THIS week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week include Hughie Foulkes, who was outstanding in goal to keep a clean sheet in the Under-15s victory over Llandudno, while Tom Yorke from the Under-19s was invited to train with Craig Hogg and the first team.
The full list of Players of the Week, nominated by the various aged group coaches, is:
Over the last few months Jack has made excellent progress in goal and the confidence he is now displaying is great to see.
Jack had been trying to improve his passing and kicking in recent weeks and showed how far he has come, finding success with both his short and long range passing throughout the match. Jack also made a string of important saves to keep the team in the game. Some of the saves any keeper would be proud of. Great work Jack.
U8’s Head coach
Cohen has been struggling for a bit of confidence lately, and a week off because he was ill has definitely done him the world of good. He was fantastic on Saturday in defence, being brave, taking his time and bringing the ball out with some great runs!
It was a much more assured performance that deserved recognition after a few weeks where he seemed a bit down and lacking confidence. No doubt when Cohen plays with confidence in his own ability it shines through and he was brilliant at receiving the ball from the keeper and getting us on the front foot with positive runs and passes.
Great performance Cohen, keep working and believe in yourself!
U9’s Head Coach
If there is a better finisher at this club I would like to see him. Left foot, right foot, it didn’t matter to him on Saturday. Brilliant. Well done Zac.
Under 10s coach
The last few weeks have been a little unfortunate and stop start for Ollie, He has been training well then wasn’t available for a game, then again training well but his game time was cut short through a niggling heel injury away at airbus. But this week has been an all round solid week for Ollie where he looked really sharp and focused in training.
Ollie is a player who has always been very technically assured and again this was seen with him showing some great footwork and his passing really on point. He was always making himself available showing great movement and awareness and was really vocal, always asking and showing for the ball, being brave in possession and making great decisions.
Ollie then carried this into Saturday’s game and gave another solid performance. Again always looking to be an option and receiving it in tight areas and again making some great passes into midfield and clipping channels with well timed and weighted passes.
In his defending Ollie was up against a tough physical striker and managed him really well, limited him to very little. Again He showed great intelligence in decision making of when to go tight and intercept and then also when it was best to drop off slightly and not be drawn In and turned and was able to see the danger out.
Well done Ollie. Keep up this hard work.
Another fantastic performance from Archie this weekend against Llandudno.
He has really settled within the squad now and is having a huge impact. His determination, strength and power when running with the ball was evident again on Sunday when he out muscled the defence to brilliantly convert the first of his two goals.
Archie’s off the ball movement is a huge strength of his game and it allows us to create space which he can then exploit with his pace.
His vision for a pass is also superb and he linked brilliantly with our forward players to cause all sorts of issues for Llandudno to deal with.
So another great performance Archie. Keep up the hard work mate.
U12s Head Coach
Outstanding performance by this young man at the weekend. In the game against Llandundo, Mason was tasked with a very difficult, specific defensive role which he performed to a tee. This allowed Mason to stand out as a key performer and contribute significantly to the teams solid overall defensive performance.
Mason has added playing centre-back in a back three as a key part of his game which has allowed his defensive attributes to shine. Mason continues to work hard every week in training and games, alongside consistent performances and always wanting to learn and improve himself. Well done Mase, keep up the great work!
U13 Head Coach
Ben has struggled the last couple of weeks through injury, but at the weekend he showed the player he can be when fully fit with a dominant performance in midfield, closing down with speed and aggression and winning the ball centrally. He was always looking to get onto the ball, showing great passing range and accuracy driving us forward.
Well done Ben.
U14 Head Coach
In a week where anyone in the squad could have won POTW it shows how well Hughie has played and trained.
It’s easy to take for granted what a good keeper he is as he’s been so consistent this season. During the game against Llandudno, Hughie made some fantastic saves keeping a clean sheet and ensuring the win, including a couple of 1 on 1’s which needed bravery and composure of which Hughie has in spades.
His vocal commands are something that he’s been working hard on and it’s starting to pay off with much better communication with the back line.
Well done Hughie. Great work.
U15 Head Coach
After a great previous week with his application of effort and understanding of the game, Yorkie was rewarded with a chance to train with the first team in which, according to Craig Hogg, he did well.
He bought this attitude and application into the 19s match on Sunday. His non-negotiable behaviours ever increased and seemingly became infectious towards other team mates around him.