ELLIOTT BULLOCK scored a hat-trick in the Under-14s excellent 5-2 away win at Aberystwyth Town to secure his nomination in the Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week.
Tom Yorke’s performances for the Under-19s has earned him an invite to train with the first team this week.
The full list of Players of the week, nominated by the various age group coaches, is:
With no game at the weekend, this week;s trainer of the week goes to Jacob, whose attitude in training is fantastic.
He has improved greatly over the last few sessions – his passing and ball control in particular.
He gives a 100% in the sessions and it’s great to see him listening to instruction and then doing his best to implement it. He is also never afraid to ask questions.
His ball mastery has also come along and he uses this in the small sided games we play. His tackling and then desire to play forward is great to see.
This has also been evident in our recent games.
Keep up the hard work Jacob.
Well done mate.
Head Of Foundation
Jake has had a strong start to the season overall but this week stood out in both training and the match. Jake always gives 100% in training and is always wanting to learn in any session we do.
With no game last weekend we had a training game on the Wednesday, in which Jake scored a couple of goals – with the second being a rocket from outside the box into the top corner.
Well done Jake on the start you’ve had on the season, keep up the good work.
U9’s Head coach
It’s been a brilliant few weeks for Riley, with some superb performances in recent games and also producing some great training standards.
Riley is a player who is always capable of producing great individual moments and scoring brilliant goals with his superb footwork and clinical finishing ability. In recent weeks Riley has been asked to play various midfield positions and his link up and decision makings with team mates has been first class.
Coupled with this, Riley’s work rate out of possession to help regain the ball has been terrific, showing a real determination and desire and then looking to turn defence into attack at every opportunity.
Seeing Riley in this form is brilliant and he really has started to come into his own. His contributions, influence, and effect on matches is just growing by the game, which in turn hugely benefits the group to achieving positive results when the playing matches.
Well done Riley. Keep up the hard work.
With no game this weekend for our lads, it was important to recognise and reward the effort in training over the past few weeks. We have a set of non-negotiables within our Academy and Cian is becoming a perfect ambassador for ‘The Bay Way’, always helping WITH collecting equipment, respectful when engaging with coaches, and encouraging and instructing team mates. His game knowledge and work rate is starting to develop and improve massively, and with that is creating a brilliant foundation for Cian to keep progressing.
Cai produced another superb performance Sunday and his influence and contributions are just growing every game, providing such a threat from the right hand side for the team.
Cai is playing with such a real hunger and determination and in every game is leaving it all out on the pitch. Cai’s work rate and energy levels have been superb, continually pressing and putting the opponent under pressure, His positioning and tracking of his runner out of possession has been first class, showing a real concentration and discipline to get back in and support the defence.
In the final third Cai is showing a real understanding and intelligence with his decision making, choosing when to use his superb skill and footwork and beat his man or find the right pass to a team-mate.
The recent assists and superb goals that Cai has scored of late have been terrific and the rewards he fully deserves for all his hard work with his efforts in games and training.
Well done Cai, keep up the hard work.
Jac put in another superbly disciplined performance on Sunday in the away game to Aberystwyth.
Jacs ability to read the play and react quickly was superb and ensured that Aberystwyth were really restricted in their forward play.
His physicality and desire to win back the ball and then secure that first pass was great to see. His creativity and imagination was fantastic as he looked to link up play through midfield and get us going forward quickly.
Jac is in great form at the moment and his calmness when we are in possession spreads throughout the team and this was evident again on Sunday. He also has a superb eye for goal and scored twice again on Sunday – his first a superbly judged back post header that got us off the mark.
It is great to see all Jac’s hard work paying off and his performance on Sunday thoroughly deserved this Weeks Player Of The Week.
Well done Jac. Impressive mate.
Keep up the hard work.
U13s Head Coach
Elliott produced an excellent display in midfield away to Aberystwyth on Sunday. His intelligent runs into the box resulted in an extremely well taken hat trick, and as well as being a constant attacking threat, he also made a number of important challenges within our own area, showing a real desire and commitment to get from box to box.
Calm and composed on the ball, Elliott’s decision making was excellent, showing real game intelligence.
Well done Elliott, keep up the good work.
Head of Youth Phase
A solid performance from Oliver this week. Oliver always works tirelessly in midfield to win us the ball back. In a game where we started slow, Oliver was the catalyst in the team always looking to get us on the attack.
We’ll done Oliver
Russ and Zac
After an injury hit, depleted squad against Aberystwyth, it was hard to fault anyone’s efforts and all were worthy of recognition. However, the bit that stood out for Tom was his application throughout alternating positions in the game which demonstrated a level of maturity and, as such, has been rewarded b y being invited to train with the first team this week.
His work rate and desire is starting to become infectious towards others and he is a valued member of the leadership group we have.