Seniors Captain – Brian Warne
It was nearly 70 years ago that I was born in Plymouth Devon. Having moved to Market Harborough in 1981, I now realise I have lived here longer than I did in my home city. It is a little surprising to some that I still follow Plymouth Argyle, despite having Leicester City on my door step!
I first joined Market Harborough Golf Club back in 1992. The course had just changed from being a 9 hole course to the full 18 holes. So over these years I have witnessed the development and the maturing of the back nine! I wish I could say the same for my game..
My other sporting interests are five a side football and badminton, whilst I don't play football anymore (blame the dodgy knees, not the lack of speed or endurance!) for 30 years I have ran the Jubilee Badminton Club. Disappointingly the pandemic has forced it's closure but I hope it can, in time, rebound.
As for my working life, I have had two careers, the first in sales and senior management for Blue Chip Companies all of which were in the Grocery sector, a sector I watch with great interest now. I retired from corporate life back in 2001 and this is where my new career was born. On offering to help an old friend in the “Business protection market” I was exposed to a whole new world. I went back to the books and requalified as an IFA, starting my own business. The business survived the financial crash of 2007 and is still running today albeit in a much reduced level until I fully retire at the beginning of 2022.
To keep me young, I am now the proud "Pops" to two energetic grandchildren so can regularly be found knee deep in Lego, attending a teddy bears' picnic or attempting to explain the reason the earth rotates….
I am really excited to captain the Seniors this year and look forward to a fruitful season.