WPL Young Player of the Year 2018/19

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Rhys Llwyd

Rhys Llwyd

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 14:26

The New Saints’ midfielder and two of Barry Town’s young stars have been nominated for the WPL 2018/19 Young Player of the Year award.

For the second year running, TNS holding midfielder Tom Holland has been shortlisted for the WPL Young Player of the Year award. A consistent and solid performer, Holland made 28 (+1) league appearances this season as TNS held on to the title for the 8th consecutive year, as well as getting their hands on the Welsh Cup for the first time in three seasons.

Another holding midfielder, Robbie Patten joined Barry from Chippenham at the start of the season and has dominated the centre of the field at Jenner Park. Patten made 27 (+1) league appearances this season and scored once with a header against Llanelli. The ex-Cardiff City trainee was awarded for his strong displays with a call up to the Wales C squad in March.

The attacking finesse of Wales under 21 star Momodou Touray has proved vital in Barry Town’s success this season. The Newport County loanee made 28 (+3) league appearances this season, scoring 13 goals for the Dragons. Touray was also top of Barry Town’s assists chart, creating seven goals in the WPL this season.

Previous winners:
2017/18 – Luke Wall (Bangor)
2016/17 – Henry Jones (Bangor)
2015/16 – James Murphy (Airbus UK)
2014/15 – Sean Miller (Connah’s Quay)
2013/14 – Sam Finley (The New Saints)
2012/13 – Ryan Fraughan (The New Saints)
2011/12 – Kai Edwards (Neath)

The winner will be announced in the WPL awards ceremony at Ewloe on Saturday, 1 June.