We’re delighted to see another of our TNS Academy products seal a move to a CAT1 English Premier League Academy, writes Jason Brindley.
Under 11 player Patrick Mlynarski has been with The New Saints FC Academy since he was seven years old. Joining our academy from Wrexham local side Llay, ‘Pat’ as he is more affectionately known, made a huge impact from the off.
A flying wide player with bags of skills and tricks, Pat was always showing off and being creative in practices and games.
He is equally adept with his left as well as right foot and has an obsession to be number one. He works tirelessly on practice of technique and has a superb winning mentality, with bags of energy.
Pat has been on the radar of many top clubs around the UK, trialing with a number of them over the last season. It was only a matter of time before he moved to a bigger club.
We are delighted to have had a hand in this young player’s development and coaching him to the level where he is, now being signed by Everton. Everton have a superb Academy, developing world class players over the years.
Pat becomes the third player from that specific age group that has developed and moved onto another club, with another currently trialing at Manchester City.
We as an Academy are delighted that we are now regularly developing players of the highest standard. While we want to develop players for our first team, if we can develop players to play at an even higher standard and fulfill their potential, than that’s what it is all about in terms of youth development football.
I’ve personally worked close with Pat during his time at The New Saints FC Academy. I have always called him ‘superstar’ as he has a huge obsession with football which we share. He loves Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid and I always tease him about Barcelona and Lionel Messi being better.
I’d like to thank Gary Evans and Ash Russell who have worked even closer with Patrick during his time at our football club.
Patrick’s younger brother David is also in our Academy, so I’m hoping to still see Pat every now and again and see how he is getting on at Everton.
He’s an extremely exciting player and definitely one to keep your eye on.
Congratulations Pat from everyone at The New Saints.