Colwyn Bay Extend Their Junior Section

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Colwyn Bay FC are extending their junior section with the addition of Under 12, 14 and 16s teams for boys and girls.

The club already host a very successful Elite Centre for Under 7, 8, 9 10 and 11’s which is held every Wednesday at the new Eirias Park Barn facility. In these sessions, UEFA qualified coaches help children with an aptitude towards football new skills, techniques and building their mental awareness within the game.

The elite centre has seen significant improvements from players and have received positive feedback from parents who attend and observe sessions.

Building on this success, the are now going to hold weekly sessions for the new Under 12, 14 and 16’s boys teams, which will also include monthly games against different academies and development centres.

Players can play for both the elite centre and their current junior teams as Colwyn Bay FC is in the Welsh system which allows this.

The centre director is Chris Thompson, Colwyn Bay FC reserve team manager, English Premiership Scout and UEFA qualified coach. Other coaches available are Mike Pearson (Airbus first team player), Matt Sampson (Colwyn Bay FC Football in The Community and reserve team player and assistant manager), and Colwyn Bay first team players Gaz Evans and Marc Williams.

Next season the club is eager to turn the Elite Centre into Colwyn Bay FC Academy.

The Under 12’s, 14’s and 16’s will meet every Thursday from 4th February 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Landrillo College 3G pitch
Over the first six weeks the coaches of each time will select squads from those who attends. Any players who don’t make the squads will be offered the opportunity to join Colwyn Bay’s development centre.

Any players wishing too attend training or have any queries should contact Matt Sampson on 01492 514680 or email

Colwyn Bay FC are also starting new Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 girls teams. Sessions for these will be starting in January 2014 and will be building teams ready for the 2014/15 season, with weekly training sessions and organized games against local and national teams.
Any players interested in being a part of any team can contact Chris Thompson on 07738 764274 or email