Michael Allen will depart Edinburgh at the end of the season
The 26-year-old is embarking on career in the financial sector
Allen joined the Scottish club from Ulster in 2015
Edinburgh announced that Irish winger Michael Allen will depart the club at the end of the season to embark on a career in the financial sector.
The 26-year-old joined the Scottish club from Ulster in 2015 and went on to make 31 appearances for the Pro12 side.
NEWS | Allen steps away from pro game after fulfilling lifelong dream.
— Edinburgh Rugby (@EdinburghRugby) May 4, 2017
Allen has made the decision to make a drastic career change and hang up his boots.
“The decision to pursue a new career away from rugby was an extremely hard one to make and one that took a lot of thought and deliberation,” Allen said in a statement released by the club this evening.
Awsome things ahead for my best mate @MichaelAllen13 and his family.Taking a brave next step into the ‘real world’+no doubt success ahead.✊🏻
— Niall Annett (@NiallAnnett2) May 4, 2017
@MichaelAllen13 good luck bro with the next chapter best wishes to you and the family bro
— Nick Williams (@nick8williams) May 4, 2017
“As a family, we have fallen in love with Edinburgh and see the place as a home-from-home, so we’re delighted to continue living in the city and I look forward to supporting the boys in the seasons to come.”