Past academy players

Scott Baldwin

One of the first players to sign up for the academy, Scott initially switched between the second and front row whilst playing for the Bridgend Ravens. However, once he joined the Ospreys he finally settled on the position of hooker, which saw him gain over 30 caps for Wales. Having retired as a player, Scott now coaches in the English Premiership with Newcastle Falcons.

Lloyd Ashley

Lloyd represented the Ospreys during his time at College before going on to gain international honours with Wales at both U-18 and 20 levels. Upon finishing his course, Lloyd then went on to sign his first professional contract with the same team, making over 150 appearances across his career. Lloyd has since launched his own mental health and well-being service called ‘Living Well with Lloyd Ashley’ (LWLA).

Huw Rogers

Huw played scrum half whilst at College before attending university. It was here that he specialised in Sport Performance Analysis, building on his knowledge of being a player and his BTEC. Huw progressed onto work at the Welsh Rugby Union where he was assigned to Newport RFC in the Premiership. His work ethic and keen analytical eye led to him now being employed full-time with Cardiff Rugby, where he provides feedback for their players in the URC.

Owen Watkin

Son of former Bridgend and Maesteg player Paul Watkin, Owen signed a professional contract with the Ospreys, a team he has been with since his teenage years. Owen has represented Wales over 30 times during his career, winning a grand slam and playing in a World Cup semi-final.

Matthew Thomas

Having always had a keen interest in sports and nutrition since his time at College, Matthew pursued a Master’s degree in Nutrition at university. He has worked with both the Ospreys and Swansea City prior to being headhunted by Brighton and Hove Albion where he currently works as a nutritionist.

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