Browsing articles from "February, 2016"


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

DAVE Leonard’s reign as Argyle Ladies manager got off to a losing start at a freezing Gosport on the weekend, losing 6-0 to Portsmouth FC Ladies.

The game started quietly with both sides failing to take control of the game on a terrible, bumpy pitch but that all changed in the 17th minute when a cross from the right bounced across the Argyle penalty box, with the ball finally falling to Bloomfield on the left, she took one touch and then saw her shot deflected of Chubb and past Kyle.

Almost immediately, Argyle had a chance to draw level when Summer Taylor one the ball half way in the Pompey half and raced clear. Unfortunately, as she was about to get her shot in, the Portsmouth right-back got across and managed to clear the ball for a corner.

Argyle fell further behind in the 25th minute when the defence failed to clear the ball and it fell to Kempson who coolly lobbed the ball over Kyle and into the far corner.

Undeterred, Argyle’s young side battled back and created chances to get back in the game. The first of which came in the 29th minute when Brown played the ball behind the Pompey defence for Wells to race on to. She took a touch then shot across the goalkeeper, but agonizingly for Argyle the ball bounced off the foot of the post and back in to the grateful arms of the keeper.

Ten minutes later, Atkins played a lovely ball over the top of the Pompey defence to Wells, her shot was blocked and the ball fell nicely to Brown whose first time shot went narrowly over the bar.

Eleven minutes into the second half, Argyle’s best chance saw Summer Taylor’s shot from 18 yards rattle the crossbar with the keeper well beaten.

The game then took a turn for the worse for Argyle as the home side scored four goals in nine minutes. The first came in the 61st minute when Chubb was penalised for bringing down Hillier, with Kempson putting away the penalty kick.

Pompey were awarded a second penalty in the 64th minute. Pollock was adjudged to have tripped Quinn, which was a very soft decision, especially as a minute earlier Argyle had a legitimate claim for a penalty turned down by the referee. Kempson comprehensively despatched the penalty high into the roof of the net to complete her hat-trick.

Three minutes later, Pompey scored a fifth when Clark clipped the ball past the advancing keeper. The scoring was completed in the 70th minute when a cross to the near post from the right caused hesitation between Kyle and Chubb which allowed Stevens to nip in and head the ball into the net.

Argyle’s misery was compounded in the 89th minute when Chubb received a red card for a second bookable offence. Although the score line suggests a comprehensive defeat, the score line flattered Portsmouth somewhat.

There were plenty of positives for Dave Leonard to take from Argyle’s performance, he said after the game: “I have told the ladies we have a six-game season and I need everybody to pull together on and off the field to give us a chance of staying up. From what I have seen technically, we have good players in the team, but there is a lot of hard work needed to be done between now and the end of the season.”


Feb 26, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ADC Girls v SwanseaARGYLE Girls Advanced Development Centre took on Swansea City in the Under-16 and Under-14 category, sharing the spoils on an excellent day of football at Ivybridge Community College.

The Development Centre runs alongside the Devon FA Centre of excellence, enabling young, talented females to progress through the age groups and potentially into the Plymouth Argyle Ladies squad.

The Under-16s returned with a 4-1 victory against the durable opposition, with each player putting in a valuable contribution for the team to successfully come away with a win.

Although the Under-14s came away with an unlucky 7-4 loss, the team also utilized every player and scored four good goals.

The PL Girls Football Programme put on a superb tournament and a great day was had by all. To find out more, please contact Social Inclusion Officer Ryan Hooper on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Feb 26, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Extra Time Table TennisARGYLE Community Trust plays host to Extra-Time Kurling and Table-Tennis sessions for the over 55s every Monday afternoon at Home Park, consistently creating superb opportunities for the mature community to participate in exercise, whilst incorporating a fun and welcoming social aspect.

The activity caters for all as it is currently run as a joint session, with enough equipment for individual preference, so everyone can take part.

The session is run weekly on a Monday afternoon, 2-4pm in the Argyle Tribute Lounge. It runs throughout the year, except bank holidays and the Christmas period, so the activity is regular and would aid good health and social well-being.

Every week there is a club raffle, which involves all participants, as well as a tea and biscuit break during the session.

If this enjoyable activity is for you, contact Ryan Hooper on or Chloe Matten on / 01752 562561 (ext 4) for more details.


Feb 24, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

TherapyARGYLE Community Trust is delighted to announce the opening of a brand new Sports Therapy Clinic based at Home Park and run by Plymouth Argyle’s team of highly-qualified physiotherapy staff.

The experience of working with professional athletes on a daily basis naturally provides us with a privileged insight into the world of sporting injuries, rehabilitation and prevention.

We will assess and treat your injury, returning you to full functional fitness and ready to take on your chosen sport in the fastest possible time, while also preventing recurrence of the injury.

The clinic will be open throughout the week for selected slots of availability and for more information, please contact Lead Therapist Adam Slater on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Feb 24, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust is looking to recruit an experienced Cornwall Community Development Officer to oversee and develop its core schools’ programmes, holiday provision and extended services.

