Rich is a motivated and creative individual with extensive experience in a variety of fields and professions, including coaching, teaching, counselling, and health and social care. A UEFA B certified coach with over ten years of coaching experience in Wales and the United States, working with players of all ages from under-eights to senior football. Rich holds a Sports Coaching degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University as well as a PGCE FE from Grwp Llandrillo Menai, awarded by Bangor University.
He also completed his Level 3 Counselling qualification and the Introducing health and social care (K102) certification while working as a Wellbeing Officer in Gwynedd Council’s Social Services. He is now working on his Level 3 Award in Assessing Principles and Practices (Assessors Qualification).
A range of additional professional qualifications, including the Disability Inclusion Certificate, Care Certificate, Autism Awareness and FA Psychology, and Talent ID Level 1, have been achieved over time. Rich founded The Sporting Influencer website a few years ago to encourage and educate coaches on how to communicate with sporting parents, as well as The Sporting Resource, a place where coaches may share, learn, and debate everything related to coaching.
In October 2021, Rich completed his second marathon, running the London Marathon whilst raising money for Ataxia UK.
Richard Cashman – CV
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