Tom Davis Judo

British Champion

Commonwealth Champion

Tom was an energetic child, which his mother used to help him experience a wide variety of sports. Although he enjoyed physical activity, a number of issues meant Tom couldn’t participate in his chosen sport of Judo during his teenage years. Aged 17, he was inspired by the high achievers at his local judo club to return to the sport and strive for black belt status. A year later, Tom achieved his goal.

Tom was later selected to represent Great Britain. Moving his training up a gear, Tom improved greatly, and drastically overhauled his fitness routine to move weight category, from 100kg to 81kg. At his new weight Tom went from strength to strength, winning both the Commonwealth and British Judo Championships in 2005.

Despite being in contention for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, Tom missed out on the competition spot and was named as reserve for both events.

Tom through his role as an Athlete Mentor uses the expertise he has gained from years of delivering in schools to help them to support, develop and improve their students’ lives through sport.

On his role as an Athlete Mentor, Tom comments: “I hope that I can offer the advice young people need to supply them with the building blocks for their future.  As long as you focus on your dreams and goals, surround yourself with positive people and don’t take any notice of negativity, you can be whatever you want to be. It is how we strive for our goals that makes us the people we are.”

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