David's big passion is sport

He was a keen schoolboy sportsman playing county cricket for North Yorkshire and represented the district at football, athletics and hockey.

David still plays cricket and football when he can but is more likely to be seen on the golf course, cycling around Richmond Park or trying to beat his PB in the weekly Park Run.

He lives in London with his partner Julie and son Oskar but gets back to his native North Yorkshire as often as he can to walk and cycle the hills.

For two years he wrote a weekly column for the Sunderland Echo and tells the story of his association with Sunderland AFC in the book “Tales of the Red and Whites” Volume 1.

David is an active supporter of several charities and is in the process of organising his own inaugural Golf Day at The Grove, supporting Blood Cancer UK, which is scheduled for Spring 2021.

In 2019 he solo walked 3 consecutive marathons over 3 consecutive days around the North Yorkshire moors to raise funds for School Aid India – a charity set up by his mum which supports a school for underprivileged children in the Indian city of Darjeeling.

He ran the Great North Run in 2013 to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation supporting cancer care in the North East, and the Royal London Parks Half Marathon in 2015 for Parkinson’s in support of his friend and Sky colleague Dave Clark.

David also joined Dave for his fund raising Coast to Coast Walk in 2016.
He’s also helped to raise funds for local charities Down’s South London helping children with Down’s Syndrome.