THIS week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week nominations include Llywarch Roberts who played a starring role in two positive results by the Under-11s, while Efan Bowden-Williams captained the Under-13s and scored two goals in his new role as striker.
The full list of nominations, made by the different age group coaches, is:
Dan has been excellent this week in both training and in the match. Looking at pressing in the session Dan demonstrated how effective he can be pressing the ball high up and scoring goals. His attitude has been terrific over the last few weeks, showing his ‘never quit’ mindset.
In the match Dan continued where he left off in training, scoring two well taken goals, one being a lob over the goalkeeper which was great to see. Keep up the good work Dan.
U8’s Head coach
Since joining us, Olly has been outstanding! His attitude and commitment is first class.
Having a good goalkeeper like Olly has definitely improved us as a team and the boys really do appreciate him. His shot stopping is something else and it showed against Llandudno this weekend with the away team manager giving Olly man of the match. Olly has a very bright future ahead of him. Keep working hard Olly and keep up the great work mate. Well done
Cian gave a superb performance in what was a very tough game against Llandudno on Saturday.
His strength in the tackle and his determination to win the ball was superb.
When asked to push more forward, he constantly looked to play intelligent passes into good areas and was key in almost all of our creative play.
His support of the defensive unit was a huge asset to the team as he constantly battled a very physical side.
So a fantastic performance on Saturday Cian keep up the hard work mate.
Head Of Foundation
Another fantastic performance from Llywarch over the weekend and this just topped off an outstanding week for him. The group have had two really good competitive fixtures in the last week against top opposition, along with a testing training session, and there is no doubt Llywarch has been one of the real catalysts in helping the team to get such positive results in both fixtures.
Asked to play centrally in defence in recent games, he has really stepped up to the challenge and lead by example. Facing some contrasting styles and different types of approach from the opposition, his anticipation, reading and positioning in these situations have been first class.
At times he really has set the tone and tempo with his determination and aggression to win possession back, and this then has filtered through the team with other players then following suit.
Llywarch really has excelled at times in his defensive role this year and he just continues to grow and develop each week. He really is a forwards nightmare. He is so comfortable in 1v1s and with the pace, there is not many quicker, it’s so impressive at times when he wins these duels and then is able to turn defence into attack with his dribbling ability and carrying the team up the pitch.
Well done Llywarch; an outstanding week.
U11s Head Coach
Jac has been fantastic this week.
His performance against Llandudno was first class.
We knew that the game would be won or lost in midfield and asked Jac to sit in the centre and dictate the game.
He did a fantastic job, battled from the first minute. His calmness and reading of the game was the difference between the two sides. He didn’t make a single mis-placed pass. His vision and anticipation of danger was outstanding, dropping in to cover the defence and driving forward to support our attacks.
A fantastic midfield display.
Well done Jac, keep up the good work mate.
U12s Head Coach
AN excellent performance for Efan over the weekend. In a game in which he captained the team, Efan led by example and got his rewards with two well taken goals.
Since coming into his new striker position at the start of the season, Efan has worked tirelessly to hone his attacking skills and this was displayed perfectly in his second goal, showing great striker instincts to follow in on a shot and get a real poachers goal.
Efan is an honest, well mannered, hard working player who is continuing to develop himself as an important member of the team. He has made great progress in the understanding of his new role, his runs and movement are fantastic – the challenge for him is to keep up this goal scoring form. Well done Efan!
U15 Head Coach
Ben has been in a rich vein of form for the last month, coming close every week to getting Player of the week. Solid in midfield, Ben works hard to win back the ball and looks to get us attacking quickly.
Keep up the hard work Ben .Well Done.
Tyler has been getting stronger and more confident as the season has progressed. He has always been fully commitTed and gives 100% in training and games. He always defends on the front foot, but lately we have asked him to show more composure on playing the ball out of defence and securing the first pass when he gains possession.
Tyler took this on board and his playing out from the back has dramatically improved, which has helped the team hold on to possession as we build to attack.
Good work Ty, Keep it up mate.
Although the game against our near neighbours was a high scoring one and we were on the wrong end of a 6-3 result, I was really pleased with much of what I watched from our U19’s, against a good Llandudno side.
The game was end to end for much of it and the quality of the goals our lads scored was really good.
Having been involved with the two recent games our U19’s and, after observing some of their training sessions in the weeks gone by, I feel there is a lot of progress being made from the group.
The stand out performer for the Bay in the match was young Noah Williams.
The central midfielder scored an excellent goal to put us one-nil up, but his performance over 90 minutes typified what we are trying to create throughout the club.
His work rate, tenacity, desire and application of attitude was excellent.
The quality he showed when on the ball was also really good too, and I’m pleased with the progress he and the rest of our young players appear to be making.
First team manager