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Meet the Player: Gavin Sharpe (CPD Llannerchymedd)

Gavin Sharpe (blue) in past action for Llangefni

Full Name

Gavin Sharpe

Birthday

July 1st

Occupation

Mechanical Fitter

Teams you have played for

Llannerchymedd FC, Llangefni Town, Holyhead Hotspur, Bodedern Athletic, Gwalchmai

Position

Midfield

Biggest highlight of football career so far

Representing the Anglesey side in the Island Games in Gotland in 2017 I would place at the top and in close 2nd I would say representing Wales in the UEFA Regions Cup in Estonia in 2014 where we became the first Welsh side to win a match in the competition.

Best goal scored

Gavin Sharpe in action for Hotspur

For me it was a winning goal for Holyhead Hotspur against Buckley Town. I won’t hit one like that again!

Strengths to your game

Work rate, heart

Weaknesses

Aerial ability

Best team-mate played alongside

I’d say Dion Donohue in the Boded days. Tom Taylor is also another one up there! Quality player.

Hardest opponent faced

I’d probably say Darren Thomas from Caernarfon. Playing in midfield with him sitting in pockets behind you was a nightmare to deal with.

Biggest influence in football

My biggest influence in football was always my father, taking me to every home and away matches through the junior leagues. I was also very lucky to be playing around fantastic players when coming through as a 16 year old. Experienced players like Kevin Wallis and Arwyn Hughes taught me a lot in the early days.

Gavin says: “One of my favourite photos! Everyone happy and all us as friends winning trophies together! Nothing will beat it!”

Funniest team-mate

Dewi Thomas. Fantastic player one of the best but he also is a great guy to have around the changing rooms.

Favourite away ground

On its day not many can beat Y Traeth in Porthmadog. As for an away day Barmouth is always an enjoyable one with the fans. 🍺

Other sporting achievements

Played a lot of snooker back in the day won a few competitions on the island.

Personal football ambitions

Not looking too far ahead at the moment. I’m looking forward to the season ahead and hopefully we’ll have trophies to play for at the end of the season.

RANDOM QUESTIONS

Best country visited

Tenerife

Favourite chocolate bar

Galaxy

Best after-match venue

Llandudno Junction. They have a great sports bar!

Best film seen

Cool Runnings

Current favourite song

James – Born In Frustration

Favourite TV show

Friends

TV show you dislike most

There are many! Love Island… Desperate Housewives of Cheshire… The Only Way Is Essex… to name a few!

Best quality as a person

Patience

Worst fault

Too calm at times 😂

Best live show/concert seen

(L to R) Glen Power, Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan of The Script attend the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on July 6, 2018 in London. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

The Script

Do you think Llannerchymedd are set for a successful season once football starts again?

I hope so. We haven’t been placed in the Tier we were hoping to be in, for whatever reason that may have been. But If we can replicate what he have done as a team in the past then we have a chance. There have been a few changes and some of the lads haven’t played together in years. Pre season might be a short one due to the current pandemic but will be the same for every team. We’ve all been in regular contact through lockdown putting our runs up on chat so the motivation is definitely there to try and make it a successful season.

Tell us something about you we might not know

This is the only question I haven’t been able to answer! 😂

(Dave: Can I have a go at this one? You share a birthday with former Manchester United and Netherlands legendary striker Ruud van Nistelrooy)

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