Interview Ben Gerring

BEN GERRING

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Personal Details

Club:
Woking FC
Full Name:
Ben Gerring
Nationality:
English
Date of Birth:
01-01-1991
Place of birth:
Torquay
Position:
Centre Half
Shirt number:
5

Career

2010-2012
Weymouth FC
2012
Kettering Town FC
2012
Cambridge City FC
2012-2013
Taunton Town FC
2013
Truro City FC
2013-2014
Bideford AFC
2014
Hayes & Yeading FC
2014 (on loan)
Gosport Borough FC
2014-2015
Truro City FC
2015
Margate FC
2015
Hayes & Yeading FC
2015-2017
Torquay United FC
2017 (on loan)
Weston-Super-Mare AFC
2017 (on loan)
Truro City FC
2017-2018
Truro City FC
2018
Billericay Town FC
2018 (on loan)
Truro City FC
2018-
Woking FC

Interview

Tell us little about yourself…

I’m Ben Gerring, player for Woking FC.

What type of defender is are you ?

I think I’m best know as no nonsense, head and kick everything then pass to the players that can play!

Who are the most important people within football environment?

Most important people are those within the 4 walls in the dressing room. It’s a long old season and you’ll be tested throughout, it’s important to stick together.

Ben, you started your football career by Plymouth Argyle FC. How did you experienced the youth competitions?

I loved my time at Plymouth, I started as a young school boy and worked myself up to a scholarship and then 1st year professional. We enjoyed 2 really good FA Youth Cup runs reaching the quarter finals one year to lose out to Daniel Sturbridge and his Man City side! The following year we were beaten by Tottenham in the last 16.

After your time by Plymouth Argyle FC, you moved to Weymouth FC. Was there a lot of difference between these clubs?

Yes, proper football at Weymouth! I had to grow up, and quickly because they were in a lot of trouble at the time with things above the players heads. My first season of men’s football and we started with -10pts so it was a tough season but we managed to stay up, very good club that I hope to play for again before I retire.

After two years at Weymouth FC, you played at several football clubs. At which club did you learned the most?

I would say I learnt the most at Torquay, I signed there like you say after moving around a bit and it wasn’t doing me any favours. I settled at Torquay and began to grow up a bit.

By Torquay United FC, you played two years and you was loaned out to Weston-Super-Mare AFC and Truro City FC. How did you experience these periods?

The loans were tough because I felt at the time I could help the team, but I fell out of favour and had to go and play. Both Weston and Truro were great with me and I enjoyed both loan spells.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever experienced in a match?

I’ve not actually seen anything crazy to be honest, but my head injury for Weymouth against Brackley has pretty impressive! 10 stitches.

In October 2018 you played for Billericay Town FC. Why did you chose for Billericay?

I chose them because of the ambition from the then owner Glenn Tamplin, we had a very good side for that level and I was hopeful it was going to be a good move for me.

What is your ultimate dream after your football career ?

My dream after football is to retire with no regrets, a healthy body and my car dealership business to be fully up and running where I can see out the rest of my working days.


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