David became involved with CETC after his daughter Rebecca was spotted by Head Coach Lauren, at the annual recreational trampoline competition at Craiglockhart Sports Centre, Edinburgh,
when Rebecca was then invited to join CETC at the Crags in 2006.
Shortly after, Rebecca’s mum Allison, also started helping out at the Club – doing manual recording and certificate writing at competitions. Allison and Davie started organising bag-packing fundraisers at supermarkets in & around Edinburgh – helping to raise a substantial amount of money for Club funds over the years.
Davie decided (with only a little persuasion!) to undertake a Trampoline Judging course, in order to support the Club at Scottish Gymnastics events. Davie has since judged at many Scottish, local & Club competitions- fully supporting the gymnast entries from CETC. He has also been regularly asked to present medals & certificates at CETC Championships – which he has always carried out with enthusiasm & praise for all involved.
Davie (and Allison) was also a regular attender at CETC Club meetings & AGM’s throughout the years- with his suggestions & advice gratefully received on many occasions. Davie held the post of Club Chair and subsequently Vice-Chair for many years – before finally resigning his post at the Club AGM in March 2014.
Davie and Allison’s daughter, Rebecca, retired from competitive DMT after the British National Championships in 2010 due to a recurring knee injury, and subsequently, competitive trampolining after the Scottish Nationals in 2013. Rebecca continues to pass on her experience & expertise at the Club as a Level 2 Trampoline coach.
As a mark of appreciation for his services to the Club, Davie was presented with an Honorary Life Membership of CETC at the 2014 AGM – only the second ever recipient of this Award.