COLWYN BAY Football Club are to enter a team in the FAW Youth Cup for only the second time in ten years as they look to raise the profile of the club and develop more locally based players for the future.
A newly reformed reserve team, for which trials will be held at the end of June, will be mainly made up of 18/19 age group players who the club hope can eventually step up into first team football.
“That will be a big step up and players need as many competitive games as possible to help their development, so enterting the FAW Youth Cup, to play alongside the likes of Cardiff City, Swansea and Wrexham is the first stage of that process,” said Seagulls boss Alan Morgan.
“Ideally, if things go well, I would like to enter the English FA Youth Cup the following season and if possible get the team in the North West Youth Alliance League where they will be playing the likes of Altrincham and Chester to further enhance their development. But that is in the future and at the moment we have to take things step by step.”
Academy director Chris Thompson will be working alongside the manager and his management team of Craig Hogg and Neil Coverley to establish the youth/reserve team over the coming month. Any players interested in attending trials can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Colwyn Bay’s only previous involvement in the FAW Youth Cup was in 2015/16 when they went out in the second round.
Meanwhile the first team had another good strength and conditioning workout this week with a number of new players coming along.
“There were a few new faces there which was good and hopefully they will like what they’ve seen and the environment we work in and want to join us,” added the manager.
Full training starts On June 30th, The first two sessions will be at Vauxhall Motors FC, but after that the manager has managed to secure use of the facilities at Tranmere Rovers’ training ground at Wallasey, thanks to the kind co-operation of the newly promoted League Two club.