ARCHIE SMITH heads the Colwyn Bay Academy Players of the Week awards after scoring six of his side’s seven goals on his club debut for the Under-8s.
This week’s full list of nominations from the different age group coaches is:
A fantastic performance in his first game for Colwyn Bay this weekend by Archie.
He was brilliant on Saturday against TNS, scoring 6 of our 7 goals, but not only that, Archie’s desire to win the ball and also chase down lost causes was really pleasing to see.
He played in two or three different positions and looked more than comfortable in all of them. Including a stint in goal.
Archie has a great turn of pace and that really showed during the game, he got his head up when he was on the ball and looked to bring into play his fellow teammates.
So overall a fantastic first game for the Academy by Archie.
Keep up the hard work mate.
Head of Foundation
New signing Ben has made a very positive start in goal for the U9’s this week, showing how much he has improved his distribution after only a few weeks training and making five or six excellent saves that kept us in the game.
Ben is starting to look more relaxed on goal kicks now too, with the ability to go short or long depending on the situation. Well done Ben, keep up the hard work you have shown.
U9 Head Coach
Mason is a new signing for us and a fantastic one at that. Saturday’s game against TNS was a very physical game and Mason never gave up. His hunger for always wanting the ball was a joy to see. His skill, determination and vision was remarkable, setting up a couple of goals and scoring one himself. Mason is definitely going to be a very important player for us this season. Keep up the fantastic work, Mason. Well done mate
Charlie played brilliantly on Saturday against a tough opposition in extreme heat, his attitude to the game was fantastic throughout, as his organisation skills and the way in which he communicated with his other team-mates showed great character.
Charlie never gave up and encouraged the others to keep battling. He made countless saves and knew exactly when to play out from the back and when to play the long ball, He was calm and confident in his decision making and read the game perfectly.
Well done Charlie!
Osian put in a fantastic defensive display against TNS at the weekend.
They had very tricky forwards who looked to drop deep and had very good movement, but Osian stuck to his task. He tracked his man and showed some really strong decision making as to when to commit himself or when to hold his position.
Osian’s positional awareness has really improved and it showed in him being in the right place at the right time on numerous occasions to step in and cut out an attack.
He put his body on the line on numerous occasions to make some extremely important tackles at vital times in the game.
Brilliant also to see Osian driving out from the back and looking to turn our transition from defence into attack.
A really impressive performance, Osian. Keep up that hard work mate.
U13s Head Coach:
The U14s just fell short of TNS by just one goal this weekend, but Efan played a massive part, scoring two great poacher’s goals and leading the line to great effect.
Only 12 months since Efans positional change, and he is consistently proving his worth as a striker, really adding goals to his game and developing his understanding of the striker role. Efans second goal in particular was most pleasing where he got on the end of a cross, showing real striker’s instinct.
The most exciting thing about Efan’s game is how much potential he has as a striker. Keep up the hard work Efs!
This week’s player of the week goes to Connor Nattrass. Connor’s hard work in training last week was brilliant and continued his efforts from last season to show his ability in the first week back. Keep up the good work. Well done Connor.
Under 15 Head Coach
Will has come back from the break in good form and seems more focused and determined than we have seen him before. His vision on the ball to pick passes through the back line looks sharper than ever. He looks good going into the new season
Well done Will.