How good to see some of the Colwyn Bay Academy teams out of lockdown and back in match action again over the Easter weekend. Here the Players of the Week awards, nominated by the various age group coaches.
UNDER-12s – JACOB DUFFY
Jacob has looked really sharp at training and looks to have come back after the break determined not to have let it affect his game. He looked very good against Prestatyn, always looking to thread the ball through, around or over to break lines, which is part of our game model, and was extremely effective with it, putting us through on goal on numerous occasions. His link up play with our forward players was first class and he scored two fantastic goals from distance as well. One in particular from a corner was superb – made even better as it was from a plan discussed before the game. Jacob was given a specific role on Sunday against Prestatyn Town and he executed to the letter which made for a fantastic and really disciplined individual performance from him.Well done Jacob, keep up the hard work.
Lee Bubb – U12s Head Coach.
UNDER-8s – KIAN MILLS
Kian hit the ground running this week in training and match action, and impressed the coaches with how sharp he looked following the break from football. Kian came into his own during the match especially, trying to stick to the key principles we follow on and off the ball. We look especially at 1 v 1 battles which Kian excelled in, winning the ball a lot and looking to beat his man when on the ball. He topped his performance off by being one of the first players to volunteer to step up and play part of the game in goal, which shows great character. Well done Kian, keep up the same performance levels in the coming weeks.
Joe Fitzpatrick – U8’s Head Coach
UNDER – 15s SAM JONES
We worked hard during the week on our defensive shape and Sam’s work in training really paid off for us in our game with Prestatyn at the weekend. He kept a good line, attacked the ball on the front foot, was quick and aggressive in the press and made some outstanding recovery runs and challenges. On winning the ball, Sam followed our academy ethos and tried to play the ball into midfield rather than taking the option of rushed aimless clearances which showed great composure and at times, under pressure . It was pleasing to hear his voice throughout the game and that’s something we hope is taken up by the whole team.Well done Sam. Thoroughly deserved
Paul Adams – U15’s lead coach
UNDER-9s – RORY GEORGE
Rory has been fantastic this week, working really hard in training and generally being upbeat and playing with high intensity. He carried this over into the games against Caernarfon, his work rate was brilliant and got himself on the scoresheet. It was fantastic to see all the lads back on the pitch this week smiling and enjoying themselves, and Rory has certainly enjoyed himself and been both encouraging and supportive of his team mates. He is a pleasure to have in the group and fully deserved recognition this week.Well done Rory, fantastic attitude, keep it up.
Ste Nolan – U9’s Head Coach
UNDER-10s – CHARLIE TONGE
Player of the week is Charlie Tonge for the simple fact that through lockdown he’s worked tremendously hard on is goalkeeping and fitness, it just goes to show hard work gets results with a fantastic performance against Caernarfon..well done Charles brilliant ️️
️Jarod Harris – U10’s coach
UNDER-13s – CARON WILLIAMS
Outstanding performance from Caron this weekend. Caron has come back from the break in fine form, with his hard work during the lockdown programme evidently paying off. Caron showed his great versatility playing in both defence and midfield, something which we have been testing him to do and is something he proved he was more than capable of doing. A great performance topped off with a fantastic goal. Keep up the great work Cazza!
Harrison York – Under-13s coach
UNDER-14s – MICHAEL SHORTHOUSE
As always Michael has worked hard In training this last week and stepped in to help the u13s, producing some great saves and keeping a clean sheet.Well done Michael .
Russ (Under-14s coach)
UNDER-11s – CHARLIE BUBB
Since returning to training last week Charlie has looked really sharp and has come back in fantastic condition. He is a player that has been working tirelessly at home so he can be ready to go and has hit the ground running. In what was a well below par performance Saturday by the team, Charlie’s personal performance and contributions were outstanding. It was a really dominant and one sided contest which kept Charlie hugely busy and the scoreline could have been so much worse if it weren’t for His heroics. His shot stopping and handling was superb and he did everything he could to keep the team in the game for as long as possible and it took some great strikes to eventually beat him. It probably never feels as rewarding to receive this recognition, especially as the goalkeeper, in a heavy defeat, but Charlie really should be hugely proud of his performance and I know his teammates did appreciate and acknowledge his efforts in the game. As a coach I couldn’t have asked for any more.Well done Charlie; keep up the good work.
Matthew Roberts – U11s Coach