At half-time during yesterday’s game against Cefn Druids at Park Hall, the Player Of The Month awards for March were presented. Jason Brindley gives us the lowdown on each player and Brian Jones provides the photographs, with Dean Ebbe presenting the awards.
Under 7s – Cobi Brand
I have given Cobi POTM as he has been working really hard of late, not only physically but mentally getting involved in talks at training and giving some fantastic answers. He is really starting to understand the TNS way. In our 6 v 6 games against Rhyl he was comfortably going past players but also realised he had the ability to bring his team mates into the game with his range of passing, thus allowing the U-7s to play through the thirds more successfully
Under 8s – Ryan Jones
Looking to implement the TNS DNA playing out from the back whilst being strong and brave in his defensive role.
Under 9s – Louis Roberts
Louis has been fantastic in all areas, defending fantastic, very solid. Great positional awareness, Louis reads the game well.
Louis has also played well for the U-10s at times recently.
Under 10s – Evan Roberts
Evan has been brilliant this past month, showing consistent calmness on the ball and always finding a way to play forward. His desire to win the ball back, along with his quality on it, is a massive asset to the group. Well done Evan, keep up the good work!
Under 11s – Joe Drummond
Joe’s a very worthy winner of our March Player Of The Month award. Joe’s been a consistent performer all season but has particularly impressed during March with some brilliant performances against Vauxhall Motors and Rhyl. Joe’s an ever-present in training and regularly attends our 1st team fixtures. In addition to this, Joe has an amazing attitude and is always working hard to improve. Keep up the good work, Joe.
Under 12s – Mason Hyden
Mason is an enthusiastic and hardworking footballer.
He gives his all in any role he’s asked to play. In his favoured centre forward position he presses the opposition intensely and will run all day for the team. On top of this he has shown some excellent improvement with his all-around technique (first touch, dribbling / running with the ball and striking).
Under 13s – Oscar Herd
Oscar has won this award for the month of March due to his hard work and impressive link-up play along with his improvement in front of goal.
Oscar’s attendance has been fantastic and this clearly shows on the pitch as when fitness testing arrived, he impressed not only his own age group, but the age group above!
We can all see as staff here at The New Saints how positive his attitude is, along with his great mannerisms.
Under 13s from last month – James McFarlane
Under 14s – Ellis Turner
Ellis is a very committed, talented and consistent individual player and is a worthy winner for our March Player Of The Month award. Ellis has played a pivotal part in the team’s recent form, including scoring a last minute worldie winner against Chester last weekend. Ellis is a player we all rate very highly at TNS and we look forward to continuing to see him realise his potential.
Under 15s – Harvey Edwards
Harvey has performed well over the last few weeks, making a conscious effort to work on his areas for improvement.
His attitude towards learning and developing has improved so much and that has reflected in his performances.
Under 16s – Ryan Boardman
Ryan has made a big impact on our oldest academy age group since joining. He was instrumental in winning the FAW National Futsal Finals and works tirelessly for the team. He shows a great attitude to learn and improve. Ryan was unfortunate to suffer an ankle break in a recent game, we wish him a speedy recovery back to full fitness.
Professional Phase – Harley Steel
Harley has performed well for the E2 and E1 squads when called upon. A tricky player with a low sense of gravity, Harley has chipped in with crucial goals and assists during the month and continues to cause opposition defences nightmares.
Under 19s – CJ Craven
CJ has been a rock in the heart of defence or holding midfield role, breaking up play with well-timed tackles and forward thinking passes. A real leader on the pitch and wears his heart on his sleeve.