David Williams has landed the dual post of Clerk of the Course and Estates Manager at Doncaster Racecourse, taking over from Jon Pullin who became managing director at Royal Windsor earlier this year.
Williams has been an integral part of the team at Doncaster as Estates Manager since Arena Leisure took over the course in 2005. Prior to this, he worked his way through the ranks at Southwell Racecourse where he played a large part in designing and building the golf course and became Head Green Keeper and Head Groundsman.
Williams, 40, was responsible for the much-acclaimed refurbishment of the track at Doncaster during the £34-million 20-month redevelopment which saw the Town Moor course re-open at this year's Ladbrokes St Leger festival in September.
Ian Renton, Racing Director for Arena Leisure said: "Since David gained his Clerk of the Course licence two and a half years ago, he has proved to be an excellent Clerk in addition to his Estates Manager role at Doncaster.
"David's understanding of the turf has proved invaluable in the renewal of the track at Doncaster. We are all delighted he is now taking on both roles."
Adam Waterworth, Managing Director at Doncaster, commented: "David has worked incredibly hard throughout the redevelopment and his knowledge of ground and dedication to the job is outstanding, the track at Doncaster received huge praise when we re-opened in September largely due to his hard work.
"I am delighted that David is taking on the duel role of Clerk and Estates Manager, no one deserves this more than David whose dedication and hands on approach has made him a very popular and successful member of the team here."
David Williams expressed his delight: "I have put my heart and soul into the renewal of the track at Doncaster and couldn't be more thrilled than to be given this fantastic opportunity. I am looking forward to the challenge and continuing working with the dedicated team at Doncaster."