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It is with a great mixture of emotions that I write to you, our active community one final time as I inform you that I have taken the decision to blow the full-time whistle on Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. this Summer, 2024.


Whilst Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. remains profitable, popular and providing active sessions across St. Albans schools, grassroots clubs and more, I believe it is time for a new chapter in my professional life.


Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. is more than a business, it's a community, and it will live on forever in the hearts of our participants, parents and coaches with the active memories we created together.


I'd go as far as to say, Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. is a part of my family, and whilst the organisation's accolades in business will forever fill me with pride, I take this moment to reflect on its impact within my personal life...


As I celebrated marrying my beautiful wife and Finishing Touch's No. 1 fan (other than the cones and balls in the spare room) back in August; Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. coaches past and present attended as Groomsmen and close friends in celebration, parents and participants stood outside St. Albans Cathedral to celebrate, the speeches spoke of FTS memories and moments, and I couldn't even celebrate my stag do without my friends and family organising a Finishing Touch inspired Sports Day for me during the weekend of celebration (talk about a busman's holiday!).


I have drafted this message countless times and words will never quite justify my thanks and gratitude to you all for making this journey one of sheer pride and passion!


I could go on forever (as most of you already know!), so I have kept this as short and sweet as is possible, with the ever-present FTS graphic to follow, to reminisce in thanks to times gone by, and the success and the superlatives along the way!


I will widen my final thanks to you all, and to those who have been there all the way, you know who you are, and know how much you mean to me, this organisation and our community.


I reserve a focused thanks to a special somebody who I am unable to raise a glass with in the coming weeks - to David Wray; without this man, I would never have started a career pathway in sport and schools, you set the foundations for our success and the rest, as they say, is history! - I hope we did you proud here at Finishing Touch Sports Ltd!


We may cease trading...we may not be out on your school field come September, but Finishing Touch Sports Ltd. will always be there! - Think of those nerves, that excitement, the passion you have when partaking in physical activity, think of those mud-soaked sessions, that song that comes on the radio that reminds you of the legendary Mr. Spratt's Sports Camp warm-ups, that is the finishing touch to your childhood of sport, and it was our pleasure to share it with you.

Mr. Lumsdon

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