THIS week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the week, nominated by the various age group coaches, includes Riley Thomas who scored FIVE top class goals for the Under-9s against Connah’s Quay Nomads.

 Skipper Dafydd Jones was a key figure for Under-19’s excellent win against Nomads.

The full list of this week’s nominations is:



Another solid performance this week from Gethin who, along with a lot of the team, performed outstandingly in both training and matches.

  Training this week was looking at the midfield movement when playing out from the back, Gethin’s understanding of this was sound and he was also able to add everything else we have worked on in previous weeks and bring it all together.

  In the match Gethin played a different position to normal in defence. He took to it with ease, with four assists and some outstanding skills in the match.   Keep up the good work Gethin

Joe Fitzpatrick

U8’s Head coach



Riley, over the last few weeks, has been outstanding. His confidence just keeps growing and growing. He is a very important player for us  and the lads love him! 

 He has been working very hard in training with adapting his game by becoming more of a team player which has shown over the last few weeks by his quick passing movements and linking up well with his team mates.

  We have been working with Riley about winning the ball back once lost and you can see the determination he has in every game and how well he’s implemented it! 

 Riley scores some amazing goals and that showed on Saturday against Connahs Quay, scoring FIVE top class goals! His work rate and attitude is brilliant and we couldn’t ask for more! Keep up the great work Riley. Well done mate 

Craig Morris

U9’s Coach



Josh has been outstanding all week. He joined us in April and it took him a little while to get going, but  Becs and I both know what a good player he is, and in training this week Josh has started to play the football he is capable off – and showed that in the game against Nomads at the weekend.

 I can’t remember him missing a tackle or a header or not being In the right place at the right time, receiving the ball off the keeper and playing either down the line or inside. It was great to see.

Well done Josh 

Jarod Harris

Under 10s coach



Over this last month Max’s Performances have been nothing short of outstanding and the level of consistency he has shown since returning has been hugely impressive.

 Max is just continuing to grow and develop into a top class midfielder and this is hugely helped by his attitude and approach towards training which is always first class.

 In recent Weeks Max has really excelled and taken his game on, and he has always been a player with great composure on the ball and top draw decision making  as he rarely wastes a pass. He has great intelligence with his movement and is always an option and links play so well and couples all this with a tireless work rate.

 He is now taking his game on even further and becoming a real key figure in the group with his talking and leadership qualities. Along with this his aerial ability at both ends of the pitch has become a huge asset and threat with some fantastic clearances and outstanding goals.

Well done Max, keep us this fantastic work.

Matthew Roberts 

U11s head coach



Another outstanding defensive display from Alex against a very strong Connahs Quay front line.

Alex has the fantastic ability to be in the right place at the right time. He made countless interceptions and his reading of the game was first class, shifting from side to side to support our right and left backs where needed.

 Not only does Alex win the ball, but his calmness in possession spreads throughout the side. Always looking to get his head up, carry the ball forward and make an intelligent pass. This part of his game has improved massively this season and was on display again on Sunday.

 Alex’s leadership qualities are really beginning to shine through as he constantly looked to direct play from the back.

So another superb defensive display, Alex.

Keep up the hard work mate

Lee Bubb

U12s Head Coach.



A solid performance from Tommo this week. He delivered a strong game in centre-midfield, using his fantastic engine to get up and down and support both defence and attack. He also adapted really well in the second half when tasked to do a more disciplined, defensive role in holding mid.

Tommo consistently delivers great performances wherever called upon to play, and has especially shone in his favourite centre midfield position recently. Tommo always offers a lot to the team in every game and is developing into a very well-rounded, important player.

 Well done Tommo, keep up the great work mate!

Harrison York

Under-13s coach



This week’s Player of the Week award could have gone to any one of the lads for their attitudes and efforts in training and the weekend’s game against a very good team, but it has gone to Josh as he has been excellent since coming in to the squad. Josh’s addition has allowed our defensive line to be more settled and has been brilliant each week with his defending ability and composure to help build up play from the back. Well done Josh, keep up the good work 

Russ & Zac 

Under-14s coaches



Yet another very good performance from Hughie this week in a game where the 15s played up a year as part of the squad to face Connahs Quay U16s.

 As well as making some very good saves, which is part of the norm for Hughie in this great form, his distribution of the ball from the area is getting better all the time.

What was also great to see, and a measure of his attitude, was the way he implemented the advice given at half time about playing a higher position off the ball making it more difficult for the opposition to play in behind the defence.

Well done again Hughie

 Paul Adams

Under-15s coach



After another very professional performance from everyone as a collective, but Daff stood out with his off the ball intensity and tactical understanding.

After a hard training week, his application was second to none and contributed massively for us to get our victory on the weekend.

 His attitude has adapted throughout the season and is a great example of the new philosophy within the Academy. He takes his captaincy very seriously and has added leadership qualities within the group which has boosted us on and off the pitch.

Matt Sampson

Academy Director