Dave Withers has resigned as manager of Catford Sidings International balloon hurling team.
Speaking at a press conference Mr Withers said he suddenly realised he was wasting his life on a sport no-one cared about.
It's been very hard, he said, what with the press attention and everything. But I just woke up this morning and said 'what are you doing? Surely there is more to life than this?'
Mr Withers is now seeking employment as a transportation hygienist.