Ioan had a year at Swansea Academy from Jan 2017 after a his youth football at Pontardawe Town AFC academy. He missed out on a scholarship at Swansea in Dec 2017 - the reason given that he had not been in long enough (all others had been in 4 or more years).
Ioan then went to Newport County for his scholarship in the 2018/2019 season start, and finished his scholarship last year having played in 4 senior 1st team games at left back in addition to his 34 u18 fixtures at left back and central mid field. Unfortunately, Newport offered no pro contract last May/June - the timing coincided with the first Covid lock down.
Ioan is currently playing for Carmarthen Town AFC in the Welsh League System under Kris O'Leary. While the league in Wales failed to start last season due to Covid restrictions, he has trained and played in several friendlies for the Senior team at left back when restrictions allowed. The new season will start back again in July with friendlies starting sooner.
He is very driven and determined regarding his football and daily training where he works very hard on all aspects of his game - strength, athletic, flexibility and technical football. He has maintained a very rigorous weekly training schedule for the last two years with huge strength and athletic gains in the last year.
Ioan was recently successful at the Pitch RMT trial, successfully being selected to go through to their Flagship Trial on 25th July. Ioan was the stand out player on the first trial day. Saul Cuttell (Pitched Sports Science) confirmed he was really impressed with Ioan’s bleep test, achieving 23.5 the best on the day. Saul has also invited Ioan back up for more accurate scientific testing and will give him advice on his areas for explosive power improvement training plans.
Ioan is really eager to secure an extended trial within a pro Club - he has no issues in being able to travel anywhere within uk. He knows he can play at a higher level and really show what he can do with players of a similar ability.
Below are Ioan’s clips for Newport and Swansea. The Newport video shows his detail - DOB, height, weight, playing stats for his last season, etc.
Ioan Evan - Newport 2019/20 Season - Ioan Evans highlights - Hudl
(101) Ioan Evans Montage - YouTube
Please feel free to contact Ioan on 07538 815222
; or Alun (father) on 07805 259480
regarding any questions or Club trial opportunities.
Getscouted: Tuesday 1st June, meet time: 11:30am, kick-off: 12:00mid day, Venue: London Rectory Park, UB5 6AU
LDD Football Trials: Thursday 3rd June, Meet time: 12mid day, Kick-off: 1pm Venue: Elmbridge Excel Centre, Walton on Thames, KT12 2JG ·.
LFE exit trials - one of the following to be confirmed:
Monday 28th June at Slough Town FC Arbour Park, Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5AY; Kick off time TBC,
Tuesday 29th June at Stafford Rangers FC Marston Road Stadium, Astonfields Road, Stafford ST16 3UF; Kick off time TBC,
Wednesday 30th June at Tadcaster Albion FC Global Stadium, Ings Lane, Tadcaster LS24 9AY; Kick off time TBC
Pitch RMT Flagship Trial: Sunday 25th July, kick-off: to be confirmed, Venue: Northampton University
Carmarthen Town AFC games and training:-
Carmarthen Town friendly games:, all games to be played at Richmond Park, Priory Street, SA31 1LR (4G Pitch)
Sat 19th June ko at 2:30pm
Sat 26th June ko at 2:30pm
Sat 3rd July ko at 2:30pm
Sat 10th July ko at 2:30pm
Fri 16th July ko at 7:30pm
Tuesday’s, start: 6:30pm
Thursday’s, start 6:30pm
at Richmond Park, Priory Street, SA31 1LR (4G Pitch)