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Academy Thursday: Player of the Module Award

2 October 2014

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This season the academy management team have asked the coaches to select a player from each of our age groups as the best performer for each module.

At the academy we believe in players working to their best, putting in 100% effort and showing great character and attitude in their performance both in training and during games. 

We believe that a player should be rewarded and acknowledged for their good performances and the following players have been selected by their coaches for positive work this past module.

Under 9s

Harry Clarke
Harry’s coach Rob Bernthal has commended his his hard work and positive attitude to implement the theme of this module. Rob adds that Harry’s attitude and performances in games has been outstanding.

Under 10s

Max Cook
Luke Tebbett, coach of the under 9s has been in high praise for goalkeeper Max Cook. After moving into goal towards the end of last season Max has really enhanced his levels so far this season. 

Tebbett said: "Max has been excellent in 1v1 situations, showed bravery and has been successful in both training and games.”

Under 11s

Dylan Bayes
Lead phase coach Darren Molloy has been in high praise for the performances of Dylan who has approached the module with a huge desire to improve as a player.

Malloy said: “Dylan has been playing with real determination and desire, putting the weekly learning objectives into practice. This has been shown in every training session and game he has been involved in.

"Dylan has grown as a player but also as a person over the last six weeks as he gains confidence with every session he participates in. Dylan deserves great credit for the hard work he has put in and thoroughly deserves to be named player of the module.”

Under 12s

Morgan Bailey
Coach John Bilton said he could have chosen any one of several players as the standout performer award, yet he selected Morgan as he has improved his awareness more than most, allowing him to contribute towards some very rapid and effective combination play and has also scored goals. 

Under 13s

Marshall Clarke
The under 13s have enjoyed a very positive start to the season and coach Paul Evans was in very high praise for central defender Marshall this module. 

Evans said: “Marshall has excelled within this module and fully deserves this award. His efforts and commitments within the sessions has been outstanding. This has led to excellent performances within matches.” 

Under 14s

Nathan Morley
Simon Coleman selected Nathan mainly because of his consistency, attitude and willingness to listen and take on board information. 

Nathan’s performances have been of a high level due to his high work rate and effort levels which enables him to perform at a high level. 

Under 15s

Josh Barlow
Steve Ludlam has felt that Josh has done really well since coming in to the Academy this summer. Josh has strived to work hard and take on board information and Steve has been delighted with his willingness to improve and implement what’s been asked of him. 

Josh is a good footballer, has a great attitude and we believe he can improve further in the coming months. Steve also wished to have a special mention to Charlie Wakefield who is really impressing so far this season for both the under 15s and 16s. 

Under 16s

Owen Darwent
Lead phase coach Matt Whitehouse has been delighted with the performances of his team as a whole, with the whole group showing a real focus and energy in their performance levels in both training and games. 

While there has been some pleasing performances from many players in the team, Whitehouse wished to give special mention to Owen Darwent for what he has offered this module. 

Owen has had a tough summer with injuries and was struggling with his focus, yet he has really sought to enhance his performances in the past few weeks and this has seen him contribute goals and assists as well as showing a real hunger and intensity in his play.

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