CFC100, fellow teammate add dynamics to Western Mustangs

Mustangs add CFC100 and another local recruit to their Class of 2018.

CFC100 tight end Spencer Nichols and running back David Nethersole from London South Collegiate Institute have been teammates for a while now, and the pair will continue their journey together after signing with the Western Mustangs.

Spencer Nichols

Courtesy of Spencer Nichols.

The London Jr. Mustangs (Ontario Provincial Football League) is a powerhouse of creating Western commits. In his four-year career, Spencer Nichols has had the chance to learn from Western’s coaches during his tour with the junior team.

Spencer Nichols lifts up his teammate in celebration. Courtesy of Spencer Nichols.

“I’ve worked with them for a couple years now and have gotten to know a lot of them,” Nichols said. “I think very highly of them and see them as great mentors for the next four to five years of my life. Working with the coaching staff… has given me a great feel of the offence and how they will use me.”

Hailing from London, Ontario, Nichols has played with 11 different teams, such as the Forest City Thunderbirds (OFC), Team Ontario U18 and Team Canada U19. Such a variety of teams has given him a chance to meet many new people. He said that Western’s “team atmosphere and knowing a lot of guys already on the team” was another appealing aspect of the Mustangs.

Nichols, who is interested in sociology and criminology, added that, “For the academic value, I’m going to come out of my university years with a great degree from a great school.”

Nichols is part of the South Lions (Thames Valley Regional Athletics). In grade 11, the 6’4, 230lbs tight end and full back was named as the top lineman at his school. In grade 12, he was named as the “best lineman in London.” He helped his Lions team win last year’s OFSAA Independent Bowl in a dominating 64-0 win.

David Nethersole

Courtesy of David Nethersole.

In what shouldn’t be a surprize, David Nethersole also played with the London Jr. Mustangs (OPFL). He has had the chance to work with Nichols on the South Lions and the Forest City Thunderbirds as well. Now the pair will be taking the next step into university.

“I chose to commit to Western because I wanted to stay at home and it’s a good academic school. I also think I’ll fit in well with the team,” Nethersole said, who is from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, which is south of London. He is interested in criminology or sociology.

“The coaching staff is very welcoming and kind,” he added. “I know that they will make sure I’m taken care of on and off the field.”

Nethersole is 5’9, 170lbs and has also played with the Chatham Cougars (OFC). Last season, he won an OPFL championship with the Jr. Mustangs and an OFSAA bowl with the Lions.

“My South team is still undefeated and currently ranked number one in Canada,” Nethersole said. “We hope to take the OFSAA title again this year.”

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