Former Shrewsbury Town footballer, Charles Steward, has earned First Class Honours in his degree.
Charles Steward, age 22, from Swindon, will graduate with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science during a ceremony at Worcester Cathedral in November.
“I feel extremely proud that my hard work has paid off through achieving a First,” he said. “Initially, I didn't really want to go down the route of education, as I was attempting to make it professionally in football; I had a scholarship for two years with Shrewsbury Town. After leaving Shrewsbury Town I decided to go to college and then once I started my degree at the University of Worcester, I realised I had found a course which I enjoyed and that I could relate to football away from the pitch, which was pivotal for my decision to focus on my career in Sport and Exercise Science.”
Charles added: “I am now going to Beijing Sport University (BSU) to complete a Masters in Sport Nutrition/Physiology. I will be attending BSU for 4 years on a fully funded Chinese government scholarship. In my first year I will be learning Mandarin to prepare myself for writing my essays and to hold conversations with local people. After completing my Masters I would like to complete a Phd back in England and attempt to work in football as either a physiologist or nutritionist.”