Member of the Month / Dave Brawlings
This month’s member of the month is not only friendly, kind, and funny but is also very knowledgeable. Dave Brawlings is one of our most committed members of Derby United. As a long time member of the Stripes officiating crew, he can be found trackside every Monday Night for league scrimmage and can be found helping both to the skaters and his fellow Stripes alike.
Brawlings’s knowledge of the rules is only surpassed by his desire to share that knowledge and he does so in a very effective manner. As an official, he is kind and thoughtful with his delivery of official information, even taking a knee while talking to a new junior skater so he would be at their level to explain a penalty post-game. Not only is he an extremely valuable team member on the track, in his off-time, he innovates! Creating technology like custom penalty tracking software and app based timers that continue to elevate the Derby United officiating program.
Dave Brawlings is an officiating treasure and we are so lucky he shares his time and talents with us at Derby United.
Writer: Kelican Bae
Photo: Grant Palmer