Former Cardiff City Academy player Lloyd Evans has hung up his boots to pursue a career in medicine since completing his Apprenticeship at the club.
Spotted by a scout at the age of ten, Lloyd joined Cardiff City and at 16 signed his two-year Apprenticeship agreement. During this time he studied for Biology and Maths A-Levels alongside his NVQ and Coaching certificate.
Now the 19 year old is chasing his other ambition – to work in the medical profession, having enrolled on a medical sciences course at the University of Glamorgan.
“When I decided to go to university, the club were brilliant in helping me to find the correct course which would help me to achieve my ambitions, and the medical sciences course at Glamorgan is perfect.”
Glamorgan’s BSc Medical Sciences degree course is the first of its kind in Wales and trains students for careers ranging from medical research and technical support in health services to health care management and administration.
The former Wales U16 international added:
“The facilities at Glamorgan and the enthusiasm of staff here really helped me to be sure that going to university was right for me. Some people were surprised that I was giving up professional football for medicine, but it is something I have always wanted to do.”
Steve Ellis, Head of Education and Welfare at Cardiff City said,
“As Head of Education for Cardiff City Football Club, I think it is important that as a club we recognise the importance of second career plans for all our Apprentice and Professional footballers.”
“Through our partnership with the University of Glamorgan we are able to get advice and support for players who wish to pursue an education pathway in higher education.”
“Cardiff City has worked with the University to develop the Football Foundation Degree as one pathway for our players, and we appreciate their support in exploring other routes, such as that chosen by Lloyd who was accepted onto the Medical Science Degree with a view to pursuing medicine as a future career.”