Dave, as one of our longest serving active referees, has set an outstanding example at national level both in England and Scotland but especially in his beloved North Midlands, of how to be the best.
In addition to this he is respected at all levels for his brilliance in the development of referee coaching for the RFU.
Whist excelling on the pitch he has dedicated himself to a vast array of administration roles, including being a Federation Representative, being a hard working member of the Rugby Football Referees Union, serving on many RFU committees and working parties and being at different time the Chair, Society Treasurer and Secretary. This incredibly busy member still finds the time to assist anyone who needs his own brand of reassurance.
We all hope that Dave will continue to serve the Society with distinction for many more years and that he will continue to inspire the new generation of whistlers to follow in his footsteps both on and off the pitch.