Following an invitation to take part in trials for the GB Bobsleigh team in 2012, David was invited to be a member of the Development Squad. His achievements as part of the GB Bobsleigh team include competing in the Europa Cup, the North America Cup, the World Cup and of course the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Following his return from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia where he was part of Team GB bobsleigh he started to deliver motivational talks and activities for individuals and teams.  He also volunteered as a School Sport Coordinator, which involved networking with various local primary schools with a focus on sharing good practice.

With a deep knowledge of sports science, developed through a BSc in Science in Health Exercise and Sport and further with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science he has applied his knowledge and experience to write fast and effective training and nutrition plans. Practicing what he preaches, he also completed a team deadlift world record. His abilities in the health and fitness industry not only include working as part of a highly effective team but also in other transferable skills such as writing a best-selling book, 'Live to inspire'.

Giving Back

As a keen athlete he is currently part of the extended coaching team at Tonbridge Athletics Club in a voluntary role, where he supports athletes with throws coaching as well as performance lifestyle support. He has acted as a coach with the Welsh Athletics organisation, which involved identifying talent, and coaching and mentoring young athletes and ensuring progression.

David is keen to support the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust as an athlete mentor to support young people in their development to obtain education, employment or work experience and increase their wellbeing.

Competitive Record

  • 2014: Member of the GB Men’s Bobsleigh team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi
  • 2013: 24th place in the 4 Man Bobsleigh at the Olympic Test event, Sochi
  • 2013: 23rd place in the 4 Man Bobsleigh at the World Championships, St Moritz
  • 2013: 18th place in the 2 Man Bobsleigh at the Europa Cup, Konigssee
  • 2013: 11th place in the 2 man Bobsleigh at the World Cup, Altenberg
  • 2012: 17th place in the 4 man Bobsleigh at the World Cup, La Plagne
  • 2012: 5th place in the 4 man Bobsleigh at the Europa Cup, La Plagne
  • 2012: 11th place in the 4 man Bobsleigh at the Europa Cup, Winterburg
  • 2012: 7th place in the 4 man Bobsleigh at the Europa Cup, Igls