A TERRIFIC penalty save capped a fantastic debut by Olly Owen who has just joined the Under-9s, and he is among this week’s Colwyn Bay Academy Players of the Week, nominated by the respective age group coaches.
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Mason has really impressed this week in training and took that into the match on Saturday. This week we looked at going to press the ball high which Mason had a great understanding of and constantly encouraged his team to follow suit. We also spoke about trying to beat the man in 1 v 1 situations, which mason attempted to do when on the ball. Over the last few weeks Mason has shown both myself and Gaz great ability, keep up the good work Mason.
U8’s head coach
Olly has only joined the team this week, and he has slotted in as though he has been with us all along, he has a fantastic attitude and gets on with all the lads brilliantly.
He is already a well liked and valuable member of our team after his first week, after just one session with us it was clear to ourselves and all the team how good he was at shot stopping! And he demonstrated that in his first ever game, against Prestatyn, where he was fantastic, the highlight being a terrific penalty save.
He carried on this attitude and had a great game against Caernarfon again making plenty of important saves.
He has been a pleasure to have in the team this week and always has a smile on his face. Keep up the great work Olly well done!
U9’s Head Coach
Alfie has been in impressive form this week. He is always focused in training and really takes on board the information and style of play we are trying to implement.
Alfie is technically fantastic and a real calm figure within our squad, but is still improving week in week out. He can play in a number of different positions but this week has been pushed further forward into a more attacking role and has been fantastic.
Alfie really impressed mid-week with three fantastic goals against Prestatyn and continued his form against Caernarfon with a brilliant display in the middle of the park.
Alfie works very hard both on and off the ball and this is benefiting the players around him as well as himself. He always gives his best on the field and his attitude is superb. Well done Alfie, keep up the good work
Last week really was a fantastic week for all round for Kayden. With training Monday and then games on Wednesday and Saturday, he showed a real high level of consistency in all three contacts.
Tasked with playing in different roles in the twor games, Kayden showed his versatility and ability to adapt to both roles and produce some great performances.
His defending in 1v1 situations on the Wednesday was superb and was rarely beaten by opposition, He then also provided a great attacking threat with some great driving runs and providing a great option with great energy overlapping whenever possible.
Saturday was then a chance to showcase this further where he was asked to play wide midfield. Numerous times he demonstrated great skill showing his dribbling ability to attack the full back and get balls into the box.
With Saturday’s game a real tough test, Kayden also had to be disciplined and aware of the threat the opposition brought in the transition and he worked tirelessly trying to provide cover for the defenders and I couldn’t have asked for any more from him as he ran himself into the ground.
Massive well done Kayden keep up the hard work.
Jac gave a fantastic account of himself against Llandudno on Sunday.
Llandudno are a very physical side and we had mentioned to Jac before the game how key he would be to breaking up their play and that we needed a big performance from him.
From the first minute Jac was on it. He was calm on the ball and was fantastic linking the play through the 3rds, getting his head up and looking to play through their lines.
His work rate was top draw. Out of possession he constantly pressed and harried and his recovery runs were great to see.
Jac had to go off injured in the first half, but came back on early in the second and continued in the same vain, with a brilliant desire and work rate. A superb effort and performance Jac.
Well done mate. Keep up the hard work.
U12s Head Coach.
A great performance from Iwan this week. Great versatility displayed by himself playing in both the full-back positions, especially adapting really well to the left-back role.
Iwan continues to give 100% every week and this has been displayed in his development over the past 12 months. He is quickly becoming a strongly influential player and character for the team. He topped off a solid performance from himself after some hard work to create a goal for his team-mate and get an assist.
Keep up the great work Iwan, well done!
Michael joined us at the start of the season and has gradually grown within the squad and as a player. His performances in goal have improved week in week out, a very clever player who listens to directionS and works hard to improve his game, pushing himself hard in training.
In a tough local derby against Llandudno, Michael was outstanding making several vital saves and coming out on top in numourus 1 on 1’s, and showing awareness with his quick distribution to start a counter attack for one of our goals.
Special mention to another new player Oliver Clowes who showed great composure to slot home two well taken goals
Well done Michael and Oliver keep up the good work
Osian has been in a rich vein of form lately and has been giving his all for the team in every match. That is great to see, but we have been most impressed by his intensity and application in training as well as his very solid game performances.
Osian has really settled into his role well and is a thorn in the side of opposition defences. He is strong and quick in the press and is showing better decision making in the final third.
His body shape and angle of run closing down the opposition when they were playing out from the back helped us to set traps which resulted in us winning back possession in the Llandudno half.
A great few weeks Osian, well done, keep that training intensity high, it’s paying dividends.
After an impressive performance as a collective against Airbus on Sunday, we looked to build through the thirds with our identity and playing principles clear to see which was truly rewarding.
Despite the result which came from individual errors, we were more than competing throughout the 90 minutes.
Yorkie shone through his hard work and application which was built on his performance in training during the week. Out of position, scored a superb goal, with a first time finish to the opposite corner of the net over the keeper.
U19 Head Coach