Updated: Dec 20, 2022
It’s been a fantastic first six weeks on the pitch at the ESPFA, with students progressing technically, tactically and physically through training three times a week and taking that hard work into producing some exciting football in the games programme.
Here, the coaches from the north programmes have nominated their 'player of the half term' for their quality and attitude on the training pitch and their performances in the league games.
ESPFA CHESHIRE (Runcorn Linnets)
“RYAN MCALPINE has come into the squad and imposed his own high standards onto his team mates, he is a positive and productive influence in training with a good understanding of the game. “He has put in consistently strong match day performances and I have been particularly impressed with his leadership skills as a first year."
– Steve Chaney.
ESPFA CHESHIRE (Witton Albion)
“MIKE ELEFTHERIADIS has returned from the summer break and has been nothing short of superb. “A fantastic attitude and willingness to always do more, Mike gives 110% to training and games, is very professional in his manner and demeanour, a credit to his parents.”
- Martyn Irvine.
ESPFA GREATER MANCHESTER (Mossley AFC)
“Player of the half term goes to YOUNIS IQBAL. Younis has shown great attitude towards training and games. He is always on time to class & training. Always works hard and has implemented this into his games.”
- Jordan Southworth.
ESPFA LANCASHIRE (Skelmersdale United)
“RYAN HUNT has given everything since we started the season. His attitude in training and games has been no less than 100%.”
- Graham Hastings.
ESPFA WEST YORKSHIRE (Brighouse Town)
“Player of the half term goes to JAMIE MARSDEN, Jamie turns up every day with a smile on his face, His attitude to develop both on and off the pitch is unbelievable, Jamie keeps growing in confidence week by week and is maturing into a young man.”
- Harry Birro.
ESPFA WEST YORKSHIRE (Ossett United)
“JOSH HESELWOOD for his hard work and resilience in training, mirrors his output in games. His versatility and intelligence is a great asset to the team.”
- Isaac Assenso.