THIS week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week nominations include Under-9s Ethan Roberts, who has made an impressive comeback after breaking his leg before Christmas, and has been Man of the Match in the last two games.
The full list of nominations this week, made by the respective age group coaches, is:
Macsen always comes to training and matches giving 100%, but this week he looked to find another gear to his game and impressed both me and Gaz.
In training we looked at playing out from the back, in which Macsen took in the key points I spoke about in each position. We also spoke to Macsen about body position when receiving the ball from the goalkeeper in which Macsen took into the game on Saturday and and had no problems adapting to it. Macsen was most impressive 1 v 1 and constantly looked to make the right decision whether that was pass or shoot after beating his man on the ball.
Well done Macsen, a well deserved player of the week.
U8’s Head coach
For the last few weeks, since we returned from lockdown, Ethan has had a new lease of life. After breaking his leg before Christmas and not playing, he seemed to have a point to prove.
He is 100% proving his value to this group, and his ability is showing through, man of the match for the last two weeks he is in great form, the most pleasing for us to see is his attitude during training, he is a very intelligent player who is always looking for the right pass and talking to his team-mates.
Ethan always getS involved in our debrief after matches and training with great input and knowledge of what we need to do. He has been solid at the back for us and a huge factor in our recent run of good form, he plays out from the back with confidence and power to keep the ball and move it onto midfield.
Very impressed with his hunger to improve each week and I think everyone will agree he is definitely growing week after week. Outstanding from Ethan again this week, so he is a very worthy recipient of Player of the Week,
Keep up the great work Ethan, well done!
Under 9’s Head Coach
Sam has shown a great determination and effort this week. His attitude towards training is always second to none and he works tirelessly both at training and on a match day.
Sam is asked to play in a number of different positions and always takes it in his stride and adapts very quickly. His performance this weekend showed his capabilities of playing a number of different positions and he looked a constant threat for us when attacking.
Sam is a pleasure to coach and is always trying to improve himself. Keep up the good work Sam
ZAC KERRIGAN (U10)
With not playing this weekend it was a tough decision to select our Player of the Week, but on reflection there was a player I just had to give some praise and recognition to for what has been a brilliant couple of weeks with the group.
Zac was first asked to help out and play up against Bala and Prestatyn last week as the squad was thin due to injury and illness. In both games Zacs performances were hugely impressive. He demonstrated a real maturity to his approach and played with a real calmness and composure in possession.
In both games he was challenged with playing a couple of different roles and again was not fazed and showed huge quality in everything he did.
Zac is a real talent and his approach to everything is first class, and this has been more evident when he has trained with the group as well and again showed real quality throughout . He’s a superb passer of the ball, reads the game so well, so strong in 1v1 situations, and then plays with a real energy and hunger.
Well done Zac, absolutely fantastic effort in the last couple of weeks.
Sammy once again gave a fantastic account of himself this week.
His attitude to football is infectious and his performance in our game against Prestatyn was top draw.
Sammy constantly frustrated the opposition with his pace and trickery.
His quick one and two touch football opened up their defence countless times which is exactly how we want to play.
The timing of his runs off the ball to keep himself onside not only showed great awareness, but was a constant problem for Prestatyn’s defence.
Also his determination to win the ball back for us and his never give up attitude are just great to see.
So well done Sammy, keep up the great work mate.
U12s Head Coach
A very solid performance from Caron this week. Stepping up to play the middle centre back role, captaining the team and leading by example.
Over the last 12 months Caron has really taken to his new defensive role and shone with consistent performances. He always displays great ability on the ball and his defensive attributes are developing positively.
A pleasure to coach and a lot more to come from this young man. Well done Caron!
A quiet player who is really starting to gel with the squad, Louis’ work rate and attitude in training has always been second to none and he’s shown great maturity in recent weeks when played out of position while we look to transition into a new system.
Keep up the hard work Louis
u14 Head Coach
James has been one of our most consistent players over the last few weeks and his determination and tireless efforts in the weekend’s game was a perfect example of the hard work expected in our academy squads.
Just pipping a solid performance from Tyler Evans, James was quick in the transition from attack to defence, had very good positional awareness and is starting to play quicker in midfield areas by not taking extra touches when not needed. James puts this work ethic and intensity of play into his training too, so deserves to be our player of the week.
Well done James