North Wales football clubs survive on the dedication and loyalty of people like Kai Davies.
The Mochdre Sports stalwart celebrates his 28th birthday on Sunday and plenty of people at the North Wales Coast East Premier Division club and no doubt beyond will be raising a glass to him.
Here is an insight into what makes Kai tick….
Date of Birth
7th November 1993
Teams you have played for
Mochdre Sports FC, Conwy Comrades (Sunday League)
Most memorable game played in
Mochdre Sports 4-1 Prestatyn Rovers in the Salisbury and Co Presidents Cup final in May 2013 – my first trophy for Mochdre.
Biggest highlight of football career so far
Playing for North Wales Coast FA in the final of the Regions Cup qualifiers vs South Wales FA at Newtown in 2018
Best goal scored
A 90th minute header which was the winning goal for North Wales Coast FA in a 3-2 victory against Central Wales at Conwy Borough.
Strengths to your game
Heading, passing, organising
I collect far too many yellow cards
Best team-mate played alongside
Amir Movahedi. He never made it into men’s football due to injuries but at 17/18 years old he was the best around.
Hardest opponent faced
James Harper from Prestatyn Sports. His loyalty to Prestatyn over the years is even better as I’m sure he could have played a lot higher.
Biggest influence in football
My Dad – he has come to every game home and away since I can remember and isn’t afraid to criticise me or my team-mates.
Alex Doombar Williams, the lad is something special
Favourite away ground
Blaenau Ffestiniog. Lovely pitch and I always seem to play well down there and score.
Other sporting achievements
A break of 15 in snooker.
How do you feel the season is going for Mochdre Sports?
I think we’ve started the season really well considering we’ve had a poor last couple of years. I think to finish in the top 6 would be a good achievement for us and a good platform for us to go again next season.
How is the club adjusting to life in the North Wales Coast East Premier?
I think it’s been a good move for Mochdre as we were spending countless weekends playing away in Anglesey and we now have the chance to play in a lot more competitive local derby fixtures which get good crowds. Also the addition of Rhyl 1879 to the league is a great challenge to go and give your best against them.
I just want to play for as long as possible till the injuries take their toll and maybe give Tier 3 a go one day as I feel I could hold my own at that level.
Best country visited
Favourite chocolate bar
Best after-match venue
The Crown, Aberffraw. Great scran.
Best film seen
Current favourite song
Easy On Me – Adele
Favourite TV show
TV show you dislike most
Best quality as a person
I’m really sound
I’m a control freak/OCD
Best live show/concert seen
Plans for your birthday?
A win for Conwy Comrades on Sunday morning and a roast dinner after.
Tell us something about you we might not know
My Uncle, David Collier was a professional for Shrewsbury, Crewe and Wales.