Cambridge FC’s senior coaching group has been further strengthened with the appointment of Mike Woodlock and Nick Sickelmore as co-coaches of the club’s WaiBOP Championship squad.
The Championship squad plays a critical role within the club’s senior men’s structure as helps develop players seeking to perform in the Reds’ Lotto NRFL first team or the reserves.
The coaches appointed for 2019 have an excellent understanding of the squad’s role.
Woodlock (pictured) was the long-time first team coach at Cambridge, stepping down from the first team role last season after leading them to a WaiBOP Premiership in 2017 and subsequent promotion to the Northern League.
Sickelmore joined the club last season, as assistant coach for the Northern League reserves squad.
Cambridge’s WaiBOP Championship campaign starts on Saturday March 30. The club won the competition in 2017.
New players to Cambridge, and those returning, who want to be considered for the Championship squad can contact coach Woodlock (mob 027 8232497) or introduce themselves at training.
Training for the Championship squad begins on Tuesday February 12 and continues every Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 6.30pm.
Cambridge’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert said he believed the combination of Woodlock’s experience and Sickelmore’s appetite to develop as a qualified coach will serve the club well.
Herbert is working hard to help Cambridge’s senior coaches to operate as a group to bring the best out of players.
The Reds’ head coach is Paul Richardson, assisted by recruits from Melvile United Richard Wade and Blair Hoad.
The reserves will be coached by Mike Taylor.
The club’s goalkeeper coach is Just4Keepers academy principal, Kim Brierley, while strength and conditioning training is being delivered by Marcelo Sosa.
Physio services will again be provided by Vigour Physiotherapy.