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Blue kid on the block – Dominic Bernard

Posted: Wed 23 Oct 2013

Dominic Bernard

The latest Blues Academy product in the spotlight is full-back Dominic Bernard.

Name: Dominic Bernard
Date of birth: 29.03.97
Position: Full-back

What school did you go to? Chosen Hill School
What was the first team you played for and were they any good? Tredworth Tigers and yes!
Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it? Bernard.
How were you spotted by Blues? Playing for my local team.
How long have you been at the club? Four years.
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? My parents.
What are your strengths as a player? My stamina and technical ability.
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? My strength.
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? To have made a first team appearance.
How much interaction do you have with the first team? As part of my jobs I look after the first team footballs.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Work hard, then rest.
What boots do you wear? Nike Tiempos.
Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, tennis.
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Basketball player LeBron James.
Tell us something about you we wouldn’t know? I have an addiction to jam tarts and pancakes.
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Pasta.
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? My brother.
Who are your best friends in football? George O’Neill.
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Hardly, because I’ve forgotten the password.
Which team did you support as boy? Arsenal.
What is the best goal you have ever scored? It was a header and the winning goal in a game.
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Dani Alves or Philipp Lahm.
What is the most memorable match you have played in? It was an FA youth cup tie.
Describe yourself in three words? Hard-working, polite and dedicated.

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Dom Bernard (me).
Quickest? George O’Neill.
Best banter? Perry Cotton.
Hard man? Nat Kelly.
Biggest joker? Jake Weaver.
Most skilful? Callum Preston
Worst haircut? Callum Preston.
Best dressed? Dom Bernard (me).
Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper.
Future manager? Connal Trueman.

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