Central defender Owen Bevan was appointed captain of AFC Bournemouth under-18s ahead of the start of the 2021/22 season.
Bevan joined the club as a nine-year-old, progressing through the academy ranks and earning a two-year scholarship, which started in 2020.
Born in Winchester, he qualifies for Wales through his mother and has been capped at under-16, under-17 and under-19 level.
Originally a central midfielder, he was converted to a central defender when he was 14 and has revelled in the position.
In March 2021, Bevan was rewarded for his exploits with a first professional contract which will kick in following the end of his scholarship.
Bevan enjoyed a successful 2020/21 campaign which saw him make a number of appearances for the Cherries development squad.
And in pre-season 2021, he spent nine weeks working with the first-team squad and joined them on training camp in Marbella, featured in the friendly against Real Balompedica Linense.
Bevan was raised in Fair Oak near Eastleigh and attended Wyvern College. He also played youth football for Colden Common.
His older brother Taylor Bevan was crowned English Amateur Boxing champion in 2018, while his father Lester is a boxing coach.
Bevan captained the Cherries as they reached the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup in 2021/22 and also skippered them to the EFL Youth Alliance title.
In January 2022, he joined Southern Premier South outfit Truro City on a work experience loan.