David has had a huge involvement within the UK and European CrossFit Community both as an athlete and coach for a number of years. Having spent most of his adult life around sport, competition, and helping others achieve their goals he is proud to continue supporting the best fitness community in the world.
Starting out as a competitive Sprinter and Hurdler throughout high school and for a number of years thereafter, David went on to serve as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Air Force, subsequently participating in numerous Strength and Conditioning programs before being introduced to CrossFit by a fellow coach back in 2011.
“CrossFit has transformed the way I train, coach and compete, in such a positive way and have met so many wonderful people along the way, and for this I feel very privileged”.
David received the ‘Directors Special Award’ at the Soldiering On Awards 2018 for the success of his affiliate CrossFit Spitfire and his mentoring support to the Military Veterans Community, David is also the X-Forces Ambassador for East Anglia providing support to the Veteran community through the X-Forces network.
David is a qualified Level 2 CrossFit Coach, and has had the unique opportunity to coach at a number of other UK affiliates, alongside coaching on The Athlete Program as an Adaptive Coach. He has also competed in numerous UK CrossFit competitions both as an Individual and in Team events, and has also judged at a number of high profile events, including as Head Judge. He also holds a British Weightlifting Level 2 Coach certification and Officials Licence, and Strength and Power Level 1 alongside numerous other coaching qualifications.
Fun fact about David: He is also an experienced professional Automotive Test Driver and Engineer, Motorsport track day instructor, Bushcraft Survival Instructor and qualified Private Pilot.