Browsing articles from "August, 2015"


Aug 30, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

PLYMOUTH Argyle lost their unbeaten record in the Peninsula League and the defeat was down to a Club employee.

Ryan Yeoman works for the Argyle Community Trust through the week before donning his Plymstock United hat on the weekend, and his winner was an absolute screamer that will give him deserved bragging rights in the corridors of Home Park.

The Pilgrims played some lovely football at times and Plymstock were forced to defend with dogged determination but the absence of Tyler Harvey and Louis Rooney, who were both on first-team duty, left Argyle unable to convert a number of promising situations.

Full credit, however, to Plymstock for a superb display and the strike from Yeoman was extra special, thundering in a low strike from distance to give the U’s a fourth win out of four outings this season.


Aug 28, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

FullSizeRenderARGYLE Community Trust are seeking an enthusiastic coach to join our thriving team in the delivery of sporting excellence across our region.

We are looking for someone who shares the passion of Argyle Community Trust to motivate as many young people as possible to become involved in the wonderful world of sport.

The ideal candidate will have the versatility, patience and determination to instil confidence in those we seek to inspire. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to take the next step in a journey to coaching excellence.

Please download a full job specification below and send your CV and covering letter to our Football Development Manager Dwain Morgan

Apprentice Community Sports Coach Job Specification


Aug 28, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

20150715_Callington_v_Plymouth_24ARGYLE take on Plymstock United in the Peninsula League this Saturday and it is a game where something has to give.

Both teams have picked up maximum points so far this season and the Pilgrims have been in rampant goalscoring form, but there are no plans for scrutinising League positions at this early stage of the campaign.

“We will continue with what we’ve been doing and it’s far too early in the season to start talking about League tables,” said Head Coach Kevin Nancekivell.

“The lads have done terrific so far but we’re still finding our feet in this League. We are working hard on the training ground and the objective remains the same: to develop our young professionals, Academy players and the lads from the Community Trust.

“Plymstock United have enjoyed a good start but you can’t really study League positions until at least 10 games are gone because all teams are adjusting to the season, and working out their best systems.

“We just know we’ve got a lot of work to do to keep improving and Plymstock will provide us with another challenge, but we also factor in the conditions because the weather has been horrible this week.

“We always try to play progressive football, irrespective of the conditions, and there are many ways to do that. Our attacking intentions won’t change and I’m delighted to see our forwards scoring goals.

“When it comes to the professionals in our team, such as Louis Rooney, Ryan Lane, Callum Hall, Aaron Bentley and Tyler Harvey, it’s important they show good form whenever they play for us, as this gives them a chance to shine for the manager when he’s thinking about first-team selection.

“Their attitude and application has been first class throughout, which is what we would expect and demand from all our players.”


Aug 25, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Education TeamARGYLE’S Football in the Community Trust are currently recruiting for their highly successful football scholarship programme to start in September 2016.

We are looking for young players of school-leaving age, with a passion to play football at a high level, to take academic studies under the guidance of Plymouth Argyle, whilst at the same time developing their football talent.

The programme is structured to allow 16-18 years-olds to participate in tailored academic studies, alongside the football scholarship run by Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

The programme is designed to give people excellent academic qualifications that can take them forward into a variety of possible future avenues, such as a British University, overseas Universities, full-time employment and work placements.

In addition to this, the course provides young people with the opportunity to train and play as a football scholar alongside their studies. Previous students have progressed into the professional game, climbed the football pyramid and also gone overseas, whilst others have improved on their football ability and continue to play an excellent standard of non-League football.

We do not prevent players from training or playing for their local teams. In fact, we encourage this and would like players to stay within local football. The programme would not affect your games or training schedule, as the course is an academic programme and runs during term-time.

On top of this, we now have a team competing in the South West Peninsula League, with players on the programme competing as team-mates to youngsters from our Academy at Plymouth Argyle and first-team professionals. 

