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Players of the Module

13 September 2016

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The coaches from the different age set have chosen their players of the module, which can be seen below.

U9s - Chris Butt

Liam Pearson

A good attitude allowed him to gain a good understanding of attacking and defending 1v1 as well as putting in consistently good performances in training and matches. Where Liam has excelled is not just using the skills and turns but when and where, along with using his body to roll defenders and protect the ball very well. His good performances meant he also played his first game up with the u10s, scoring one and assisting three.

Alex Wilkinson

Alex has dominated defenders all module in 1v1 situations, resulting in him scoring lots of goals in training and matches. This was really evident in his first official game for the academy where he scored nine goals. Out of possession he has worked very hard pressing and engaging team mates high up the pitch winning back a lot of possession for his team.

U10s –Darren Molloy

Harrison Landon 

Harrison has had an outstanding module applying the defensive techniques worked on in training into games and really winning almost every defensive situation he's been involved in. He has a great understanding of when to engage opponents or when to drop off. In possession he has perfected the roulette turn and seems able to execute it in the smallest of spaces. Harrison's pass selection and execution wiht both feet has been of another level this module resulting in a lot of assists and chances being created. Harrison's good form has seen him have a huge effect on games for us but also has got him selected for the year above himself for his school's district team. A big well done Harrison"

Arthur Pashley

Arthur has come back in with a great desire to learn, work hard and improve. 1v1 has been excellent using a variety of dribbling techniques, skills moves and turns to go past defenders and get his shots and passes away. Arthur has been a very dominant player in each of the games played and what has been very pleasing is his work rate towards the defensive side and how hard he has worked on his body shape and where to show the opponent and why. A great start to the season.

U11s- Joe Kearney

Andre Mckenzie

Andre in attack, regularly beating his man to create a crossing or finishing opportunity. Andre's level of finishing has dramatically improved with him scoring a variety of goals. Another player to play his first time a year up which he done quite often scoring a number of goals while doing so. Very impressive start to the season from Andre, it will be interesting to see how he develops from here.

Harry Clarke

Harry was an excellent leader in central defence through communication and setting an excellent example by winning his individual battles. Applying excellent defensive body shape and winning a vast amount of possession back for his team. 1v1 in possession were also good getting past opponents and creating overloads. Well done.

U12s - Owen Williams

Callum Hooley

Callum trained really well throughout the module, shown great determination and desire. Demonstrated great skills in both training and games culminating in two goals in the first game of the season. 

Harley Simpson

He Worked extremely hard throughout the module, listened and trained very well. Achieved all session objectives and demonstrated these in training and weekend fixture.

U13s – Richard Lawrence

Jacob Barrass

Jacob plays predominantly right midfield and can get up and down the pitch. He is a very attacking minded player who likes to get the ball out of his feet and drive passed players and in to space. He cuts in very well and also delivers quality balls in to the box. Jacob will also work back but sometimes you need to encourage this. His touch and technique are reliable and he is athletic. 

Nathan Moss

Nathan is a strong centre-forward who has various skills and techniques that contribute to his all round game. Nathan has a strong physical presence and holds the ball up well. Alternately he can face up defenders and drive in to the box and create an end product. His touch and techniques can look at times cumbersome and laboured however this is just Nathan's style of play. He can have too many touches at times when there are better options on. Overall yet another consistent reliable player. 

U14s – Rob Bernthal

Kian Tansley 

Kian has started the season positively. In training he has worked hard, developed his understand of defensive duties in a compact midfield, to which he applied effectively into the games - in which he dominated. Kian made good decisions on when to press and when not to, he intercepted/won possession regularly and played forward with quality - a great performance and an assist.

Will Russ

Will's excellent start to the season has come from his training attitude and application. He has worked well on developing his forwards runs, especially on the counter. Will has dominated, pressing high and quickly, won possession, held possession to combine/link with others. He applied these effectively into the game, with a quality performance and scoring a hat-trick!

U15 – Ben Nicholson

Liam Jones

Liam has had an excellent summer in terms of both training and matches. His ability to drive into space, his quality with the ball and his talent of getting into goal scoring positions and scoring goals has made his impact consistent and effective. As well as that, Liam is a great lad who has a positive and honest personality. 

Callum Warmsley

Callum has shown a great improvement over the summer and the first module in terms of his defensive attributes in terms of heading, tackling and his ability to read the game. As well as that his quality and composure with the ball has been very pleasing to see, allowing the team to build out effectively with quality. 

U16 – Matt Whitehouse

Alex Phillipson

Alex has been very consistent in his approach to training and games this summer. His leadership skills have developed, he talks well to the group and organises them effectively. His defensive attributes have come on a lot and he has looked very assured and commanding in his centre-back position. 

Zak Walker

Zak has started the season in really impressive form. He looks very confident with the ball, expressing himself with great skill and 1v1 ability. He has improved his impact within games, scoring and assisting with some great moments of play. The hope he continues this form and looks to push on even further in the next module. 

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