Nathaniel Jarvis

Nathaniel Jarvis

Personal Details

Club:
Chippenham Town FC
Full Name:
Nathaniel Jarvis
Nationality:
Antigua and Barbuda
Wales
Date of Birth:
20-10-1991
Place of birth:
Cardiff
Position:
Forward
Shirt number:
9

Career

2010-13
Cardiff City FC
2010 (on loan)
Southend United FC
2011-12 (on loan)
Newport County AFC
2012-13 (on loan)
Forest Green Rovers FC
2013 (on loan)
Kidderminster Harriers FC
2013
Brackley Town FC
2013-14
Bath City FC
2014
Gloucester City FC
2014 (on loan)
Cirencester Town FC
2014-15
Cirencester Town FC
2015-17
Hungerford Town FC
2017
Bath City FC
2018-
Chippenham Town FC

Interview

Introduce yourself…

Hi I’m Nathaniel Jarvis, 27 Years of age and I play for Chippenham Town in the National League South.

How important is football for you?

Football is an escape from everyday life for me. A way of life, to stay fit and healthy. As well as way to socialise with mates.

What is your best moment in your football career?

Best Career moment for me is a difficult one. It’s between scoring for Cardiff City v Oxford United in the league cup. The year they reached the final. Playing at Wembley in the FA Trophy final or scoring my first international goal for Antigua v Dominican Republic.

How do you prepare for an (important) competition? (music, rituals, etc.)

Every games important to me. I prepare the same for everyone. I like to relax fully up until I reach the ground. I have breakfast at 9/10am and listen to music on my journey to games. I don’t like to think about the game until I arrive at a stadium. I don’t like to over think.

In the past you played football for Cardiff City. How did you experienced The youth competencies?

Really enjoyed my time at Cardiff. Playing my youth team football there helped me learn my trade as a striker. I went on loan to Southend at 18 which was a great experience. Played a handful of U21 games and went on loan to Newport County. Which I loved. Playing men’s football with players who had real things to play for like their families etc. was a real eye opener. I came back to Cardiff at 20 and wasn’t allowed to go back out on loan as I was needed for U21s and it didn’t compare with men’s football. It was a very unrealistic level of football. No match day buzz from any fans. It depressed me in fact as there was nothing to look forward to. I was only allowed out on loan towards the end of my contract once i learnt that I wasn’t going to get another contract at the club either club gaining promotion to the Premiership.

After the youth, you were loaned out by Cardiff City to other clubs. How did you experience these periods?

I went on numerous loans. I learned different things on each of them. Each manager had different expectations etc. Different types of people I encountered. I learnt how cut throat the game of football can be. You can go from being comfortable to being out of your comfort zone in the blink of an eye. The loans helped me grow up quickly. 

With Southend United you have played in the Football League Two. How did you experienced this competition?

I enjoyed my time at Southend. I made a handful of appearances as a sub over the 2 months I was there. Would have liked to play more but I was competing with experienced men for a starting place and I had none. Was the first time being away from home as well which I found hard at the beginning. But got my head around it quickly. Really enjoyed that level of football and the physical battle I faced in each game. Made me grow as a young player.

You have also played football for the national team of Antigua and Barbuda. What was it like to join the national football team of Antigua and Barbuda?

Joining the Antiguan National team was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Was able to travel around the Caribbean. See football from a different perspective. I’ve got 9 caps so far and scored 3 goals. Was very difficult getting used to the heat and the pitches. Completely different game over that side of the world. But ultimately I felt very proud to be a part of the National Team.

What are your personal goals this season?

This season I would like to make the play offs with Chippenham Town, to score over 20 goals and play over 45 games again this season.

What is your dream for your football career ?

 To play and enjoy football as long as I can. Playing the game is a blessing.



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