Kidderminster Harriers FC
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Carrick Rangers FC
Grays Athletic FC
Heybridge Swifts FC
Grays Athletic FC
Bishop’s Stortford FC
Concord Rangers FC
Kidderminster Harriers FC
Hi, I’m Correy Davidson, I’m 26, from Ireland and I’m defender/winger.
How important is football to you?
Football is very important to me because it’s something that I’ve done all of my life, it’s what I’ve grown up doing and it’s what I love. It’s not only a sport, it’s much more than that, to me, it’s a way of life. A lot of lads like me, I’m sure feel football is their getaway as well as their career.
How do you prepare for an (important) competition? (music, rituals, etc.)
I’ve only a couple of things I like to do before a game in terms of rituals and that music. I always no matter what, listen to at least one Irish song and in the dressing room, my right shin guard always goes on first.
Who are the most important people within football environment?
Most important people in my football environment, obviously the gaffer/coach, as you’re learning from him every day but away from that. My grandad who has and always will be and Ryan Maxwell, who’s my agent/friend, who brought me over from Ireland to England and gave me the chance to express myself over here, he’s helped me a lot over my time here in England with advice and looking out for me, I owe him a lot.
Correy, you started your football career by Bohemian FC in Dublin. How did you experience these period ?
My experience at Bohemians was definitely a learning curve, I was a young 18 year old going from schoolboy football into a top first team in Ireland. I trained and played with some top league of Ireland players with experience. Aaron Callaghan handed me my first team debut in the Setanta cup and handed me my league debut in the local derby against Shelbourne. Overall I really enjoyed the time I had with Bohs!
After your time by Bohemian FC, you moved to Carrick Rangers FC in North Ireland. Why did you choose for Carrick Rangers FC in North Ireland ? And how was your time there ?
At the time when I signed for Carrick Rangers, there was a few clubs interested in getting me but, Carrick Rangers, at the time had Michael Hughes in Charge and he was a quality player in the premier league and internationally too. As a young player I always wanted to learn and I just thought that would be right for me. Turned out, it was right for me, I loved my time at Carrick Rangers, everyone at the club was brilliant and very good to me, the two seasons I had there were some of my favourite. Great club.
On September 2014 you moved after 2 years football in North Ireland to AFC Sudbury in England. Did you noticed a lot of difference between your time in Ireland, North Ireland and England ?
When I moved to England and started playing for Sudbury, there was a difference, I think for me, non-league was a bit more physical than the leagues I was in, in Ireland/Northern Ireland. There’s talented footballers in Ireland/Northern Ireland and England. But I think in terms of physicality, England tops that.
In England you have played for a lot of difference football clubs. At which club did you learned the most?
I’ve played for a lot of clubs in England, some have been absolutely brilliant to me. Especially Grays Athletic, I loved the spells I had at the club and I’ll always remain a fan but I have to say, I’ve learned the most already at Kidderminster Harriers, I’ve had to adapt into a new position at left wing back/left back and it’s been a challenge I’ve enjoyed, with being full time, you pick up a lot more stuff in training than you do when you’re part time, so you’re always improving.
What is your best moment in your football career?
I’ve had some great moments in my career. It’s been a long journey so far, I scored against Russia for Ireland in the world U games, it was the opening game of the tournament in Russia and they were the favourites, we went on to win the game 2-1. Which was amazing but for me, signing that professional contract for Kidderminster and becoming full time, that’s my best moment. As a player, you do all the work to wake up every morning and train and play football every day, so I don’t think anything can beat that moment. So far, hopefully there’s more to come.
What are your personal goals for the second part of this season?
My goals for the second half of the season are to definitely 1. Score more goals and 2. Get more assists but mainly help my team push up the league and see how far we can go in the second half of the season, it’ll be a challenge for us but I’m looking forward to it.