Cameron thrilled to follow in family footsteps

1st July 2019

Cameron Evans is delighted to have followed in the footsteps of brother Jack having signed professional terms with Swansea City.

The 18-year-old defender has signed a deal through to June 2020, having featured for the club's under-18s, under-19s and under-23s last term.

Like midfielder and elder sibling Jack, Cameron has been with the Swans' academy since the age of eight.

Now, after a decade on the club's books, he has joined his brother - who recently returned to action after missing last season as he underwent successful treatment for cancer - in the professional ranks.

Cameron Evans

"I am really excited, I have been involved with the academy for a while now and signing that first professional contract is a big moment for any player," he said.

"My brother has also been in the academy and has a pro deal. I have always looked up to him and the boys in the under-23s, I have got to that stage now and I am really pleased.

"Obviously it's great for our family to have Jack and I involved with Swansea City and it would be great if we could get to play together one day."

Cameron Evans in action.

Evans served as the under-18s' vice-captain during the 2018-19 season, skippering the side on occasions, while he wore the armband in the under-19s' FAW Youth Cup final victory over TNS.

He also made a couple of appearances for the under-23s - starting their Checkatrade Trophy showdown with Stevenage, and coming on as a substitute in the Premier League Cup semi-final against Everton.

And he is keen to kick on during the 2019-20 campaign.

"I had great experiences last season. I enjoyed captaining the under-18s, whilst training with the under-23s really helped me to push on and learn," he added.

"Captaining the under-19s in the cup was fantastic too, and now I really want to try and make my stamp on things with the under-23s.

"Hopefully I can improve as a player and we can improve as a team."