Happy 60th birthday for SEGC stalwart Jeff Davis

IT WAS a great weekend for everyone at South Essex Gymnastics Club at the British Championships – but it was extra special for club stalwart Jeff Davis.

Jeff, who has been an integral part of the coaching set-up at the club for over two decades, was one of for SEGC members who was a judge at the event in Liverpool.

Jeff Davis, Senior Advisory Coach
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – South Essex’s Jeff Davis got the perfect 60th birthday present with the club’s success at the British Championships.

He joined Dave Massam, David Rapley and Matt Jackson on the judging panel at the Echo Arena.

All were treated to a great spectacle with SEGC’s Max Whitlock retaining his British title, and club-mates Anthony Wise, Reiss Beckford, Brinn Bevan and Jay Thompson also impressing.

And it proved the perfect present for Jeff – who celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday.

SEGC’s head coach Scott Hann said: “Jeff was the old head coach of the gym years ago when I was a gymnast.

“He is an ex-Olympian himself. And the club would not be here if it wasn’t for Jeff.

“What is happening now is part of his legacy. And I know he is proud of everything we have done.

“In fact all of us (Dave Massam, David Rapley and Matt Jackson) are ex-gymnasts and are now running the club.

“So I am sure that is something Jeff is rightly proud of the success on the weekend and it would have been a great 60th birthday present for him.”