After 11 years at the helm of AC Finchley, I am standing down as chair of the Club. I was a founder member of the Club in 2005 and was treasurer for the first three years until I got the top job! I have also coached at U18 and adult level for most of the time I have been with the Club.
When we started the Club back in 2005 we had 13 teams. Next year we are likely to have 30. This growth is testament to the hard-work and dedication of many people over the years, volunteers like you and me: committee members, coaches, managers, administrators, officials, other helpers, parents and players, too numerous to mention. I am grateful to them all and am proud to be associated with this Club, its playing philosophy and its social ethos.
I am planning to retain a role within the club so you are likely to continue to see me on the touchline on a Sunday morning and at other events.
I am grateful to my successor, Franco Sidoli, for stepping up to take on the role. I know the Club is in excellent hands.
Best wishes to you all, Checco