THIS week’s Colwyn Bay Academy Players of the Week nominations include Osian Williams, whose performances with the Under-19s has earned him a chance to train with the first team.
The versatile Michael Watson played in three different positions during the Under-9s fixture (goalkeeper, up front and at the back), and he was outstanding in all three.
The Players of the Week, nominated by the respective age group coaches, were:
Harri demonstrated how good he is this week both in training and at the match. The focus in training was attacking in 1 v 1 situations, Harri took to this well, showing a range of skills and techniques to beat the defender.
Harri then took this into the match, using his quick feet to beat players and listening to information the coaches told him.
Well done Harri, keep up the work rate from this week.
U8’s Head Coach
As always Michael’s attitude to training and matches has been top notch. He is also happy to help out in goal when needed.
This weekend he played half the game in goal, a quarter upfront and a quarter in defence… and his goalkeeping was outstanding, keeping a clean sheet in both quarters and using quick passes out to the defenders to set us off.
He also scored a goal and put in a solid performance at the back. His work rate was a major reason he did so well and against a strong Airbus side he looked comfortable in either of the positions he played.
Well done Michael, keep it up!
U9’s Head Coach
Cian played at the back the whole game against Aiburs and never put a foot wrong. Up against Airbus’s best player, Cian never gave him a second – in tight when needed and stood off when he had too. A great performance especially just coming back after a long lay off with a broken arm, Cian in possession looked to play into feet and have it back throughout the game, which Becs and I were very pleased about. All in all a great performance by a great kid. Keep up the good work Cian.
Coach Under 10s.
Over the last month It has been a really positive period for the group and Harvey has played his part in that with his contributions in goal.
Harvey has continually demonstrated great distribution whether it be with his feet, or hands in throwing or rolling the ball out. He has been really quick and accurate with his decision making and this really helps the team play out from the back and into midfield quickly.
He always looks in control of the situation and is very composed. His weight of pass is superb and his roll or throw again is ideal for players to run straight on to and take the ball away quickly setting the team away on the counter attack.
Alongside this the games we have been involved in have been really tight affairs and the keepers have really had to be on their toes with their concentration levels really being tested, and Harvey has produced some great saves at difficult times and periods within these games to keep the scores level. That has given confidence to the outfield players to go on get a positive result.
Well done Harvey. Keep up the good work.
Another very strong performance this week from ashley. His attitude, energy and commitment to the team has been fantastic.
His off the ball movement against Caernarfon was superb at times. not only to allow himself to break their defensive line, but to create space for his team-mates to do the same.
He was a constant threat to the Caernarfon back line and found himself under constant pressure from their defenders, but his ability and determination won through on countless occasions. His bravery in the challenge that saw us awarded the penalty that earned us a well deserved draw typified his never give up attitude.
Ashley’s link up play and vision for a pass was outstanding again and was a great example of how we want to play.
Well done Ashley. Keep up the good work mate.
U12s head coach.
A great performance from Max this week. Rapidly developing into Mr cConsistent, Max continues to perform to his best every single week.
He is a strongly influential player on the rest of the group and continues to lead by example with his performances and his communication. His set-piece delivery is a crucial asset to the team, alongside his vital work in and out of possession, breaking up play and starting attacks.
Max continues to apply himself week in week out and the returns in his development have been really positive. Keep up the great work Max!
Due to injuries and some key players missing, Cam was asked to play in an unfamiliar role in defence on Sunday. He made some strong tackles and was still able to get forward and assist in attack.
Keep up the good work Cam.
Matty showed this week how good he is with the ball at his feet. In training he played with intensity and strength and this was carried over into the weekend’s game.
He used his body well to protect the ball in possession and rode some tasty challenges again showing his balance and strength. What was pleasing to see was his desire to regain midfield shape in transition from attack to defence, tracking back fast and working hard to press the ball.
Well done, a very solid debut.
After a few weeks of returning, Osh has been performing well with his intensity and our non negotiables within the Academy.
His attitude has improved along with his performances and as a result he got rewarded with a spot training with the first team.