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. 

Tom Spratt - Head Coach & Coach Liaison Officer
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Tom is the Head Coach & Coach Liaison Officer of Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. following his training through Sporting Futures Apprenticeship Scheme and working as a member of Primary School PE Staff at a number of schools in the St. Albans area, as well as hosting sessions for School Games Events in Hertfordshire.

 

As a youth footballer, Tom played within the Luton Town Pre Academy and Academy set up from 12-16, played for St Albans City Youth EJA, St Albans Football Academy, representing St Albans City FC in the FA Youth Cup on a number of occasions (and captaining them!).

 

He is an FA Qualified Coach who has worked with Herts FA, St. Albans City Youth, St. Albans City EJA, St Albans Football Academy, Secondary School Sports Teams and continues to do a superb job as FTS Lead Coach in the St. Albans Community (and is heading into his third year as a volunteer coach for St. Albans District Team!).

Outside of football, Tom holds a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching & Fitness Training, plays for Hitchin Rugby Football Club and enjoys competing in Tennis and Basketball. Tom is qualified in a number of sports at both a Primary, Secondary and Coach accredited level.

Tom Johnson - fts:coach Co-ordinator
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Tom holds a degree (1st)  in Sports Coaching & Development - University of Hertfordshire.

Tom has over six years experience in coaching, working in various roles and currently managing a team in the St Albans City Youth setup. Tom is also part of the Luton Town Development Coaching Team and is a Head Coach of the St Albans Schools Primary FA setup.

He has also previously coached internationally, spending two months leading the coaching for one of the most prestigious Under 18 Ghanaian academy teams.

Tom is currently completing his UEFA B license qualification.

Tom's vast experience in Grassroots Sport has led him to now leading our fts:coach programme; aiding, developing and supporting local Grassroots Sport Teams in the Hertfordshire Area.

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Emma Tammaro - Lead 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.

Emma Rollings - Strength & Conditioning Specialist/Lead Coach
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Emma is an experienced Coach who graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences and an MSc in Strength & Conditioning from Middlesex University.

She has worked in Sport for 10 years as both a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Football Coach; working for various Clubs such as Saracens, University of East London, England Rugby and Harrow School.

Emma also works in Physical Education at a local Secondary School.

Emma is an FA Qualified Coach and plays football regularly.

Within Grassroots Sport, Emma offers a further service as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist for local sports clubs - available via our fts:coach service.

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Rachel King - Lead Coach

Rachel is an experienced sports coach who is currently studying Sports Therapy at University of Hertfordshire.

Rachel has always held a passion in Sport; particularly Netball, Athletics and Football.

 

Rachel is an FA Qualified Coach who has over 4 years experience in Coaching.

 

Rachel currently plays for Oaklands Wolves Football Club.
 

Mollie Herrington - Lead 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.
 

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Alice King - Lead Coach

Alice is an experienced sports coach who is currently studying Sports Therapy at University of Hertfordshire.

Alice has worked within many St. Albans Primary Schools and Herts Sports Clubs, with over 4 years coaching experience in Primary and Grassroots Sport.

She is an FA Qualified Coach and plays football regularly for Oaklands Wolves Football Club.
 

Jack Foster - Lead Coach
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Jack works as a Session Coach with Finishing Touch Sports Ltd for Active Birthday Parties and Extra Curricular Primary School Clubs.

He 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.

Finlay Killner - Lead Coach
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Finlay has 3 years coaching experience 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.

In his opening year with Finishing Touch Sports Ltd, Fin inspired many children of his former Primary School in Sport by giving up his spare time to aid their growth and enjoyment of Primary Football.

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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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