Managing: Cardiff Met Uni FC
Nathan Washington is a recent graduate from Cardiff Met Uni, he has been friends with the footballers in the squad for the duration of his time at the university. Once there was an opening available to manage the side, it was the players that pushed him to apply for the position and he was fortunate to sign a deal with the Welsh Premier League debutants, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Formerly known as UWIC Inter Cardiff, the club were condemned to non league football after their relegation from the League of Wales in 2001. After that, they've struggled to make ground and were down as low as the Welsh Football League Division Three (fourth tier) in 2010. Luckily, their luck turned in 2012 when the club formed as Cardiff Metropolitan University F.C. and their rise began, with three promotions in four years to get them into the Welsh Premier once more.
Nathan Washington applied and got the job following a positive interview at first look he realized that the squad inherited needs... a lot of improvement...
- The Board has made very clear its requirements for prospects/staff/affiliates:
- All prospects for the university have to either be current students at other academic institutions or can be 17-18 year old academy graduates.
- In the case of transfer students from other academic institutions, the university is fully willing to cover the transfer expenses should the proper funding be available.
- There is also an exception for 33 and 37 year olds that can be brought in on 1 year contracts to pursue master's and doctorate degrees.
- Unattached athletes between the ages 17-28 with exceptional mentals can be brought in on a trial to evaluate their other areas and possibly receive admission into the university.
- Dropout (Released) athletes from other academic institutions can be offered a trial and if they show exceptional ability can be given a second chance at the university.
- The Board will only consider staff from other academic institutions, former graduates (played for 4 years+) of an academic institution, or former Cardiff Met Uni students for hire.
- The Board thinks highly of the university and will not consider a senior affiliate partnership.
- However, the university will gladly make feeder affiliate partnerships with other academic institutions.
- At any time an athlete who believes he is fit for a professional career else where is free to go, the university does not care for it's student's valuations and wants to see them go out into the world and be successful.
- Lastly, the university has a legacy system in place and can at any time pursue offspring of former students of Cardiff Met Uni.
In this first year the Board merely just wants to stay afloat in the Welsh Premier League, however is not yet willing to allocate money to the club until it sees that it can turn profit from it.