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Jamie Evans pictured in TNS Reserves' colours
JAMIE Evans has been named the Mid-Wales Youth League player of the season.
Scoring 23 times in 28 appearances for TNS Reserves last season, Jamie plays his youth football with the Llanymynych Under-18 side.
Studying for AS levels at Llanfyllin School, he accumulated the most man of the match awards throughout the season, voted by opposition managers.
His father, Norman, who manages the Llanymynech Under-18 and TNS Reserve sides in which Jamie plays, was understandably proud of his son’s achievements.
“Jamie has developed a lot this season and has benefited from playing with and against adults in the TNS Reserve side. His physical development as well as his footballing know-how have come on greatly,” he said.
Favouring a position as an out-and-out striker, Jamie started his football education at the age of 12 with Wrexham’s youth side, but he found the going tough and struggled to hit form, moving onto Shrewsbury where he enjoyed much more success, but unfortunately failed to make the cut.
“I didn´t think Jamie would get chosen for Town as he wasn’t developed enough physically and got overpowered. This season has proved what a player he has become though,” he added.
Jamie has an enviable record in all the competitions in which he’s played this term, notching 55 goals in all competitions, including a goal in every round as he guided his Llanfyllin school team to victory in the Welsh National Schools trophy.
Looking to the future, Norman was confident his son could make a success of his chosen career.
“Jamie will probably go off to university after his A-levels; he’s looking at doing something like sports science or physiotherapy, a career in sports which can lead him down many paths,” said Norman.
26 May 2021
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