Browsing articles from "October, 2015"


Oct 29, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Bude Preview WebLAST weekend, Argyle ended the unbeaten run of Mousehole with a dominant display and a 3-1 victory but this week brings the other end of the spectrum.

Vospers Oak Villa have suffered a desperate start to their campaign, losing every game and boasting a gloomy goal difference of minus 58 from 12 games.

It would be easy to assume a comfortable home win but a new management team has arrived at Vospers this week, and the Pilgrims must be wary of a wounded animal coming to life.

“The Vospers record this season should not impact on us in any way because we have to go about things in the same way as normal,” said Head Coach Kevin Nancekivell. “We don’t take anything for granted and we work as hard as we did against Mousehole to make sure we get something from the game.

“They’ve had a change of manager this week and new players come in, so that will give Vospers a boost. We do things exactly the same in terms of our approach and treat Vospers with the same respect as any other team.

“If the lads want to be pro players, they are paid to switch on to this type of game. You’re paid to play football and paid to be professional. It’s up to the staff to make sure their heads are right and tuned into every game.

“The danger is that if Vospers frustrate us for long periods, it gives them a major confidence boost. We have to start well and we were very much on the front-foot against Mousehole. It’s about getting the right platform to get a good result.”


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

ARGYLE Community Trust will open our magical doors to 120 special guests for the weekend clash with Morecambe at Home Park.

The visitors will be part of the Match-Day Magic programme and we welcome guests from Hatherleigh Youth Football Club, Okehampton Primary School and Bishop Bronescombe School in St Austell.

The Match-Day Magic package starts at 10am at Home Park and we kick-off with a talk on the history of the club and a ground tour, taking in the Boardroom, dressing rooms, dug-outs and pitchside.

This is followed by a one-hour coaching session with our highly qualified team of coaches in the Plymouth Life Centre and we then settle down for a delicious buffet lunch before heading to our award-winning Family Stand area for fun activities and, of course, the big match.

Such is the huge popularity of our Match-Day Magic, we only have limited spaces left for the remainder of this season, so get in touch early to book your place by contacting or call 01752 562561 ext.4 


Oct 26, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust is pleased to announce the opening of a new Progression Centre at Launceston Community College.

These weekly training sessions will be open to both club and non-club players, using the Plymouth Argyle coaching methodology for developing individual skills and match-play. The sessions will encourage creativity and use problem-solving to challenge player awareness.

Dates: Monday, November 2 – Monday, December 7
Times: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Age Group: 4yr -14yr
Price per Block: £20 for six weeks

The Game Plan

• Warm-up and agility games

• Working through a structured Development Syllabus

• Improving the four cornerstones of Football: Technical, Physical, Social and Psychological.

• Small-sided matches

What to Bring?

• Football kit or tracksuit

• Shin pads (must be worn)

• Trainers / Astro Trainers

• Plenty to drink

All players will be considered for progression to Long Term Player Development Centres and Advanced Development Centres. These will be by invitation only. Each player will be monitored for the nearest Advanced Training Centre.

Coaches will concentrate on a particular theme each week, such as attacking skills and we will also incorporate small-sided games with conditions that reflect the weekly topic.

All sessions are delivered by Plymouth Argyle Community Trust Coaches, who are FA/UEFA qualified, Licensed, and hold up to date CRB/First Aid/Child Protection Certificates.

Please use contact details below for more information

Bobby Hopkinson                                                    Ryan Yeoman
Plymouth Argyle Community Trust                            Plymouth Argyle Community Trust
Football Development Officer                                    Assistant Football Development Officer
For North Devon and Cornwall                                   For North Devon and Cornwall

Office: 01752 562561 ext 4                                      Office: 01752 562561 ext 4


Oct 26, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust is delighted to introduce a brand new coaching slot for disability footballers.

The session will take place at Lipson Community College Sports Hall and runs every Tuesday evening from 5 – 6pm, starting on November 3.

Our team of highly-qualified coaches will deliver a variety of sessions aimed at helping players to develop new skills and improve their football understanding.

Players attending the course will be given the opportunity to compete in monthly tournaments as representatives of Plymouth Argyle Disability FC, as well as openings to attend Argyle home games and meet the players.

Sessions run in line with the school term and will cost £4 per session, but the first block is absolutely FREE for new players. For more information, please contact us on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email


Oct 26, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

EVERY Monday afternoon at Home Park sees a group of sporting enthusiasts join us for New Age Kurling sessions.

The scheme is part of our Extra-Time initiative at the Argyle Community Trust and Kurling is open to people over the age of 55. SExtra Time - New Age Kurlingessions run from 2 – 4pm and cost just £1 per session.

