Hello and a warm welcome back to our “In the Spotlight” series. This month, we’ve got Greg Davis from Sun Bowls Club in the hot seat.
Let’s get cracking, Greg!
I’ve been the Senior Vice President of Sun Bowls Club for one year, and also the President of Bowls Jersey for the last seven.
Back in 2000!
You get such a diverse range of people, all wanting to achieve different things. Some are social bowlers while some are competitive. The fact that bowls can deliver on so many levels – club, locally, nationally and internationally – and can be played by anyone of any age and ability is amazing. Isn’t it great to have something that can bring so many people together?
A few: Atlantic Championships Fours Gold 2015, British Isles 4s Winners 2016, and Atlantic Championships Fours Silver 2019.
Spending Sundays with the Grandparents! They took up bowls, dragged me along, and when I was too short for the table football I had to give bowls a go! I found it quite enjoyable, and I was above average! I got my first Club cap and Island cap relatively quickly, which kept me motivated. The rest, as they say, is history.
I started life as a Bursary Student at Touchstone Wealth Management, who supported me as I attended the University of Southampton to get my degree – although I failed the second year for spending too much time at the bowls club! After university, I spent the next ten years of my life with them, rising to Head of Consultancy. After a private equity takeover, I decided it wasn’t for me. I happily joined one of my clients as a Technology Services Manager, and I’ve been there for the last two years!
Me, cooking?! Well anyone who is living might wish they weren’t after that! That’s a tough one, because there are far too many options! But my top three would have to be Barack Obama (it would be fun to try and get some secrets out of him), someone entertaining like Michael McIntyre to make sure there’s never a quiet moment and, of course, Sir David Attenborough – that man can do no wrong! I guess a musician for after dinner entertainment might be handy, as well as someone from the sport and business worlds to cover all bases. Sadly I can’t narrow it down more than that!
I wish I had the time outside of bowls! I am currently winless in a new darts league that we formed to attract more people to the bowls club! I am also a very unsuccessful pier fisherman in the summer months.
I’ve never really considered moving away from Jersey. It’s perhaps too small but it’s very safe and comfortable. Australia would probably be my next big place to go and live – again, for its diversity of activities, people, and the more culture they seem to have down there!
My iPhone. I know everyone will moan and groan that it’s the killer of conversations, but my life is on my phone and without it I would be lost! Also, Bowlr on the move wouldn’t be the same!
I have two kittens whose favourite hobby is tearing up the carpets when I’m not there. I’ll have the last laugh though when they get the snip!
I guess I could say karaoke on a Friday night, but that’s unfortunately not hidden and undeniably isn’t a talent. The more I answer these questions the less interesting I realise I am!
That’s easy! I’d buy property for the family as Jersey house prices are ludicrous.
Summer – Jersey is lovely when the sun is out, but can be a bit limited in the winter. Perhaps elsewhere it would be different. Plus, I am a massive fan of outdoor bowls and while I do play indoor bowls, I’d rather be in the fresh air.
Probably a round of golf to clear the head, or if the tide is right, a paddle board around some of Jersey’s beautiful coastline.
A lovely French baguette. I’ll just have to hope someone else brings some decent cheese, ham and pickled onions!
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