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Ceri Evans

Ceri Evans
Personal information
Full name Ceri L Evans
Date of birth (1963-10-02) 2 October 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979-1981 Nelson United 29 (6)
1981 Wellington Diamond United 11 (1)
1982 Christchurch United 21 (2)
1983 Dunedin City 21 (2)
1984-1987 Christchurch United 91 (5)
1988 Otago University AFC
1989-1994 Oxford United 116 (3)
1994-1995 Marlow ? (1)
1995-1996 Aberystwyth Town 2 (0)
National team
1980-1993 New Zealand 56 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ceri Evans (born 2 October 1963 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a New Zealand former association football player who frequently represented his country as a central defender in the 1980s and 1990s.

After graduating in medicine with distinction from the University of Otago, Evans attended Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, gaining a first class honours in Experimental Psychology while playing football for Oxford United.[1] He is the son of Gwyn Evans who played professionally for Crystal Palace, for Christchurch United and Nelson United in New Zealand and who also became a senior official in the New Zealand Football Association.[2]

Ceri's interest in traumatic memory saw him interview over 100 violent offenders to gain his PhD. He was awarded the Gaskell Gold Medal by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and specialised in forensic psychiatry.

After returning home to Christchurch, Ceri served as Clinical Director of the Canterbury Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service, led national projects on violence risk assessment and prison mental health screening and served as an expert witness in leading civil and criminal cases.

Ceri has been invited into leading organisations across the spectrum to support their drive for excellence in demanding, high stakes environments.

His Red-Blue mind model is used by people serious about performing under pressure, from doctors to lawyers, from executive teams to special teams, and from professionals to amateurs. He is perhaps best known for his work with the New Zealand All Blacks for whom he has provided specialist consultancy since 2010.

In 2018 Ceri was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and awarded his football coaching A licence.

His book 'Perform Under Pressure' is due for publication in July 2019 in New Zealand and Australia and September in the UK.

International career

Evans made his full All Whites debut in a 5-1 win over Kuwait on 16 October 1980[3] and ended his international playing career with 56 A-international caps and 2 goals to his credit,[4][5] his final cap coming in a 0-3 loss to Australia on 6 June 1993.[3]

Professional career

  • MBChB MA MSc Dip ForMH MRCPsych PhD.: University of Otago MBChB;
  • University of Oxford MA (Experimental Psychology);
  • Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatrists (and Gaskell Gold Medal winner);
  • Career in forensic psychiatry;
  • Founder of 'Gazing', a motivational psychology consultancy

References

  1. ^ "Kiwis in the football league". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ Maddaford, Terry (30 June 2000). "Obituary: Gwyn Evans". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2009.

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