If you are interested in the programme or would like more information about open evenings and trial dates, then please contact or call the office on 01752 562561 ext 4.


Aug 25, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles  //  Comments Off

Argyle Ladies PicARGYLE Ladies came within a minute of recording their first away win in the FA Women’s Premier League since December 2011, but saw Forest Green Rovers claw back a two-goal deficit to take a share of the spoils in a lively encounter played at Slimbridge AFC.

Boosted by the inclusion of young England Under-17 international Jessie Jones, signed on loan from Yeovil Town and the return of Rebekah Rose and Laura Perrett, Argyle started brightly and took the lead in the third minute when Kayley Lane raced on to Ellie Dorey’s defence-splitting pass to coolly slot the ball past the Forest Green Rovers keeper.

However, within a minute, the home side were level when an innocuous looking cross from Charlotte King evaded everyone and found its way into the far corner of the Argyle net.

Argyle continued to dominate possession and retook the lead in the 29th minute when Perrett’s long-range effort was spilt by Forest Green Rovers keeper Georgina Macey and adjudged to have crossed the line by the eagle-eyed referee’s assistant.

Paige Stewart almost drew Forest Green Rovers level in the 34th minute but was unlucky to see her free kick come back off the crossbar and almost immediately the impressive Jones was sent racing clear by Rebekah Rose, rounded the keeper and finished from the most acute of angles to give Argyle a 3-1 lead.

Perrett, Jones, Kayley Lane and Ellie Dorey all went close to adding to Argyle’s lead before the break but Forest Green Rovers reduced the arrears in the 42nd minute when Ella Hitchcox cut in from the left and hit a dipping shot from all of 25 yards that flew past Argyle’s Michaela Phillips into the top corner.

Boosted by their late goal in the first half, Forest Green Rovers came at Argyle at the restart but the back four, superbly marshalled by captain Becky Atkins in an unfamiliar central defensive role, held firm and it was the visitors who looked more like adding to their score on the break with Jones and Kayleigh Brown both forcing saves out of Georgina Macey.

Argyle thought they had restored their two-goal cushion in the 55th minute when Perrett bundled home a Rose corner but was adjudged to have fouled the keeper, and the same player was unlucky to have another goal-bound effort blocked moments later. Lane then saw her rasping drive pushed onto the crossbar with no-one on hand to knock in the rebound.

As the Argyle ladies began to tire, Forest Green Rovers stepped up the pressure and when Rose had to come off injured in the 75th minute, manager Kevin Taylor switched to five in midfield to stem the flow of the Rovers’ attacks.

Argyle looked like holding out for a valuable three points but in the final minute of added time Forest Green Rovers’ Charlotte King was played in on the right hand edge of the Argyle penalty area: her shot looked to be going narrowly wide but as the Argyle ladies switched off, Hitchcox nipped in at the far post to supply the finish much to the delight of the home crowd and the dismay Kevin Taylor and his players.

Paige Stewart almost won it for Forest Green Rovers with the final kick of the game but her free kick flashed inches wide of the post.

Taylor was left to reflect on two dropped points given the fact that his side had held a commanding 3-1 lead in the first half and whilst an away point in the Premier League is always welcome, Argyle may live to rue this result come the end.      


Aug 24, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Soccer Schools 1ARGYLE Community Trust still has plenty to offer as we enter the final week of soccer courses after another superb summer holiday.

We have a three-day soccer course ongoing at Home Park from Monday and Wednesday, and places are still available, even if you don’t attend all three days.

There is a specialist Tiny Tots session for 3-6 year-olds on Wednesday at Home Park and all of these courses have a sibling discount, and a discount for booking online.

Thursday, August 27 will bring a multi-sports course at Brickfields for just £8 and a soccer roadshow in Liskeard at £12.

The weeks ends with our fantastic summer send-off party at Home Park, which is £15 for a blockbuster day of football and a trophy for all those who attend.

