WPL Young Player of the Year shortlist announced

Rhys Llwyd

Rhys Llwyd

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 14:54

Three players have been named on the shortlist for the WPL 2016/17 Young Player of the Year award.

The winner will be announced in the WPL awards ceremony on the 20th of May.

Anthony StephensBala Town
The 23 year old left back was pushed further up-field into a defensive midfield role by Colin Caton halfway through the season, and Stephens has been a solid performer all year for the Lakesiders.

As well as grabbing four WPL goals, Stephens has made the most assists for Bala this season, creating eight goals in the league.

Henry JonesBangor City
Its been a great first season for Henry Jones in the WPL as the ex-Swansea youth has shone as the Citizens’ attacking midfielder.

With 14 goals in all competitions, Jones is Bangor’s top scorer in 2016/17, and he can also boast the most assists for his side this season (8).

James JoyceLlandudno
Llandudno left-back, James Joyce gets his name on the Young Player of the Year shortlist for the second year running.

Despite being absent for the last six games of the season due to injury, Joyce is shortlisted for impressive displays at the back for the Seasiders and has also chipped in with two WPL goals and three assists.

Recent winners:
2015/16 – James Murphy (Airbus UK)
2014/15 – Sean Miller (gap Connah’s Quay)
2013/14 – Sam Finley (The New Saints)
2012/13 – Ryan Fraughan (The New Saints)
2011/12 – Kai Edwards (Neath)