YOUNG prospects looking to make their way at Colwyn Bay FC will get the benefit of online technical provision during the current lockdown thanks to a new partnership.

The Seagulls’ have gone from strength-to-strength in recent months thanks to the sterling work behind the scenes from figures such as director of football Neil Coverley and programme head Matt Sampson, which resulted in the Academy receiving accreditation from the Football Association of Wales last year.

Their latest exciting development is a partnership with The Football Lab, which involves a series of online sessions via Zoom that officially began on Wednesday, January 27.

Mr Sampson, said: “The online zoom sessions will align us even further as an Academy and will work alongside the already excellent work and contact all of our coaches are currently doing.”

The Bay will be working closely with Tom Allman of the Football Lab, who is an A Licence coach and is sure to be a significant boost for aspiring players and their development despite current measures preventing any face-to-face coaching at the present time.

"I am really looking forward to starting the weekly zoom session with Colwyn Bay Academy,” added Mr Allman.

“Having coached 121 sessions with a number of Colwyn Bay academy players in the past, I’m looking forward to working with both the Foundation and Youth phases.

"The sessions will be based on high-intensity ball mastery workouts."

First-team manager Craig Hogg, who has also lent his support to the Academy’s exciting progression, has concluded his business in the January transfer window after a frenzied period of activity that is set to see them make a bold bid for the JD Cymru North title providing the campaign is permitted to begin in the coming weeks by the Football Association of Wales.