Born: 19 September 2001 (Maidstone, England)
Central midfielder Harvey White was born in Maidstone and attended The Holmesdale School.
A keen cricketer in school, he was a regular for our Under-16s in 2017/18, scoring eight goals, while stepping up to feature once for the Under-18s.
During 2018/19, he scored six goals in 15 Under-18 Premier League appearances to help us finish second in that division - his tally included the first ever penalty to be scored at the new stadium as our youngsters beat Southampton 3-1 in a Test Event match there in March, 2019. A dead ball specialist who also filled in at left-back and centre-half during that eventful campaign, he scored once in three Under-18 Premier League Cup games and played twice in the FA Youth Cup at Millwall and Arsenal.
Towards the end of the extended 2019/20 season, Harvey appeared in a first team Premier League matchday squad for the first time as an unused substitute against Manchester United in June, 2020.
In November, 2020, he made his senior competitive debut off the bench in our 4-0 home win over Ludogorets in the UEFA Europa League and, after signing a new contract with the Club in December, 2020, made his full debut in our 5-0 FA Cup win at non-league Marine in January, 2021. Later that month, he joined League One side Portsmouth on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
In September, 2018, he scored from the spot as our Under-17s beat Galatasaray in the final of the Euro Youth Cup in St Wendel, Germany.
Harvey featured in all but one of our eight UEFA Youth League matches in 2018/19 and played seven times in all competitions for our Development Squad. That included five showings in the Premier League 2, where he played at left-back in the last two games of the season, helping us secure back-to-back wins against Swansea and Derby to avoid relegation. He also scored a late free-kick at Portsmouth on his EFL Trophy debut in November, 2018.
In July, 2019, he made his senior debut at left-back during our pre-season tour of Asia.