Barnet born outside left Lester Finch was a very well known amateur footballer of the 1930’s who initially played for Hadley and had a long association with Barnet Football Club, initially as a player and then after the Second World War as their manager in two spells between 1945 and 1954. He first played for the England Amateur team in January 1933 when they beat Wales 1-0 at Plainmoor, Torquay, and he was a fixture in the England team until the outbreak of the Second World War, scoring 11 goals in 14 amateur international appearances.
He played both matches for Great Britain in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, scoring in the 2-0 win over China. He also went on the 1937 FA Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon. He also represented England in 1941, when England played Wales, but he was not awarded a cap as the game was classed as a Wartime international match.