Dave was a long standing Committee Member for both the local league as well as the Management Committee at the Centre.
He was the founder of Revelations BC, a Club formed from his contacts at the College where he worked (now Bucks New University). He tirelessly submitted league reports to the local paper and members remember fondly his unbiased and fair accounts of all matches.
He famously learned Italian and offered his coaching skills to the Italian Badminton Association, which epitomises his generous nature and love of the sport.
Indeed, until recently, Dave would still call the Centre for clarification on new rules of the sport, or scoring changes, such was his genuine interest in Badminton.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him at the Centre and remembered with much affection.
Dave’s funeral service will be held at the St Margaret’s Church, Tylers Green (HP10 8NY) at 11.00am on Monday 12th July. Current rules permit only 30 in church, so if more turn up some may have to stay outside. Hopefully the weather may be kind but better bring a brolly, just in case. After this, Dave will be buried at the Cock Lane cemetery 12 midday and there will be a wake at the Old Queens Head pub (HP10 8EY opposite the church) at 1pm. Same attendance rules apply at the pub but if the weather is ok we can gather in any number outside but if it’s raining, only 30 will be allowed inside and have to be seated and served at the table.
No flowers please but if you wish to make a donation, Dave’s preferred charities are; Cancer Research; Help the Aged; and British Heart Foundation. If you make a donation please make it in Dave’s name so they know where it has come from.