Ioan Llewelyn - New York Red Bulls

Name:  Ioan Llewelyn

From: Llanfairpwll, Anglesey

Level of study:  Masters

Graduation Year:

Current Employer: New York Red Bulls

Job title: Football Academy Coach

Story so far:

Ioan Llewelyn, Bangor City assistant manager and the club's head of youth development, has recently joined Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls new Academy structure on an initial eight-month contract.

31-year-old Ioan is one of a handful of Uefa qualified coaches who were selected by the Bulls from hundreds of applicants from all over the UK.

Illness in his late teens forced Ioan to cut short his playing days and after studying with the School, he moved into coaching by joining Bangor's youth set-up in 2004.  Four years on, he was in charge of the whole operation and success has followed for the various youth teams he has been involved with.

Ioan now hopes to gain his Uefa A coaching licence this summer and to enhance his career prospects by working full-time in New York.