Dave Earle MBE, is head coach and owner of Spit'n'Sawdust, Banbury’s boxing stable and fitness club! Born in Leamington Spa, Dave is a former champion boxer and kickboxer, who is now an award winning youth leader, and a much respected member of the Banbury community. His Spit'n'Sawdust gym is known for the positive role it provides, and in particular it’s success in reshaping the lives of youths with ‘social issues’.
Dave's work was recognised by his community, which led to him being voted the Leader/Volunteer of the year at the Cherwell Sports Awards in 2012, and also bestowed him the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In 2021, Dave was hounoured with an MBE. He presented a very moving talk at our first TEDxBanbury event in 2020.