’ Association.

Here he tells LFETV how he’s constructed a new career for himself since leaving Goodison Park,

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