All abilities welcome, refreshments provided and we even have an optional raffle. For more information, please call 01752 561561 ext.4 or email


Oct 25, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

A DOMINANT display full of quality gave Argyle an excellent 3-1 win over table-topping Mousehole in the Peninsula League.

The visitors arrived at Seale Hayne with an impressive record of 11 wins from 11 outings but they were immediately under pressure from a high-tempo performance by the Greens.

The only surprise at half-time was the lead stood at just 1-0, thanks to a Ryan Lane strike but Louis Rooney soon gave the Pilgrims a more comfortable cushion with a customary accomplished finish.

Lane added a superb third, dancing through the Mousehole team for a brilliant individual effort. Max Davies scored a late consolation for the visitors.


Oct 22, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

11988219_10153560776018119_3282971722177870801_nARGYLE Community Trust is hosting the Kinder Futsal Cup at Carn Brea Leisure Centre on Friday, October 23.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA.  

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.  

The team declared to be the winner of the Local Competition will go forward to represent the Club in the Area Finals.

For more information, please contact Futsal Development Officer Neil Slateford on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Oct 22, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

NanceARGYLE welcome leaders Mousehole in the Peninsula League on Saturday and the sole ambition is to end the winning run of a very strong team at this level.

Mousehole have accumulated maximum points from the campaign so far but the Pilgrims are looking to bounce back from a narrow loss against Sticker, when a failure to take our chances proved costly.

“It’s another big challenge and one we’re looking forward to, but we expect to give Mousehole a challenge,” said Head Coach Kevin Nancekivell. “We’ve trained hard all week and we take the good things from last week’s performance into this game.

“I don’t know a great deal about Mousehole but their record this season tells us they are a very strong team in this League. They have won every game and we will treat them with the respect their League position deserves.

“It’s about how we perform and if we’re on our game, do the ugly side of things correctly, we won’t be too far away. I’ve watched the video from our game against Sticker and we dominated the second-half, but we have to take our chances.

“Our overall play in the second-half was very good and we look to create in the same fashion on Saturday, but this time put the ball in the back of the net.”


Oct 21, 2015   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Ping Launch Event 130615WHEN it comes to celebrating that one special day in the year, Argyle Community Trust has all the ingredients for a memorable birthday party.

The inspirational environment of your local professional football club provides a unique setting for a fabulous birthday party and we have a number of different options to make your day unforgettable.

Please see below for a list of our birthday party packages and to find out more, contact us on or call 01752 562561 ext.4.

A Green Birthday:

  • One-hour coaching session with a UEFA qualified Plymouth Argyle Coach
  • Use of facility to hold a one-hour birthday party
  • Ground Tour of Home Park
  • Signed birthday card from Plymouth Argyle Squad
  • Food and Drink not included
  • Price: £150

A Super Greens Birthday:

  • One-hour coaching session
  • Ground Tour of Home Park
  • Use of the Family Zone for all sections, including coach and music. The zone offers a small-sided sports arena, computer games, basketball and other activities.
  • Signed Birthday card from Plymouth Argyle squad
  • Food and Drink not included
  • Maximum of 15 participants, additional places at £10 per person
  • Price: £220

Birthday Match Day Magic:

  • One-hour Coaching session
  • Three-course Meal
  • Tickets for everyone to watch the game
  • Tour of Plymouth Argyle
  • Talk on the history of Plymouth Argyle
  • Price: £280

A Mega Greens Birthday:

  • One-hour coaching session
  • Ground Tour of Home Park
  • Use of the Family Zone for all sections, including coach and music. The zone offers a small-sided sports arena, computer games, basketball and other activities.
  • Signed football from Plymouth Argyle squad
  • Cold buffet food and drinks for 15 (Birthday Cake not included)
  • Appearance from Pilgrim Pete
  • Goody bag for each participant
  • Price £350.00


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

School Sports Fund
CREATING a long-lasting legacy is central to the ethos of Argyle Community Trust’s Schools Sports Fund.

This superb programme involves our highly-qualified team of coaches working with schools over a consistent period of time to help improve young people’s access to PE and School Sports, while also introducing new techniques for engagement with staff members.

We are committed to opening up opportunities for schools to expose their students to the pleasure of participating in a wide variety of sports, boosting the confidence, skills and health of young people in our region.

We offer PPA cover, PE lessons, After School Clubs, Lunch Time Clubs and all of these are not just football sessions, but multi-sports, such as tag rugby, basketball, handball, dodgeball, athletics, and more.

We aim to adapt our programme to meet the schools’ needs and we can work with any year group within a Primary School, relating it to the National Curriculum.

If your school would like more information, please contact or via phone on 01752 562561 ext 4.



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