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TABLE-TENNIS NETWORK

Jan 30, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

20150804_Multi_sport_03Launch Night on Wednesday, February 3rd – 6-8pm in the Players' Lounge at Home Park – open to all ages and abilities

ARGYLE Community Trust are delighted to introduce the launch of our brand new Argyle Community Table-Tennis Network.

We are bringing this growing sport to people of all ages and abilities across the local area, giving you a chance to make new friends while developing your skills in a highly technical game.

The Network has evolved from the fantastic response we had to the Table-Tennis sessions in our PL4 Sport programme and we are now looking for new recruits to get involved.

There will be three different sessions, starting with the Over 55s every Monday from 2 – 4pm and then we have coached groups for players aged between 12 – 25 years-old on Monday evenings from 5 – 6pm

The final session will be a dedicated night for Argyle Supporters / Families and this will be every Wednesday night from 6 – 8pm, and the bar will be open for refreshments. Sessions will be just £1 per player.

All sessions will be held at Home Park in the Players’ Lounge with a superb view of the Plymouth Argyle pitch. For more information, please contact the Trust on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email ryan.hooper@pafc.co.uk

PENRYN GAME OFF

Jan 30, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

THE weather has once again taken all three points, as our Peninsula League game at home to Penryn Athletic has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Details on the rearranged fixture will be announced in due course.

TRIALS MOVE ON TO REDRUTH

Jan 29, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

12002314_10153560773938119_7501719390978236600_nTHE cycle of Open Trials in February half-term will include a session at Carn Brea Leisure Centre in Redruth for the Plymouth Argyle Football Education scholarship.

Year 11 students are encouraged to come down for the trial on Tuesday, February 16 from 11am – 2pm. It will be an indoor session involving current players on the Futsal programme, who only recently returned from a tour of the USA.

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 honing their footballing talents.

The programme sees 16-18 years olds participate in a number of academic studies alongside a football scholarship run by Plymouth Argyle. The programme is designed to give people excellent academic qualifications that can take them into universities, overseas universities, employment and work places.

In addition to this, the programme provides talented and enthusiastic youngsters with the opportunity to train and play as a football scholar in tandem with their academic studies.

Previous scholars 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 at a high standard in local football.

The programme does 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.

For more information, please contact Post 16 Sports Education Manager Mike Foley on 07812 523222 or email mike.foley@pafc.co.uk

THE NCS PATHWAY

Jan 29, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

NCS GroupAFTER partaking in the National Citizen Service Autumn 2015 programme, NCS graduate Annie Lewis, shares her experiences on the programme, before she starts her sports journalism work placement with Argyle Community Trust. During her time on NCS, Annie grew as an individual, as she not only gained a renowned qualification but also overcame fears she never thought she would.

The NCS Project looks to develop young individuals and provide them with valuable life skills that will be highly beneficial in the future. The weekend event encouraged team building, independent living and development for communication and punctuality. The three-day stay in Weymouth included a variety of fun-filled activities, ranging from paddle boarding to rock climbing; an event to “suit everyone”.  

Within the short break in October, Annie evolved from being the quiet group member to one of the boldest leaders in the team. Her team’s social action project (SAP) became an insight to all group members about how much difference NCS can actually make.

Annie said: “When the opportunity of NCS came up, I simply thought it was too good to be true – a holiday, work experience and a qualification! What else was needed?

“Within the short time I spent with the community on my SAP, the amount of praise our team received made me realise how worthwhile the programme was – not only can you make a difference in your own life but you can make differences in others’ too.”

Since completing the programme, Annie has continued to put herself forward for voluntary work and in teamwork: “NCS gave me the confidence to pursue my ambitions and to apply the skills I gained.

“NCS has set me up with a set of life skills that I will now use throughout my life; a truly unforgettable and invaluable experience.”

For more information on the NCS programme, please contact our Social Inclusion Manager Dwain Morgan on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email dwain.morgan@pafc.co.uk

OPEN TRIALS IN WADEBRIDGE

Jan 28, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

fbt sportsARGYLE Community Trust are extending the Open Trials for 2016 to Wadebridge School on Thursday, February 18.

Hosted by our UEFA qualified coaches, the trial will combine with an Open Day to introduce the Professional Football Scholarship programme commencing in September 2016, which is run in partnership between Wadebridge School and Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

The Open Day will run from 11am – midday and we then move forward to the open trial, which will be held outside if the weather permits, but please bring appropriate kit if we do need to move indoors.

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 honing their footballing talents.

The programme sees 16-18 years olds participate in a number of academic studies alongside a football scholarship run by Plymouth Argyle. The programme is designed to give people excellent academic qualifications that can take them into universities, overseas universities, employment and work places.

In addition to this, the programme provides talented and enthusiastic youngsters with the opportunity to train and play as a football scholar in tandem with their academic studies.

Previous scholars 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 at a high standard in local football.

The programme does 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.

