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Premier League 4 Sport

Mar 6, 2014   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles  //  Comments Off

Hockey Player AppearanceSPORT England and the Premier League first combined in 2009 to create PL4Sport, which has already engaged 60,000 young people and created 320 satellite sports clubs.

The new PL4 Sport partnership will see:

  • 12 Olympic sports delivered – badminton, judo, table tennis, volleyball, netball, hockey, handball, basketball, athletics, boxing, golf and tennis.
  • 34 Clubs delivering activity at 590 satellite centres during 2013/14 to engage over 19,000 young people
  • More than 1,500 volunteer’s trained 450 competitions delivered and 2,500 sports qualifications obtained.


Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore: “Our Clubs have a fantastic track record in terms of investing in and committing to a wide range of good-cause and grass-roots initiatives. Premier League Kicks and Premier League 4 Sport – both part of our Creating Chances programme and focussed on sports participation – are hugely successful examples of that and have benefitted thousands of young people in recent years. The increased investment announced today, along with the expertise brought in by our new partner Sport England, provides our clubs with the opportunity to take these projects to the next level and get more young people playing sport across the country.”


Argyle Community Trust runs FREE sessions in 5 different sports around Plymouth and the surrounding areas these are;

  • Athletics
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Women & Girls Football


All of these sessions are delivered by professional Argyle Community coaches, who are minimum Level 2 accredited in different sports. These sessions are open to anyone who is between 12 & 19 years old. Whether you have never tried these sports or just want to hone your skills, PL4Sport could be the opportunity to do just that. Sessions range from 1 hour to 2 hours long and they involve all aspects of the sports from fun fitness based activities to game related play and everything in-between. You may even find some social media breaks and music breaks to aid the session’s enjoyment!

To book any courses please use the attached.

New Flyer PL4S PL4S Girls Football


Alternatively for more information please contact Ryan Hooper (PL4Sport Coordinator) or 01752 562561 Ext. 4

Argyle Community Trust support ‘Show Racism the Red Card’

Mar 3, 2014   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles  //  Comments Off

THE Pilgrims host full day educational event, supported by Plymouth City Council

In the afternoon everyone came back together to see a screening of the SRtRC film and take part in a Question and Answer session about racism with a special panel. The panel included Argyle striker and England U-18 international, Matt Lecointe, former professional footballer and SRtRC patron Christian Roberts, Darin Halifax, Community Cohesion Coordinator at Plymouth City Council and Chris Haywood from Devon and Cornwall Police.

There were some excellent questions for the panel; the audience had put a lot of thought into what they wanted to ask. The top three questions of the day won prizes of SRtRC mini-footballs and T-Shirts, which Matt and Christian were happy to sign. The top questions on the day were:

  • Why and when did you decide to stop racism? – Lucy, Laira Green School
  • Have you ever come across someone who was receiving racism? – Owen, Old Priory School
  • Which place has the most racist comments? – Caitlin, Laira Green School

All of the young people took home a SRtRC goody bag, including extra goodies from Plymouth Argyle Community Trust and Devon and Cornwall Police.

SRtRC would like to thank Plymouth Argyle FC and Community Trust for hosting the event and all their help in organising it. We’d also like to thank Plymouth City Council for their continued support for this work and Devon and Cornwall Police for their involvement. The campaign will look forward to working with all parties again.




Argyle Community Trust is the official charity partner of Plymouth Argyle Football Club and helps over 30,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport. The trust supports some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people across Devon and Cornwall.


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