THE Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week nominations included the whole of the Under-15s team, who ended their season on a high with an impressive 5-1 win over Cefn Druids with five different goal scorers.
Ashley Castle had an outstanding game for the Under-13s against Druids, while Bedwyr Formston grabbed a goal and an assist after stepping up from the Under-8s to help the Under-9s to a fine win against Cefn Druids.
The full list of nominations is:
LUCA JONES (Under-16s): Luca has been tremendous between the sticks this season and especially over the last couple of games, preventing what would normally be clear goal scoring opportunities to most players.
He has saved shots that he had no right to save and his excellent distribution even created some of our own chances and goals.
Given that Luca isn’t recognised as a goalkeeper outside of our squad, he is always dependable as our last line of defence. Well done Luca, keep up the good work! Anthony, Paul & Chris (U16 coaches).
WHOLE TEAM (Under-15s): Player of the week goes to the whole team for a very impressive footballing performance against Cefn Druids winning 5-1. In our last game of the season, it turned out to be arguably our best performance.
The boys looked to play out from the back at every opportunity, playing through the thirds and making it very difficult for Cefn Druids to execute their press. Well done lads. Russ & Zac U15’s Coaches.
CAI ADAMS (UNDER-14s): Cai has worked hard in training and even when more demands are placed upon him positionally and tactically he has taken it on board and performances are improving. Keep up the hard work. Kev Jones (U14 coach).
ASHLEY CASTLE (UNDER-13s): Ashley put in an outstanding performance in a very tough game against Cefn Druids on Sunday. His work rate was phenomenal, looking to support all over the pitch in and out of possession.
He was at the heart of all of our positive play and his ability to read the game and move into space to receive the ball or draw out the opposition to create space for others was just fantastic.
On top of that his quick feet, link up play and vision in his passing range caused Druids major problems, but his desire is what impressed me the most and I don’t think he gets enough credit for it at times.
Ashley just doesn’t know how to give up and his constant pressing and harrowing of the opposition when out of possession was superb. Overall a very impressive performance Ashley. Keep up the hard work mate. Lee Bubb (U13s coach).
OLLIE JACOBS (UNDER-12s): It’s been a fantastic end to the season for Ollie, finishing really strong with some brilliant performances over the last month.
All season Ollie has trained superbly and has been working so hard continually wanting to improve with every session and game. During the last month this has really shown in Ollie’s understanding of his position with his movement, intelligence and decision making with his hold up and link play.
Along with this he has worked tirelessly leading the line from the front and had great success regaining possession many times.
During these games Ollie has also been really clinical and shown some real moments of quality and skill in front of goal with a variety of great finishes. Well done Ollie Keep up the hard work. Matthew Roberts (U12s Coach).
THE SQUAD (UNDER-11s): It was a very tough game for our U11 team, being down to a small squad, whereas the opposition had the luxury of swapping players in the blistering heat. That was the telling difference in the teams, and for the effort all of our lads put in, all deserve a special mention.
Despite the heat and humidity, they looked to work as a collective. The change from the first training session till now is incomparable and that comes from the amazing efforts of all the lads, and they’ve been an absolute joy to work with all season. Matt Sampson (Academy Director).
COBY PROSSER (UNDER-10s): This week the group have been pushed extremely hard in training regarding fitness, and Coby has shown an incredible attitude towards the task in hand.
He is always pushing himself to be the best he can be and throughout training this week has shown that he is working at a high standard and is a role model to his team-mates. Well Done Coby. Keep up the Hard Work. Mason Blackwell Jones and Wayne Jones (U10s coaches).
BEDWYR FORMSTON (UNDER-9s): Player of the week goes to Bedwyr who had stepped up from the Under-8s to join the Under-9s both in training and the match. Bedwyr worked hard throughout the week and despite being a year below, showed his quality and stepped up. In the match he scored a great goal and provided an assist in a great win for the lads. Well done Bedwyr keep up the good work. Joe and Mike (U9s coaches).
CIAN PREWITT (UNDER-8s): Cian Prewit is again this week’s player of the week. As we had no games, this is based on the trainings we’ve had and in both sessions he was involved with the Under 9s and he looked the part right the way through.
He kept the ball close to his feet and performed the ball mastery skills really well. He kept up well against team-mate Bedwyr Formston who was deservedly chosen to play for the Under 9s against Cefn Druids. In the games Cian produced some really good crosses while also trying to catch the keeper out with a few sneaky shots from the left wing.
For his hard work, his skills and his punctuality Cian again gets my pick for team of the week. Well done Cian, keep it up. Connor Roberts (U8s coach).