|Date of Birth: |
|Place of birth:|
Shrewsbury Town FC
|2018-2019 (on loan)|
Nuneaton Borough FC
|2019 (on loan)|
Chippenham Town FC
I’m Rhys Davies, I’m 19 years old and a left back at Hereford FC.
How do you prepare for an (important) competition? (music, rituals, etc.)
My preparation for games changes all the time, I always make sure I am well rested and have a good pre match meal, but other than that I have no pre match rituals I have to do.
Who are the most important people within football environment?
It’s got to be the fans and volunteers, you can have the best players and coaches in the world but without the fans there wouldn’t be the football environment we have.
Rhys, you started your football career by Shrewsbury Town FC. How did you experienced the youth competitions?
I joined Shrewsbury Town to do my Scholarship and I didn’t enjoy the youth competitions, as they are very unrealistic and nice in comparison to what real football is and coming from a non-league club that wasn’t how I played or enjoyed playing the game.
By Shrewsbury Town FC you was loaned out to Nuneaton Borough FC. How did you experience these period?
I loved my loan spell at Nuneaton, they gave me my chance in senior football at 17 in the National League North and I cannot thank them enough for it. Playing with some top players, under a good management team and a great fan base was a brilliant experience at that age, and playing in games like Stockport away and scoring my first senior goal are moments I’ll never forget!
After your time by Shrewsbury Town FC, you moved to your current football club Hereford FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?
One big difference was obviously going from training every day, to then training only twice a week in the evenings, and to start with it did take some adjusting. But apart from that there was little difference, two big clubs, big fan bases and both very have professional set ups.
What can you remember about your first team debut with Hereford ?
I remember my league debut for Hereford very well, it was a great feeling making my debut for the club I’d always supported, knowing all the fans want you to succeed being one of their own only drove me to work harder for them. For us to equalise in the 93rd minute having put in a good performance made the day special and one I will never forget!
What were your highs and lows during your football career?
The highs have to be my spells at Nuneaton Borough and Chippenham Town last season. I played in some massive games in front of big crowds, scored my first senior goal and picked up some important assists in my first taste of senior football and I was most importantly loving playing. I haven’t had many lows so far in my career, but I have been disappointed with this season and how little a chance I have been given as I feel like I’ve deserved one given how I’ve trained and played in friendly’s but it happens to everyone and I will make sure to correct it when the season starts again.
Rhys, what is the most important football lesson you have learned and who taught you that?
The most important lesson is probably a quote I’ve seen at almost every club I’ve been at since I was very young, which is “be better today, than yesterday, every day.”
Rhys, What is your ambition in your football career?
I want to play at the highest level possible and become the best player I can.