David Hull to be new RWNYC Chief

The Ringing World is delighted to announce the appointment of David Hull as the next Ringing World National Youth Contest Organiser. David has been involved in the youth contest since 2012 as a team co-leader firstly with the Yorkshire Puds (jointly with Jennie Town) and latterly with the Yorkshire Tykes (jointly with Jane Lynch). He was also chief Local Organiser when the contest was held in York in 2013.

In his day job David works as a senior manager at the University of York, where he has a wide remit encompassing project management, strategic planning and risk assessment. He has been tower captain at St Wilfrid’s RC Church in York since 2002, organising the band for Sunday ringing and practices, as well as numerous tower outings and social events. The band has a number of young ringers, including some who David has been teaching to ring using the ART training scheme. David’s wife, Alison, and their two children also ring in York: son Ewan has rung in the RWNYC every year since 2012 and daughter Eliza hopes to take part in the future.

David created and helps to maintain the RWNYC website, and he is also Archivist for the National Twelve-Bell Striking Contest. He has recently undergone Church of England Safeguarding training provided by York Minster. A nationally known ringer, conductor and composer with a wide range of contacts in the Exercise, David will be building on the dedicated work of Linda Garton, who retires from the position of Organiser at the end of the 2018 RWNYC on 7th July.

David said: “The RWNYC is one of the big successes in ringing from the last ten years. It is an excellent day that provides a focus for teams of young ringers, both in competing against and socialising with other ringers their own age from across the country. It has also been the stimulus for the creation of some of those groups. I am very pleased to be taking over the reins as contest organiser from Linda,and thank her for her considerable work over the last few years.”

Robert Lewis, Editor