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In the Spotlight: Steven Davies

This month, Steven Davies (1989-99) is in the spotlight:  

Tell us about what you do now. Has your time at the School influenced your life today?

 I am currently General Manager at Towers Health and Racquets Club, so am working right next door to the school. We have many OBMs and former staff as members of the Club that I see on a daily basis in fact. Without doubt the school has had a huge bearing on my life. The school certainly gave me a broad outlook and perspective on life but the fabulous sporting experiences probably had the biggest impact.

Tell us about your time at BMS. Do you have any special memories you would like to share?

I joined BMS in the Junior School in J3 and stayed right through until Sixth Form, leaving in 1999. Coming from a small village primary school, those early days could have been a bit daunting but sport, as it often does, helped settle me quickly and make friends and I never really looked back. I was fortunate to represent the school in rugby, football, cricket, swimming and squash and so there are too many great memories of these to share them all. But the highlights would be two cricket tours to the West Indies and a football tour to Mexico! I was very fortunate to be able to go on three tours like this in my time! 

Who was someone from your time at BMS who had an impact on you and why? 

There are too many to mention here but a few that stand out would be John Robinson in the Junior School who had a strong impact on my early sporting days and then the likes of David Hope, Nigel Chinnock, John White and Richard Chadwick who all gave me (and many others) huge support and encouragement both on the sports fields and in the Classroom. I think you only really appreciate what people like this do for you once you have left school and matured a bit, but seeing them all involved in OBM events really shows how much they cared about the school and why they were able to develop such strong teams and individuals.

What do you do like to do in your spare time?

I live in Ampthill currently with a wife and two girls aged 8 and 10, and so as you might expect lots of my time is spent running the kids around to their various sports clubs and competitions. I still find time to compete and play squash and recently captained the England  over 40s team in the Home International event which was a particular career highlight. I still play cricket every Saturday for Flitwick and turn out regularly for the OBM cricket side. More golf would be good if there was time!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

This is a tough one. I guess you always make some mistakes as you go along but I would just say it is best not to dwell on them and keep enjoying the good times and make the most of all the opportunities that come your way.

Are there any other thoughts you would like to share with the OBM and BMS community?

I loved my time at BMS and think it is great that there is such a strong OBM community that clearly feel the same way. Catching up with old faces at OBM events is always something to look forward to and it is great to hear and see the school continually driving standards and performing so well in so many areas today. We have a close link with the school at Club Towers with BMS running a squash programme out of the Club. This is a particular source of pride for me with the school no longer having courts of their own. To be in a position to be able to support the school and see how successful they have been in such a short space of time in a sport that gave me many happy memories has been wonderful, and long may it continue.

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