Ash Nicholls pulled on the national shirt at Wembley, now he is a molecular biologist trying to find life saving drugs
Ash Nicholls now works for Cancer Research UK, conducting experiments to find drugs which in his hope would save lifes one day
Mr Nicholls, 39, screens for drugs that could prevent children who have recovered from Leukemia from falling ill again.
He spends his days and sometimes nights in a laboratory in Cambridge, conducting experiments and talking to other scientists about new research.
Hanging up his boot, Ash Nicholls is now in the business of saving lives