OUR COACHES

Charlie Lumsdon - Director & Owner
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Charlie has worked within sport since the age of 16 and studied Sports Science and Coaching as an educational route to a career in sport.

 

He is qualified in a number of sports such as Football, Basketball, Cricket, Dodgeball and more.

Charlie has gone on to work as a Primary School PE Specialist within a number of schools, as well as working as the Community Sports Manager of St. Albans City Youth Community Football Club for 5 years. 

He continues to work in the heart of Primary Sport as a Primary PE Specialist at Fleetville Junior School (where he has achieved, with the help of his superb staff and pupils, the first St. Albans Primary School to be awarded the PLATINUM Kitemark for Participation in Inter-Sport).

Charlie founded Finishing Touch Sports (2015) and the company registered as Ltd. in 2016 with the promotion and implementation of physical and social wellbeing at the heart of the company.

 He has recently been awarded the accolades of Primary Sports School of the Year (Fleetville) and Community Coach of the Year (St. Albans). 

Matthew Peters - HR & Policies Manager 
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Matt is our Human Resources and Policies Manager and remains eagerly involved with coaching at Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. with Active Birthday Parties and Active Camps as a highly qualified coach in a number of sports.

Matt combines his work with Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. with his role as a Primary School Class Teacher in Borehamwood, where he also supports the PE and Sports Provision in the community area as the Chairman of the Borehamwood Primary School Sports Consortium.

He has always had a passion for participating and coaching in sport, with previous roles as Head Coach of the St. Albans Primary Schools FA Teams and as the Assistant Head Coach of the St. Albans City FC PACE U18 side.

Matt's passion for sport began at school as he competed and participated in Football, Athletics, Cricket and Swimming teams. His sporting idols are Peter Schmeichel, Adam Peaty & Kelly Holmes.

David-Nathan Sandiford - Events Manager
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David-Nathan took an interest in a range of sports from a young age representing St. Albans as a District and Hertfordshire as a County.

David-Nathan holds a University Degree in Sports Science and Sports Management and has worked as a P.E. Specialist in schools in London and Hertfordshire.

 

He is coach-accredited with qualifications in a number of sports such as Basketball, Football, Athletics, Cricket and Rugby.

 

David-Nathan holds experience in Sports Events Management and he currently works with the NHS's SLDS (Special Learning Disability Service) alongside his work with Finishing Touch Sports Ltd.

 

His experience, knowledge and skill within sport management is vital to the process of Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. Events running smoothly, efficiently and ensuring the company offers a wide and inclusive range of physical activity to the community. 

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Emma Tammaro - Head Coach

Emma is an experienced Sports Coach who has recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Physical Education and School Sports.

She has been coaching football for over 10 years, starting her journey at St Albans City Youth working with a variety of girls teams. She worked her way up through the ranks and became Head Goalkeeper Coach.

During her time at Uni she developed knowledge in a variety of sports and taught in many Primary and Secondary schools across Sheffield.

She has recently represented GB U23's at international level in the sport of Goalball and hopes to continue this development and compete at the Paralympic games.

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Shaun Powell - Lead Coach & fts:coach lead

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Finlay Killner - Lead Coach

Finlay began his coaching journey through his DofE volunteer work in the community, working with Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. Lead Coaches and with St. Albans City Youth sides.

Fin currently participates and competes in a number of sports and represents St. Albans City F.C at U18 Level.

Fin is a qualified FA Referee and also enjoys cricket.

He is an avid Watford fan and he continues to work closely as a volunteer within the St. Albans Sports Community, featuring as part of the NEW St. Albans City Football Club Crest Reveal.

Fin has now grown through 3+ years experience with the company from a Junior Role to one of our Lead Senior Coaches.

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Alex Samsami - Lead Coach

Alex is a Sixth Form student in St. Albans, studying PE as 1 of 3 A Levels. For school, he has competed in football, tennis, athletics, basketball, handball, cricket and rugby.

Outside of school, he plays football for St. Albans City F.C U18s and tennis at St. Albans Lawn Tennis Club. He also enjoys cycling and going to the gym.

Alex has coached tennis to primary school students for 4 years and has worked with children whilst completing his Gold DofE.

Alex is a huge Arsenal fan and goes to most of their home games.

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Daniel Curran - Lead Coach

Daniel holds experience as a Sports Coach through his work for St Albans City Youth Football Club (3+ years) and currently coaches the Community Inclusive Teams.

Daniel has a great love a sport, especially football and is pursuing a career in sport, studying Sports, Fitness and Personal Training at Oaklands College, as well as playing football for the Oaklands Wolves Academy.

He also works alongside the youth community in ventures such as Willows Farm.

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Ashton Latter - Junior Coach

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Liam Watters - Junior Coach

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Charlotte Nelson - Junior Coach

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Jacob Hamilton - Junior Apprentice Coach

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Mollie Herrington - Casual Coach
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Mollie is an experienced sports coach who is currently studying Primary Education at University of Hertfordshire after previously completing study in sport and exercise science.

Mollie has worked within many St. Albans Primary Schools, delivering Curriculum PE, Extra Curricular Clubs and Sports Team Events.

She is an FA Qualified Coach and currently coaches and manages a St Albans City Youth Girls football team.

Previously, Mollie has played Football for Clubs such as Reading, QPR and Millwall as a goalkeeper who now uses her knowledge from playing herself to implement into active sessions.

Mollie enjoyed 2 years as a Senior Lead Coach for Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. and continues her work as a Casual Coach alongside her full time occupation.

Jack Foster - Casual Coach
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Jack is an enthusiastic coach that ensures that sports values are promoted and implemented into all sessions to benefit the growth of participants in both their skill and their physical and mental wellbeing.

Jack is sports-mad and has enjoyed participating for a team in sporting activity since the age of 5.

Jack is an avid Leeds United Fan and his inspiration in sport for both participating and coaching, comes from Jermaine Beckford. Jermaine inspired Jack that no matter who you are, what your background is, when it comes to sport, everyone is equal and if you stay determined you can compete at the highest level you want.

He is currently studying Sport at University.


Jack enjoyed 2 years as a Senior Lead Coach for Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. and continues her work as a Casual Coach alongside her full time occupation.

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