About


Richard Cashman 

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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Richard Cashman

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Very interesting portfolio and as a sports parent/enthusiast I must say I enjoy reading and following your blog.
    I am the author of a self-published book on Amazon entitled ‘Raising an Elite Junior Athlete’. A book I believe should be in every household, that are raising young active children today, and which household isn’t. From First Steps to Success the author shares her own personal experiences and success in raising an elite athlete. The ups and downs, the roadblocks, and the journey on how to survive the ever-changing youth sports environment. The objective of the book is to give parents an insight into raising young athletes with bits of knowledge, data, and instruments they will need to raise successful athletes guaranteed to save them precious time and money. Looking forward to getting some exposure to increase sales on the book. Sincere thanks.

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