Mike Davies’ involvement in athletics goes back about 60 years. He was a very competent and versatile athlete, competing for club and county to British League standard in throws, high jump and hurdles.
He started ‘putting back’ into the sport in 1959 when he got his coaching qualification. Not content with coaching, in the 1980s, he added field judging to his skills and regularly found himself both competing and officiating at club fixtures. More recently, he has undertaken many administrative duties in the sport both at club and county level.
Mike was Development Officer for Kent from 1996-2000, club official’s secretary since 1985 and President of Blackheath and Bromley Harriers in 2000. His records set at V50 and V60 for hammer still stand at the club some 20 to 30 years later while his contribution to coaching has been recognised by the British Athletics Supporters club in the hammer discipline. His professionalism, technical competence and knowledge are a credit to the sport.
His enthusiasm and dedication remains and he is still out and about over 200 days a year; whether it’s coaching, officiating, organising match officials, liaising on league arrangements, ensuring we have team managers in place or keeping our local track manager in line.