AN outstanding performance by Sammie Bourne, which helped the Under-13s to a 3-2 victory over Caernarfon Town, earned him a place in this week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week nominations. Geth Shield-Owen’s two goals for the Under-9s included a bullet header and a great strike from outside the box. The full list of nominations this week are:


 Charlie was fantastic against Caernarfon on Saturday. 

 New to the squad Charlie has certainly hit the ground running. His display on Saturday far exceeded his age as he broke up so much of their attacking play and top of that, when he won the ball back, he showed calmness and maturity on the ball. His vision for a pass was superb.

 Charlie’s tracking back and desire to make a last ditch tackle was a joy to watch.

 He has the ability to play in a number of roles and he really displayed that on Saturday as he played all over the pitch and even managed to get himself on the score sheet.
Well done Charlie a truly superb performance at the weekend.
Keep up the hard work mate.

Lee Bubb
Head Of Foundation



 Geth has had a strong week in both training and the match this week. Firstly in training he demonstrated his knowledge and skill when looking at playing out from the back. Then on Saturday Geth produced a strong performance in a tough game, scoring two goals, one of which was a bullet header into the bottom corner followed by a great strike from outside the box for his second. 

 Geth talked his teammates through the game and acted like a leader on the pitch. Well done Geth, keep up the good work.

Joe Fitzpatrick
U9’s Head coach



Even though we were not on our best form, there were a few individual performances which were noted. However, Charlie was a superb and constant performer throughout the game with his decision making to distribute, but most notable his attitude and respect of our non-negotiables throughout the game which served as an inspirational performance for the rest of the team.

Well done Charlie.

Matt Sampson
Academy Director



A tough decision this week after a very impressive weekend performance for the group, where so many players performed well,  but Kayden really has had a brilliant couple of weeks and has been unlucky at times not to come away with the man of the match with his  performances of late.

He is just continuing to go from strength to strength and is improving every week. I feel Kayden really has found his position and is really starting to understand the role and he has so many qualities and attributes  which complement the position with his fantastic pace, skill and dribbling ability. 

 Most impressive, though, in recent weeks is his decision making and final ball which has really been on point and no more so than his solo run and well-taken goal, where he showed so much class and composure to finish how he did.

 This is so great to see from Kayden and he fully deserves his rewards of late which is all down to him for his hard work seen in training every week.

Well done Kayden, keep up the hard work.

Matthew Roberts (U12s coach)



Sammie put in an outstanding performance on Sunday against Caernarfon Town and he was key in us getting a positive result.

His pressing and will to win the ball back was unreal and he constantly harassed Caernarfon’s back line, forcing them into so many mistakes.

 Up against a very physical side he was fearless, winning the ball back high up the pitch and causing the opposition so many problems. We lost count of how many tackles he won.

His work rate out of possession in the wing back role was superb. 

 He has worked very hard on this side of his game and it really showed on Sunday.

His speed, vision and quick feet were a pleasure to watch and it was great to see him on the score sheet again with our second goal.

A truly brilliant performance from Sammie, who is improving week on week.

Well done Sammie. Keep up the hard work mate.

Lee Bubb
U13s Head Coach



Jack has had a brilliant week in both training and the match against Caernarfon on Sunday. Jack is showing excellent shot stopping ability by making some fantastic saves.

 Jack’s distribution has also improved significantly, as he makes quick decisions to start our attacks.

Well done Jack!

Harrison York (U14s coach)



Oliver struggled with injury at the back end of last season and early this season, but since he’s returned his performance’s have grown week in week out.

 In what was a tough game on Sunday, Oli was solid at the back and was always looking to step in and get us on the attack.

Well done Oli

Russ (U15s coach)



It was a difficult decision this week as the squad didn’t perform as we know they can, but Reece just shaded it over a very bright Harry Davies who also had a good game. Reece’s  tireless work rate and positive attitude right up to the final whistle  was the clincher. He defended well from the front and was an example to the rest of the squad on how hard we need to be working off the ball.

Paul Adams
Lead coach



Off the back of a mediocre team performance, Gez stood out with his application and attitude to his role. He took on board the finer details of the game plan and became a strong performer throughout the game.

His transitional elements occurred towards the latter part of the game and became a threat to the opposition when we secured possession.

As part of our leadership Group, he has gone from strength to strength and is becoming an established player for us in the team.

Matt Sampson
Academy Director