Jim Nichols is delighted Cascadia have been invited to play in a four-team exhibition tournament in London next year.

The 2020 Southern Frontier Cup is being organised by International Surrey Football [ISF] and will be played at Whyteleafe Football Club’s ground on the weekend of May 23 and May 24.

That was also the venue where Cascadia played their first-ever friendly, a 6-3 win against the Chagos Islands in May.

Surrey and Yorkshire, as well as Cascadia, will be involved while the final side to feature at the competition will be announced today.

Cascadia’s Cumbrian coach Nichols, who also manages Carlisle City, said: “We are delighted to be invited to this tournament.

“It’s a testament to the impression Cascadia made on and off the pitch during the ConIFA World Cup [last year] and at this year’s friendly.

“It shows how far we have come in such a short time.

"Also, I'm delighted to be able to have preparation matches and a look at our squad in the run up to the World Cup."

“We wanted to bring together three of the strongest non-FIFA teams we could for this tournament and, with a sixth-placed finish in the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup, Cascadia’s place in that list is hard to dispute,” ISF president Danny Clarke told http://www.prostamerika.com.

“We’re pleased to have them included and look forward to seeing how they perform against three teams they’ve never previously played against before.

“British Columbia’s city of Surrey, among other places, also creates a quirky link between the two regions.”

Surrey will be the host region for the competition.

They are a new side with only three games under their belt and a fourth to be played before the tournament starts.

Yorkshire, meanwhile, have played eight fixtures, only losing to the Parishes of Jersey and Tamil Eelam so far.