AFE’s Stars of the 21/22 Season: Noa Hughes (Bethesda Athletic)

PICTURE BY Bethesda Athletic FC

BETHESDA Athletic finally got what they deserved from a great season for the club as they lifted the North Wales Coast West Division One Cup last night.

Having also been runners-up in the league, Mark Hughes’ side took revenge on tier five champions Llanerchymedd as they beat them 2-1 in the final in Gaerwen.

The Athletic side has featured a number of top young talents who have caught the eye this season.

One of the most impressive has been manager Hughes’ youngest son Noa.

Noa Hughes on the ball for Bethesda Athletic.

Despite being just 16 years old and playing in his first season of senior football, he’s been one of the best players in Division One this season.

In fact, just days after turning 16, he made his debut and scored in a 1-1 draw v Caergybi. Attacker Hughes then followed that up with four goals and an assist in his next three matches after that.

Now, come the end of the season, he has notched up a total of 13 goals and 3 assists in 27 appearances in his first season of men’s football.

The most important of those was his opening goal which set Pesda on their way to success in last night’s historic cup win.

Hughes has even shown great courage by playing in goal on occasion when Pesda number one David Clarke was injured this season.

Noa (middle) with older brothers Osian (left) and Daniel.

Playing in a side alongside older brothers Daniel, 18, and Osian, 20, Noa has been a real standout and proven that he has a bright future ahead in the game.

For someone so young, he has shown real confidence to drive his team forward and deserves all the praise he’s been receiving.

Dal ati Noa!

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