As a registered charity, the Community Trust works in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, with many people across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting engagement with youngsters.

Experience of football coaching in a wide range of settings, including schools, sport centres and in varied community work for players aged 3-18, is essential. The post holder must have experience in managing and delegating staff.
The post is full-time and is offered on a 12-month fixed term contract
If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, please send a CV and a covering letter to:

Jason Chapman
Football Development Manager
Argyle Community Trust
Home Park
Plymouth PL2 3DQ
Or e-mail:

Closing date for applications: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12pm, interviews for the post will be conducted on Friday, March 4.

Cornwall Community Officer Job Description


Feb 23, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Matt QuickTHE Football Scholarship programme with Argyle Community Trust offers a realistic route to employment within the sport industry and a fine example of what can happen is the story of aspiring coach Matt Quick.

After completing his GCSE’s, Matt joined the Futsal Scholarship programme with Redruth School and Argyle Community Trust and has now progressed to a degree at the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon).

He has clearly made a terrific impression with the hierarchy at Home Park and works as a community coach for the Trust, developing the next generation of football talent.

“I am now a coach with Argyle Community Trust and currently undertaking a degree at Marjon in Football Development and Coaching,” said Matt.

“I am goalkeeping coach for the Advanced Development Centre Girls at under-16 level and also around schools in the local area, so the programme has led me to a genuine career in sport.

“When I completed my GCSE’s, I knew I wanted to pursue football and it was fantastic to be involved with a professional club, ending up with a BTEC qualification and the natural progression from the scholarship was to join a course at Marjon.

“I would highly recommend the course to any enthusiastic footballer looking to embark on a career in sport. My programme was based at Carn Brea Leisure Centre and I’m still playing Futsal for England Under-21s.”

To find out more about the Football Education programme with Argyle Community Trust, please contact 01752 562561 ext.4 or email


Feb 23, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust is forging a new partnership with King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC) in Totnes to deliver the highly successful Post-16 Football Education programme.

Students are being given the chance to enrol on this new course at KEVICC from September 2016, gaining a unique insight into the inner working of a professional football club, while earning a qualification that can see them progress to Higher Education or employment in the sports industry.

Argyle Community Trust and KEVICC 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.

KEVICC Team Leader of PE Carly Perring said: “Our academic programme at Kennicott is hugely successful giving students a broad range of subject choices to study.

“The addition of this programme will provide students with the opportunity to develop their Football skills with professional coaches, gain experience of the sports industry by working alongside a professional club and open their minds to other employment roles within the industry.

“During their time at Kennicott students will study a selection of ‘A’ level or level 3 equivalent courses of their choice alongside the Football programme with the guidance and support of KEVICC teaching staff. T

“This is a really exciting development for us and we are looking forward to working closely with Plymouth Argyle over the next academic year. If you are interested in applying for this course or would like more information please go the KEVICC website to peruse our online Sixth form prospectus. 


Feb 23, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

IMG_0875ARGYLE have the won annual PL4Sport table-tennis competition  in tri-team tournament also featuring Swansea City and Portsmouth.

The Argyle team was made up from our satellites at Eggbuckland and St Boniface, with the players split into two groups of beginners and intermediate.

Argyle came out on top, with Swansea second and Portsmouth third. To find out more about PL4Sport, please contact our Social Inclusion Officer Ryan Hooper on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Feb 23, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

THIS 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 Biscovey, Bodmin and Padstow will join us for a magical experience at Home Park.

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 and points for the lads in Green and will become regular supporters in years to come.


Feb 22, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Skills Aid PlymouthTHE relationship between Plymouth Argyle Football Club and the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) continues to provide stories of professional success for aspiring young people.

The progression made by former Argyle apprentice Dan Hart is a shining example of the pathways we can provide by working together in ensuring graduates on our degree programme are given realistic opportunities to forge a career in sport.

Argyle Community Trust and Marjon are joining forces again this year to launch the new degree in Football Development & Coaching, providing further options for students to gain a unique insight into the world of professional football.

“After leaving Argyle, I went back into College and my original plan was to pursue a course in Sport and Media,” said Dan. “I then explored the managerial route and enrolled on the Sports Management Degree at Marjon.

“I am now in the process of completing my three-year course and I’ve just been appointed the Community Cohesion Officer with Argyle Community Trust. The work experience modules in any university degree are a fantastic opportunity to build contacts for future employment.

“It has been a natural progression for me to move on from the degree programme to working in professional football and the foundations provided to me by the course at Marjon have been pivotal in starting to achieve my career goals.

“The relationship between Marjon and Plymouth Argyle Football Club has been extremely positive for me, offering graduates the opportunity to identify a clear employment pathway through the degree programme.”

To find out more about the new degree, BA (Hons) Football Development & Coaching, run by Marjon and Argyle Community Trust, please contact us on or call 01752 562561 ext.4

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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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