THE Colwyn Bay Academy Players of the month awards for September and October feature a couple of stand-out goalkeeping achievements, with Charlie Bubb’s performances for the Under-13s winning him selection for the Regional squad, and Szymon Tyszko returning from under going surgery to make some fantastic saves for the Under-16s in the double header against The New Saints.

 The full list of awards is:


VINNIE JONES  (Under-8s): Vinnie has been superb since the start of the season. A solid defender especially in 1 v 1 situations, he always gives 100% in training and matches and always plays with a smile on his face. Tom Clarke (coach).

MAX DAVIES (Under-9s): This choice was a difficult one because all the players have grown in character, improved in ability, showed maturity and growth. But the one who has just pipped it on the line (to borrow a cliche) is Max.

 He has not only grown and improved as a player but also as a young man. He’s an outstanding team player, is always the last to leave the training ground because he insists in helping me put the equipment away and although he is suffering from a very painful foot disease, he insists on training and playing and never complains. He’s shown great fortitude and is the perfect example of how one fights through adversity. Marcel Grey (U9 Head Coach).

JAC GRIFFITHS (Under-10s): Jac had an excellent month for Colwyn Bay helping the team by scoring some great goals. Jac has been positive on the ball looking to go forward and beat a man 1 v 1 when given the chance and has also been solid defensively with some great tackles and interceptions to stop the opponents attack.

 Well done Jac, keep up with the hard work. Joe Fitzpatrick (Head of Development phase).

RILEY OWEN (Under-11s): Riley had a great month in training, he’s always listening and giving 100%. He’s been really strong and composed on the ball, and is really confident using the skill learnt in training in his 1 v 1s. We’ve had some hard fixtures, but Riley’s never let his head drop. Well done Riley. Mike Walters (U11s Coach). 

HARRISON BARTLETT (Under-12s):  With all the difficulties regarding the 12’s squad, Harrison has been a leader from the beginning, not only within training sessions but in every game, which has led to him being made captain.

  Harrison is a calm player with or without the ball and is able to play centre mid or, where he has found himself recently, excelling at centre half. Wherever Harrison is asked to play, he doesn’t moan, gets his head down and works hard. Many congratulations Harrison. David Algieri (Head coach)

CHARLIE BUBB (Under-13s):  After a below par first game for the team and Charlie, throughout September he was nothing short of outstanding with the performances he produced. One huge attribute of Charlie is his mental strength and confidence in his own ability and for a keeper this is massive, .

 His all round game was superb and he produced a string of top draw saves at key moments in games and gave the team that platform and security to go on and get some really positive results. 

 Also fantastic to see him get rewarded and get the deserved recognition with selection for the regional squad.

Well done Charlie an excellent start to the season, keep up the hard work. Matthew Roberts (U13s coach)

JACOB EDWARDS (Under-14s):  In what has been a very difficult start to the season for us Jacob has been outstanding. As centre half and joint Captain he is leading the defensive line extremely well.

His leadership at the back is really starting to show and we look more solid and organised because of it.

Jacob has led by example and has put his body on the line countless times making last ditch tackles.

His positional awareness is really improving and this has led to him being able to make the right decision at the right time, both in and out of possession.

His attitude in training is top draw, always trying to implement what we are trying to achieve. Well done mate. Keep up the hard work, it’s really paying off. Lee Bubb (U14s Head Coach).

CARON WILLIAMS (Under-15s): In a depleted squad due to injuries, Caron has stepped up as captain and led exceptionally well. Technically Caron has improved and grown, being able to step up from centre back to create overloads or break lines.

 He has defended fantastically well, winning his 1 v 1s and often able to begin a counter attack from the transition. He is comfortable on the ball under pressure and is looking a bright talent for the future. Kev Jones (Head Coach).

MEILIR EVANS (Under-16s):  A new addition to the squad, Meilir has played like he has been with us for years. Strong in a tackle and confident with both feet, he has contributed with some great goals. Russ Flint (Head coach).


SZYMON TYSZKO (Under-16s):  Another new addition to the squad, Szymon started the season off superbly, making  a great penalty save. Unfortunately an operation meant he missed several weeks, but on his return he made some fantastic saves in the double header against TNS. Russ Flint (Head coach).

ROBIN WILLIAMS (Under-15s):  Despite being on a winless run as a group, Robin has shown some top qualities of the Academy. Technically he has shown selfless commitment  to the cause, leading the press and forcing mistakes from the opposition with his tireless work, holding the ball up fantastically well to bring others into play and in some games has shown a superb touch. He has also shown leadership in trying to rally the team to get back to basics and play our way, despite the state of play. His reward has been an increase in his scoring. Well done Robin. David Algieri (head coach).

HARRISON KEYS (Under-14s): Harrison’s improvement so far this season has been outstanding and October was a really good month for him personally in what has been a tough month of fixtures for the squad.

The improvement in his positional awareness as a centre half has really allowed him to develop his game out of possession. He is very strong in the air and his bravery is evident with the tackles he makes.

His decision-making in when to engage or hold has also vastly improved and has been instrumental in the improvement of the back line as a unit.

In possession he is showing a lot more confidence and is more than happy to receive the ball in tight areas and make the right decision and pass to get the team out of trouble, which has been very pleasing to see. Overall a very impressive month for Harrison. Keep up the hard work mate. Lee Bubb (U14s head coach).

GIORIO ROBERTS (Under-13s): New to the squad, Giorgio has settled in really well  and has grown in confidence with every training session and game.

 His attitude and approach towards everything is first class, his training standards are of the highest quality, always looking to learn and develop, and this has shown in his performances.

 Technically gifted, his ability to manoeuvre and get out of tight situations, showing great skill, is superb. Coupled with that  is a determined and tireless work rate out of possession which has made him a delight to coach and watch. Well done Giorgio, keep up the hard work. Matthew Roberts (U13s head coach).

OLIVER WILKINSON (Under-12s): Since coming into the side, Ollie has gained confidence when on the ball, taking on defenders, Ollie can play either wing or up front, but will always track back to help his team-mates to defend. Keep up the good work! Well done. David Algieri (Head coach).

GEORGE ALLSOP (Under-11s): We’ve had a tough set of fixtures over the last month, but George has been fantastic, making some class saves against TNS, both home and away. He always listens and is eager to learn. Well done George. Mike Walters (U11s coach).

XAVI SCOTT-PHILLIPS (Under-10s): Xavi put in a first class performance against Flint, getting a goal and an assist and his pinpoint passing was a constant threat. He is always cool and calm on the ball and will take the ball under pressure. It is a pleasure to coach Xavi as his attitude in training and games is always first class. Mike Walters (U10s assistant coach).

BEDWYR MATHIAS (Under-9s):  Bedwyr is an absolute pleasure to work with and exhibits a maturity beyond his years. 

 He is always respectful and kind to his team-mates and opposition alike and has shown great improvement in his abilities and game play to become a valuable asset to the team. Marcel Grey (Head coach).