If you would like to attend the open trials, please contact Ed Timmons on 07843 126833 or e-mail ed.timmons@pafc.co.uk

OPEN TRIALS 2016

Jan 28, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

11988219_10153560776018119_3282971722177870801_nARGYLE Community Trust are holding open football trials for Year 11 students at the Saltmill complex in Saltash on Thursday, February 18 from 1 – 3pm.

Footballers are invited to attend and show their skills under the watchful eye of our UEFA qualified coaches, as we look to recruit players for the Football Education programme in partnership with Ivybridge Community College.

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 honing their footballing talents.

The programme sees 16-18 years olds participate in a number of academic studies alongside a football scholarship run by Plymouth Argyle. The programme is designed to give people excellent academic qualifications that can take them into universities, overseas universities, employment and work places.

In addition to this, the programme provides talented and enthusiastic youngsters with the opportunity to train and play as a football scholar in tandem with their academic studies.

Previous scholars 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 at a high standard in local football.

The programme does 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.

If you would like to attend the open trials, please contact Lee Britchford on 01752 562561, option 4 or e-mail lee.britchford@pafc.co.uk

 

PENRYN AT HOME

Jan 28, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

IT is a top of the table clash for Argyle in the Peninsula League Division 1 West on Saturday afternoon at Seale Hayne.

A win for the Pilgrims will see us overtake the visitors by one point and with four games in hand on Penryn, it would be a big statement in our bid to put pressure on the leaders Mousehole.

A solid 4-0 victory at Dobwalls last weekend was a great return to action for Argyle after nine weeks without a game and another brace for Louis Rooney shows the form of an extremely dangerous striker at this level.

“We know Penryn are a good side and it was a thrilling 3-3 draw at their place earlier in the season,” said Head Coach Kevin Nancekivell. “Both teams are pushing hard to put pressure on Mousehole at the top, so the ingredients are there for a big game.

“It will be a tough challenge but I was very happy with our win at Dobwalls on Saturday. We were very efficient in our work and when the pitch started to cut up, the lads adapted very well to the conditions.

“There is no doubt Seale Hayne will be heavy again this weekend but we trained there in midweek before the rain came in, and we have to be optimistic and prepared for the game to go ahead.”

BECOME A TRUST TRAINEE

Jan 27, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Plymouth Argyle v Morecambe 311015ARGYLE Community Trust are setting up a new 12-week traineeship aimed at young adults aged from 16 – 18, who are currently not in employment, education or training.

The programme will invite people into the unique environment of a professional football club, providing an insight into the work we do as a Trust and the inner sanctum of Plymouth Argyle.

Participants will work towards Functional Skills in English, Match and ICT, employability skills and a work placement at Plymouth Argyle Football Club, as we aim to raise aspirations for young people looking for a new direction in their professional life.

The programme commences in March 2016 and for more information, please contact Social Inclusion Manager Dwain Morgan on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email dwain.morgan@pafc.co.uk

AN IMPRESSIVE JOURNEY

Jan 27, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Matt AndersonARGYLE Community Trust is now into its eighth year of delivering the Kicks project to socially deprived estates and neighbourhoods in Plymouth.

Working in partnership with the Premier League Charitable Fund, the sessions focus on engaging young people with positive activities that help to deter anti-social behaviour and improve personal aspirations.

Matt Anderson joined the Kicks programme as a reluctant youngster, who was struggling with unemployment, low academic achievements and a lack of motivation that saw him slip into petty crime in his area.

His inspirational story is told by Argyle Community Trust Social Inclusion Manager Dwain Morgan.

“Matt Anderson was referred to us by Affinity Sutton Housing Ward,” said Dwain. “He was a young man who had been involved in petty crime and lived in an area of social deprivation.

“He was looking for an opportunity in football and he started as a participant on the Kicks programme. Matt made terrific progress and we took him forward as a volunteer coach with the Trust.

“Matt committed over 40 hours of voluntary contributions and now works as a paid employee of the Trust. He has successfully obtained a Level 1 Football Coaching qualification and passed the First Aid course.

“Alongside his work with the Trust, Matt is also volunteering at the Tamar View Youth Club in Plymouth, giving back to the community and helping to raise the aspirations of young people in his area.

“Matt has become an exceptional role model for all participants on the Kicks programme. He is an excellent mentor and we are all very proud of his success.”

MATCH-DAY MAGIC v WYCOMBE

Jan 27, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Match-Day Magic Pic for FlyerTHIS Saturday’s game at Home Park will provide another busy day for Argyle Community Trust staff, as our Match-Day Magic promotion is again fully booked.

Youth Football Clubs from west of the Tamar are joining us for the visit of Wycombe, as we welcome Helston Harriers, St Dennis YFC and Liskeard Junior FC.

The day will start with a welcome, a brief talk on the history of the club and a Stadium tour. This is followed by a coaching session for the children in the adjacent Life Centre and then a buffet for everyone at the same venue.

Finally, the groups are escorted to our award-winning Family Stand, where there are activities for the youngsters to enjoy prior to the game and also at half time.

Hopefully, they will have witnessed another three points for the lads in Green and will become regular supporters in years to come.

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