Cascadia is delighted to announce that we are due to play our first ever international friendly on the 25th May against the Chagos Islands. The game will take place in the U.K. at Whyteleafe FC who we would like to thank for their cooperation in creating this fixture.Read More
The Dutch are at it again! Day 8 of the CONIFA World Football Cup is another rest day, and in the run-up to the semi-finals, they test the knowledge about Conifa with Charlie Gregory and Jordan Wilson from Team Cascadia, pitted against the United Koreans in Japan.Read More
Cascadia will compete for it's Semi Final Placement match for 5th-8th place against Western Armenia at 3pm (7am PDT) at Bromley Field in London. Placement matches unfortunately will not be streamed by MyCujoo - but we'll update if there is a livestream available - and we will be live tweeting the match. Follow along on @CascadiaSoccer on Twitter or @ProstAmerika on Twitter for all the live updates.Read More
After losing our quarterfinal match 3-1 against a very competent Karapatalya team - Cascadia was eliminated from the ConIFA Cup last night. The Cascadian squad only met for the first time a week ago, and already has done itself proud - playing together better than some veteran teams, and making true bonds of friendship that will last well off the pitch. CAFF assures - this is only the beginning.Read More
Cascadia is headed to the CONIFA World Cup in London, May 29-June 10th, and if you are a soccer player from the British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, or Idaho region - we'd love to invite you to join us! All skill levels will be considered.Read More
CAFF is excited to announce Shaun Gardner as Assistant Coach for Team Cascadia in the upcoming CONIFA World Cup 2018 to be played in London. While young, he's not a newcomer to competition, with goals scored in the FA Cup and FA Vase championships.Read More
Cascadia Association Football Federation (CAFF) to help field a Cascadia Regional Team at the CONIFA World Cup in 2018. If you are interested in being involved, please email CAFF coordinator Aaron Johnson directly at email@example.com. CAFF is an all volunteer, grassroots effort dedicated to helping see Cascadia represented at an international level of sport, and was organized by members of the three Cascadia supporter groups in 2013.
- If you would like to support the Cascadia Association Football Federation you can donate for their trip here.
- If you would like to help with website, social media, outreach, be the on the leadership team or have inquiries regarding partnership, players, coaches etc. please email CAFF coordinator Aaron Johnson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those not aware, CONIFA is the international football confederation for teams not part of FIFA. Its members include states, partially-recognised states, regions, minority groups and sports-isolated territories. CONIFA is strictly politically neutral, and is run by volunteers. The 2018 World Football Cup will bring together a diverse collection of CONIFA members from around the world. Participation was determined based on qualification games/tournaments, regional qualification spots and two wild cards.
CascadiaNow! and CAFF would like to thank Kelly Dews, Looptworks and all involved throughout Cascadia for bringing the new shirt to reality.
CONIFA Qualified Teams are:
- Africa: Barawa; Matabeleland; Kabylia
- Asia: Tibet; Tamil Eelam; United Koreans of Japan; Panjab
- Europe: Abkhazia; Padania; Northern Cyprus; Western Armenia; Ellan Vannin; Felvidek; Székely Land
- North America: Cascadia
- Oceania: Kiribati
- Barawa, a region of Somalia, qualified for the tournament as host – the Barawa Football Association is based in London and consists of Barawan diaspora. Tibet, whose honorary president is his Holiness the Dalai Lama, received a wildcard, as did Western Armenia.
- Abkhazia qualified as reigning world champions after they beat Panjab in a thrilling penalty shoot-out finale at the 2016 World Football Cup. Padania qualified as European champions after winning the European Football Cup in Northern Cyprus earlier this year, while Tamil Eelam earned their spot by winning the Challenge Cup.
- The participation of Kiribati will raise awareness about the existential threat climate change poses to their low-lying Pacific homeland. CONIFA has been actively involved in football development in Kiribati since it joined as a member in May 2016.
The official draw for the 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup will take place in London later this year. The draw will also coincide with an announcement regarding the tournament’s major sponsor.You can find the Cascadia Association Football Federation page here. A HUGE thank you to all the Cascadia football supporters no matter your club or supporters group. It was discussion between all of us on the Cascadia Trifecta Page that led to the first kit and helped inspire the creation of the CAFF. If it wasn't for all of you this would not be taking place.