Sebastian Dabrowski | U18s chance a big step for me
Sebastian Dabrowski feels he benefitted hugely from being given the opportunity to express himself when stepping up to Swansea City’s under-18s side last season.
The 15-year-old, who has been with the club since he was nine, regularly featured for the young Swans during the second half of the campaign under Byron Anthony.
Polish-born Dabrowski demonstrated his flourishing talent and did not look out of place making the step-up while operating as a left-back or left winger in Anthony’s side.
The Carmarthen product, who scored his first goal at this level in March’s Professional Development League defeat by Charlton Athletic at Landore, feels he gradually found his feet as the season went on.
And he is grateful for the opportunities handed to him by Anthony and the under-18s coaching staff.
“This year, Byron and the coaches have really given me a chance to express myself and I think I’ve done really well,” he said.
“I’ve been playing against better players and that has obviously helped me to improve even more.
“At the start of the season, I found it really difficult to adapt.
“But as the months have gone by, I feel like I have gradually found it a little bit easier each time.”
Dabrowski, who does not turn 16 until September, is desperate for even more chances to step up next season as he strives towards earning a scholarship with the club.
A regular feature in Wales’ regional camps, he knows he must continue to produce the goods whenever called upon.
“I’ve got a big season coming up,” he added.
“It’s going to be hard, but I must show what I’m about.
“Hopefully, I can get more chances to impress and show that I can play at this level.
“I’m really excited to get back and improve even more.”