Visit the book online section on our website, call 01752 562561 ext.4 or email


Aug 20, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

IMG_2684FOLLOWING the success of Plymouth Argyle’s Premier League Girls Football Programme and the brand new Plymouth Argyle Girls Advanced Development Centre last year, Argyle Community Trust are delighted to announce the Centre will be back for its second year.

The Centre, which falls under the Argyle Community Trust, is currently open to both under-14 and under-16 age groups, running alongside the Devon FA Centre of Excellence.

We are very proud to have forged close links with the Plymouth Argyle Ladies first-team, who play in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division. The idea of the Advanced Development Centre is for talented young footballers to progress through the age groups and eventually into the Ladies’ squad.

The Advanced Development Centre is staged on a weekly basis, starting from Wednesday, August 26 to the end of the football season in May, and sessions are held at Ivybridge Community College on the 3G every Wednesday Night 6:30-8:30pm.

We arrange fixtures during half-term breaks against other Premier League and Football League Clubs, alongside other female-represented teams in the local area.

Argyle Community Trust are holding a trial night for the Advanced Development Centre at Ivybridge Community College on Wednesday, August 26 between 6:30-8:30pm, with all females aged 12-16 free to come and trial for a place in the Development Centre for the second year of its delivery. The night will consist of small-sided games, so the coaches can gauge ability levels of all potential players.

To book your place or for more information, please contact our Social Inclusion Officer on 01752 562561 ext.4 or e-mail


Aug 18, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

GoalsA partnership that makes perfect sense

THE Argyle Community Trust has forged an excellent partnership with the Goals Soccer Centre that sits right here on our doorstep.

It is a massive asset to the Trust and we would like to extend our thanks to Goals for their generosity and hospitality over another bumper summer of football coaching for young people in our community.

Argyle Community Trust Football Development Manager Jason Chapman said: ‘Goals provide a safe environment and superb facilities that enable our players to develop. Goals are the biggest provider of 5-a-side football in the City of Plymouth and working together will guarantee local children the best coaching at the best venue.

General Manager of Goals, Nicky Burnage added: “Goals is passionate about football and we are very proud to be the biggest and most popular 5-a-side centre operator in Plymouth. 

“We are delighted to be partners with Plymouth Argyle, who share our love of the great game.  The partnership will mean thousands of children in the local area will now get coaching and skills development from FA Affiliated coaches. 

“Argyle fans will also benefit from discounts when using our centre. I believe it is important to strengthen links in the community and this partnership with Argyle will continue to do just that.”

Find out more


Aug 17, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Pedal 4 PoundsArgyle Community Trust is getting back on the bike for a brand new cycling adventure in 2016.

AFTER the fabulous success of our charity ride from Wembley to Plymouth in April, we are now taking on the South West Challenge of visiting nine professional clubs in four days.

This epic journey will take us from Swansea City to Cardiff City, Newport County, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town, Exeter City, Torquay United and, finally, a triumphant return to Home Park here in Plymouth.

We are raising money for the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer, as well as supporting the Argyle Community Trust, the Plymouth Argyle Academy Milk Cup Tour Fund and the Green Taverners’ good causes.

This superb event has become a real badge of honour in our community, as we combine a healthy lifestyle with raising money for good causes, and we want more people involved this year than ever before.

The entry fee is £150 per rider and we ask everyone involved to raise at least £500. The entry fee covers the cost of Travelodge accommodation in family / twin / double rooms, plus a brand new cycle shirt.

For those of you who raise more than £1,000, we will return your entrance fee and the rider to earn the most sponsorship will be treated to a VIP day for two at a Plymouth Argyle first-team game at Home Park.

The event will take place in 2016 from Wednesday, April 20 – Saturday, April 23.

Drop us an email on for your entry form or see flyer and entry form below or find out more by calling 01752 562561 ext 4.

PAFC Charity Cycle Ride ENTRY FORM

Pedal 4 Pounds  flyer



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