After playing briefly for a season at University Dave took a couple of years out of the sport and continued playing for his local rugby club in Mistley. He discovered the Gladiators in 2007 when they appeared at the Tendering show and joined for the last couple of games of that season. Since then Dave has fallen in love with both the sport and the club. After having played defensive tackle for the start of his career, Dave was moved to offensive guard in 2012. Skeptical at first, he showed faith in the coaches and they were right as he’s been a starting guard for the Gladiators ever since and loves it! Dave loves being a Colchester Gladiator, and notes that nearly all his best friends are Gladiators, he’s been a Gladiator’s best man, Godfather to a Gladiator’s daughter and some of the best times of his life have been with fellow Gladiators. It truly is a brotherhood.