Here's a short insight into myself, those around me, and the things I find of interest and love doing.
- Born and bred in Rugby, Warwickshire, England (yes, the birthplace of the game Rugby - I still live a short 10 minute walk from Rugby School and the actual spot where it all began back in 1823)
- Married to Diana
- We have two great kids - one into sport, one into photography, both growing up (too quick) and at high school
Interests (in no particular order):
- music (which can range from just about anything and everything on any given day. Still learning to play the guitar)
- reading (particularly non-fiction and autobiographies)
- sport (see further below)
- researching family history
- local and regional social history
- the great outdoors (I will be out and about as often as I can)
- travel (still love to travel whenever and wherever I can. I was fortunate enough to have lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand in my early 20s)
- spending time with the family; either getting out and about or simply 'kicking back' at home
- catching up with friends and family
- food & drink
Very keen sportsman
- unofficially 'semi-retired' footballer; having played both here in the UK and Australia, but still play 5-a-side a couple of times each month
- FA qualified coach (Level 2). I also have qualifications in management and treatment of injuries and First Aid.
- ECB Level II qualified coach
- keen and active cricketer; I currently play for Willoughby Cricket Club, a village cricket club on the Warwickshire/Northants border near Rugby, and have done so since 1991. I am also the club's junior cricket coordinator (14 years), continue to coach the club's junior cricketers and manage one of the junior teams. Press Officer (15+ years) and on the club's Management Committee.
- A keen swimmer, at least 3 times a week.
- very keen follower of Nottingham Forest FC and Berwick Rangers FC
- An interest in just about every sport: football to cricket, rugby union and league, horse racing - and the social side of horseracing, American Football (recent convert!) even Australian Rules and GAA