THREE spectacular long range goals, in a big win by the Under-15s against Prestatyn Town, saw centre back Josh Davies included in this week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week nominations.

Another stand-out display for the Under-19s by Macsen Llyr Rhys-Williams has seen him invited to train with the first team this week – showing the pathway we now have at the club.
The full list of nominations this week is:

Cai had a fantastic game at the weekend against Prestatyn Town. He gave a really solid defensive performance against a very strong Prestatyn attack and was in the right place at the right time on numerous occasions to break up their play.
He was very disciplined in his positional awareness which is fantastic from such a young player.
I was really pleased to see that once Cai won the ball back that he looked to play intelligent passes to his teammates which is a huge improvement by him. Also he looked to carry the ball forward when not under pressure, to allow us to get further up the pitch and look to create our own attacks.
A very impressive display Cai. Keep up the hard work.
Lee Bubb
Head of Foundation.

Jake showed great strength and determination in Sunday’s game against a very physical opposition. His high press was amazing and helped him score a couple of fantastic goals and his positional awareness meant he crossed in some lovely balls assisting his teammates.
It was a hard choice this week as every player played so well, but Jake’s ability to read Sunday’s game and his desire to win helped determine this weeks player of the week.
Well Done Jake!
Gaz Owen
U9’S Coach

Wills has had a brilliant week. In both training and the weekend fixture he demonstrated a real quality and composure on the football and has shown a real eye for a pass, consistently breaking lines and playing forward into great areas and finding his team mates feet.
Wills has a superb attitude towards his training and what ever information is provided within the drills and techniques we work on he is always looking to carry this out and then into the games. This was clear to see in the game Saturday, as Wills also demonstrated great versatility when asked to play a defensive role for large parts.
We had worked on positioning and creating good angles to receive. Wills ability and understanding on this was superb and just natural and needed little guidance showing how much he had learnt. Receiving in good areas with great control and then playing with his head up.
Well done Wills Keep up the hard work
Matthew Roberts
U10s Coach

After a really impressive team display against Prestatyn on the weekend, every individual performed to a very professional degree and manner.
However, the reason Jaxon stood out was his turn in our team principles of positive body language and willing to work off the ball – a part of his game he is now working and focusing on in training.
Hopefully this is a turning block for him going forwards as we continue to develop as a group and a team.
Well done Jax.
Matt Sampson
Academy Director

Reece just continues to go from strength to strength. Having been involved with the group for around two months now, his approach to his training has been superb and a testament to him. He is just continuing to grow, influence and effect games week after week and this is reflecting in his match performances.
Reece has so many attributes and strengths and this was again on show all this week in training and in Sunday’s game. His ball control, balance and footwork are just unbelievable and up there with some of the best I’ve seen and coached at the age group.
No matter the age group or opponent, Reece is able continually beat his man. He is such a complete footballer and has the ability to play as a No 9 with his clinical and lethal finishing in front of goal – but coupled with such a great football brain, he also has the versatility to link up and assist from deep.
He has such a great awareness and understanding of where his team mates are around him and is able to consistently find them with some superbly weighted through balls.
It’s fair to say Reece really has hit the ground running and I know his teammates are really enjoying playing alongside him with all the qualities he brings.
Well done Reece keep up the hard work.
Matthew Roberts
U12s Coach

Ashley gave a fantastic account of himself at the weekend against Prestatyn Town.
His work rate and commitment were fantastic. He constantly pressed the opposition out of possession to win the ball back high up the pitch, then looked to create opportunities for us in front of goal.
His creativity was fantastic, linking up play all over the pitch and was at the centre of nearly all of our attacks.
The improvement with his left foot is huge and this adds another weapon to his arsenal as he is comfortable to receive the ball anywhere on the pitch with either foot and, with his superb vision, deliver dangerous balls in and around the box.
Ashley’s aerial strength was also on show coming close on numerous occasions and was unlucky no to score with a header.
His efforts were rewarded with a superbly taken goal to round off what was a very impressive performance from him.
Well done Ashley. All your efforts in training are definitely paying off.
Keep up the hard work.
Lee Bubb
U13s Head Coach.

A strong performance from Iwan this weekend in a game where we didn’t show our really quality against a ‘difficult’ opposition.
Iwan has started the season really well and has been a consistent performer. It was good to see him in the right wing back role, showing his quality getting up and down, operating in both attack and defence.
Iwan is rapidly developing into a more important member of the team and has made some great strides this season.
Well done Iwan. Keep up the good work!
Harrison York
Head Coach

This week’s player of the week could of gone to a number of players with three of of the boys getting a hat tricks and several others also getting on the scoresheet. Josh Davies picks up the POTW for this week for his assured confidence on the ball and the three spectacular long range strikes he scored stepping in from centre back into the spaces created.
Russ & Zac

Ben has always been a consistent player, but in recent weeks his positional discipline has really improved along with a much improved level of concentration.
It’s great to see the development in this area and Ben’s adaption to a relatively new position at LCB has helped bring a fantastic turn of speed to the back line. His non negotiable behaviour is also outstanding, bringing respect to others, a positive demeanour and commitment to every match and session. Well done Ben.

Despite us losing to a Prestatyn team featuring three regular first team players, and after a disappointing performance for us as a whole in regards to us being ‘on our game’, Macsen was a shining light in the performance.
Following on from a great performance last week, Macs has really taken his performances to a new level both in training and in matches. Understanding his importance and discipline in transitional moments as well as constantly being a threat, made him stand out and has been rewarded with training with the first team this week – again, showing the pathway we now have in place within the club.
Matt Sampson
Academy Director