Well done to all the Academy players that received the coveted Player Of The Month awards in their respective age category. They were presented with their trophies on the pitch at half-time during last Friday’s first team game against Bangor City. Adrian Cieslewicz and Chris Seargeant did the honours.
Jason Brindley gives us the run-down on each individual and why they were chosen.
Daniel Thelwell (Under-7s)
Daniel is an ever-present in training with our youngest Academy age group. Very skilfull technically, he posseses a wicked left foot shot. Daniel has a brilliant personality, always smiling. Great to see. He shows a really good attitude to training and is a very popular member of the group.
Charlie Lewis (Under-8s)
U-8s Player Of The Month is Charlie Lewis. His concentration and application has improved massively in recent weeks. Charlie has shown great energy in recent games, pressing the opposition from the front while winning the ball and scoring some good goals including two against Crewe Alexandra last weekend.
Aden Jones (Under-9s)
Everybody at the club knows how impressive Aden’s technique is – both left & right – but what has impressed me the most during January was his understanding of the game.
He knows he cannot dribble past every single player and understands what third to take more/less touches in and what areas to release the ball in.
Ronnie Lee (Under-10s)
Ronnie has been brilliant this past month, with performances for both the U-10s and U-11s in many positions, showing how well-rounded he is becoming as a player.
His ability to press and win the ball aggressively, beat a player and pick out the right pass, along with scoring the occasional goal shows how pivotal he is to the team’s success
Will Beckett (Under-11s)
Will is an ever-present at training and has performed really well during January, in particular against Airbus, Sheffield United and at the recent Gap Futsal Festivals. Will is a very technically gifted individual who can play with both feet, has a good eye for a pass and has worked hard to improve his decision making.
In addition to his ability, Will works tirelessly in all training and matches and has a fantastic attitude towards his own development. Congratulations Will.
Xavi Morgan (Under-12s)
Xavi was selected as Player Of The Month due to his excellent on-field performances in all forms of the game, be it friendly, competitive or Futsal. Xavi shows composure in possession and contributes to the age group playing the ‘TNS way’, with his ability to pass accurately over a range of distances and combine with teammates in tight areas.
James McFarlane (Under-13s)
I have been very impressed with James in the short time I’ve coached him. His personality within the team and his effort on the pitch is very impressive. Technically he is very good and understands the type of football we like to play.
He makes good use of the space on the pitch and loves to work hard to win the ball back for his team.
Ashley Brown (Under-14s)
Ashley is a talented individual who we rate very highly at TNS. He has been working incredibly hard on his decision making and final product in the attacking third and his efforts have been rewarded with some excellent, match-defining goals against Bangor City and Pro Football Academy.
Ashley is a very dedicated player who has improved his game no end since joining us in the summer. Congratulations Ash.
Ryan Dacey (Under-15s)
Ryan has improved so much in many areas of his game, certainly those that were highlighted as his areas for improvement when we last met in December for his six-week review.
His decision making, of when and where to pass, has been an area he has excelled in, as well as his understanding and reading of the game.
As always, his attendance in training and for games has been great, and his attitude towards training and wanting to develop has been faultless, and this has benefited his performances during January.
Louis Bradford (Under-16s)
Louis Bradford has been fantastic all season but has definitely shone in the winter period. Outstanding and contributed massively to the Under 16s being crowned Northern Futsal Champions, Bradders has already been exposed to our U-19s, training with the group weekly.
A player with huge potential and definitely one to watch.
Tomos Williams (E1)
Since his return from a lengthy break due to injury, Tom has continued to grow from strength to strength and has been rewarded with a call up to the Welsh Academies Under-18s squad.
He can play in any of the front four positions and is a constant torment to opposition defences with direct running and clever movements.
Will Evans (E2)
Will has been a consistent performer this season and has been a major factor behind the team’s top of the table position in category 3.
A switch in position to centre-back has resulted in assured performances, with Will receiving plaudits from teammates and both Si and Kieran, his coaches.
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