David Turner

David Turner

Co-Opted by Community Cricket Group

David Turner was a mathematics teacher in charge of cricket and rugby at two Kent grammar schools before becoming a founding director of a company building information systems. On retiring in 2002 he taught part time at a secure establishment for 12 to 17 years old young people. He has been a councillor in Gravesham Borough since 1976 and was Mayor in 1986.

He refereed rugby for over fifty years, at all levels below international and coached and selected various county and international youth teams over several decades. He has served on the committee of Kent Schools’ RFU since 1967 and is its Senior Vice President and Executive Administrator. In 2012 he was appointed Chairman of England Rugby (Schools) Governance Committee.

He played cricket for Bexley, Beckenham, Dartford and Gravesend, is a playing member of MCC and played for Kent 2nd XI. He has served in various coaching and administrative roles in Kent Schools’ Cricket since 1967 and is currently its President. He selected and coached English Schools’ regional and national teams at Under 15 and Under 18 levels and was Chairman of English Schools’ Cricket Association in 1988 and of the South Region from 1996 to 2001.

He worked within Kent County Cricket Club, under Colin Page, coaching aspiring young players and young professionals. From 1967 to 2002 he coached Kent’s Under 15 to Under 18 county teams. He has served on Kent Cricket Board (now Kent Cricket Community Group) from its inception and on Kent County Cricket Club General Committee, as a co-opted member, from 1979 until 2002 and from 2013. He is currently Chairman of the Pathway Group, which is responsible for the planning and delivery of programmes to identify and develop young talent.