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David Smith
Owner, CrossFit Spitfire
Soldiering On Award Winner, 2018

Reserve Judge

David is the Owner and Head Coach of CrossFit Spitfire based in Norwich.  Having established his startup business in 2016 with the assistance of X-Forces Enterprise and funding provided by the Start Up Loans company, the business has grown rapidly and seen phenomenal success both within this local community and as a brand across the UK and European fitness community.
David served as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Air Force, serving across the UK and abroad, including Afghanistan in support of Operation Herrick in 2005-2006.  He received the ‘Directors’ Special Award’ at the Soldiering On Awards 2018 for the success of Spitfire and mentoring support to the Veteran Community, business start ups, planning, digital marketing and consultancy.  David is also the East Anglian X-Forces Ambassador, supporting the Veteran community through the X-Forces network.

“Judging the SOA is a huge privilege, it’s also one of the hardest things to do!  There are so many amazing, inspirational and deserved nominees it makes it almost impossible, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

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