Richard Cashman 

Rich is a dedicated and innovative professional with a wide range of experience in coaching, teaching, and health and social care. He has almost a decade of coaching experience and has worked with a varied range of players from the under-eights to senior-level athletes in both Wales and the United States. Rich has a UEFA B coaching certificate, a Sports Coaching degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a PGCE FE from Grwp Llandrillo Menai awarded by Bangor University. These qualifications demonstrate his persevering dedication to his profession and his desire to assist individuals in reaching their full potential.

Rich’s extensive coaching experience has been supplemented by the completion of his Level 3 Counselling training as well as the Introducing health and social care (K102) certification. Rich is currently pursuing additional professional development with the objective of obtaining his Level 3 Award in Assessing Principles and Practices (Assessors Qualification) and working towards qualifying as an Occupational Therapist through part-time study at Glyndwr University in Wrexham.

The fact that Rich has attained a number of other professional certifications. such as the Disability Inclusion Certificate, Care Certificate, Autism Awareness, FA Psychology, and Talent ID Level 1, further demonstrating his commitment to achieving the highest level of continual professional development and achievement. These successes show his dedication to providing compassionate and inclusive support to people from all walks of life. Rich created The Sporting Influencer website, which later changed its name to The Sporting Resource, as another contribution to the coaching community. This platform serves as a community for coaches to share knowledge, benefit from one another’s experiences, and have stimulating conversations about all aspects of coaching.

In October 2021, Rich completed his second marathon, running the London Marathon whilst raising money for Ataxia UK.

Moving forward, Rich is committed to continuing his professional development and making a positive impact in the lives of those he works with.

Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is an ever-evolving one, shaped by my experiences and a constant desire for self-improvement. Over the years, I have come to believe that a supportive and inclusive environment is the key to unlocking each player’s full potential. I strive to create a positive, challenging, and empowering environment where players can grow, both as players and as individuals.

Moving forward, I know that my coaching philosophy will continue to evolve as I gain new experiences and insights. However, one thing that will never change is my commitment to helping players achieve their full potential and to fostering a love of the game that will last a lifetime.

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Thank you – Diolch yn fawr

Richard Cashman


3 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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