U16 Whites - Five Selected for the County FA Representative Side
Wilts County FA representative side 2018/19
Five of our U16 Junior Premier League squad have made it through trials and have been selected to represent Wiltshire this season. Josh Hayward, Owen Davis, Sam Butt, Thom Feest and captain Alfie Hawke.
Owen joined the Whites for the 15/16 season after moving down from Colchester. Owen can play in a variety of positions, but with Mark Winter and now Rich Rendall's side has made the centre back position his own. A cultured player who is very comfortable on the ball as well as commanding in the air and in the art of defending. Owen was the managers player of the year for the JPL team last season.
Josh made it into the Whites team at the beginning of the 17/18 season and has made the right-back position his. Cool under pressure, quick and very hard working, he is effective at both ends of the pitch. The Wilts coaches commented that Josh was incredibly professional throughout the trials. Yes, that's our Josh!
Sam Butt has been with the side since joining for the U12' season. Sam is our Kante. Lightening quick and seems to cover every blade of grass on the pitch with his non-stop running. Sam is a player that has probably played every position on the pitch during his time with the club. A serious team player who frightens the opposition with his speed.
Thom (Feesty) Feest has been at Salisbury since 7 years old. A consistent and reliable defender or holding mid that reads the game so well. Our vice-captain for the last 3-4 years. Salisbury supporters will know what I mean when I say he is our Callum Brockway. Just when an attacker thinks he is through to shoot, in come's Feesty to take the ball off his toe.
Finally, a face that seems to be have been around the club forever, well, actually he has! Alfie Hawke; made his debut at U6 level and has been an ever-present since then. On the pitch for the youth side on a Saturday and a Sunday, as well as at 1st team games (home and away) on a Saturday afternoon. Alf is a student of the game and has led the team on the pitch for the last 9 years coming up through the ages. Alf is the age group captain.
Congratulations to all five and enjoy the experience.
Each club is limited to 5 players going for trials, so to have all five make it through is a fantastic achievement for the club, that we are very proud of.