This has been one of the hardest editorials I’ve had to write. The last few months have been incredibly tough for me personally and it has come to the point where big decisions have to be made.
Although I have sincerely enjoyed being the editor of Sport South Devon and am proud of our service to local sport and those who partake in it, I have had to put my family and their needs first and concentrate on my main writing business (www.nhwriting.com).
I can’t for now tell you when the next edition of Sport South Devon will be on the shelves, but I can reveal that there are some exciting changes on the horizon!
As for me, I will continue to administer the website and Facebook page, including our online events calendar.
I sincerely thank everyone who has supported me, in particular those who have advertised. Your support has allowed us to reach 15 issues while ensuring the final product is FREE to sports lovers everywhere.
I would like to single out a few people whose support and contribution have personally touched me: Alex and Julie Toms (Pro-Performance); Andy Phillips (Herald Express); Craig Fisher (Fish Bikes); photographers Al MacPhee (miraclepr.com) and Matt Green (Bayview Photography); Tom Goble and of course Tom Hutton (founder and luketom.com) who gave me this opportunity in the first place.
Now it’s time to take inspiration from those sportspeople who bear defeat graciously and come back stronger and wiser as a result. Speaking to Luke Barbour immediately after his close defeat in the cage (p26) I said I couldn’t really imagine how he must feel…now, maybe I understand a little more.
Finally, I sincerely hope you all have a restful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.