James Nichols Annouced as Head Coach for the first ever Cascadian National Team

 A fist pump from Team Cascadia Head Coach James Nichols. 

A fist pump from Team Cascadia Head Coach James Nichols. 

With kick off for the first game the Cascadian National team will play less than two months away, we are proud to announce that James Nichols will serve as Head Coach when we meet up against the Isle of Mann. He brings with him experience from a university and community football background, and holds a UEFA B Coaching license.

His coaching credits include Liverpool FC, Kendal Town, Penrith and Northwich Victoria. He is currently Assistant Coach at Kendal Town.  

He has a strong background in community soccer and graduated into coaching while a student. While studying for his degree, he attained his UEFA B qualification in coaching football, specialising in goalkeeping.

After leaving Kendal Town, he moved to Northwich Victoria for two years before becoming assistant manager of Penrith in the Northern League. During that time, he worked with the England futsal team as well as the development team.

I am delighted to be appointed as head coach of Cascadia and feel this is a fantastic opportunity for the region to make an impact on the world stage.
— James Nichols

After four years at Penrith, he was appointed manager of the first team and remained as manager at the border club for 18 months. He recently returned to Kendal Town as assistant coach. He also worked as a coach for Liverpool FC doing community work around the world.

He brings with him Shaun Gardner as his assistant. Gardner had trials for senior clubs like Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers, but then made made 300 Semi Professional appearances for teams such as Kendal Town, AFC Liverpool and Penrith. 

He scored goals in senior competitions like the FA Cup and FA Vase. Gardner already has his  Level 1 and Level 2 badges, and is currently working towards gaining a Uefa B Qualification in football coaching. 

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