Browsing articles from "March, 2016"


Mar 31, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Bude Preview WebARGYLE return to Peninsula League action with the reverse fixture against a Liskeard side we recently defeated 3-0 at Lux Park.

While the Pilgrims played some good stuff on that night, Liskeard showed more than enough promise to ensure Saturday’s meeting will be another difficult outing.

The incentive for Argyle is to gain three more points and cement second place in the Division 1 West, as that should be sufficient to ensure promotion to the Premier Division next season.

“I imagine Liskeard will come to us looking to extract a little bit of revenge from the last game,” said Head Coach Kevin Nancekivell. “They will be looking to press us all over the pitch and we expect a very tough afternoon.

“Liskeard have got some good young players in their team and we realise they can beat anybody on their day. We have to be completely focussed and 100% on our game to get the right result.

“Our aim for this season was to give our Academy and Education players regular football, and we’ve achieved that. If we can also win promotion to the Premier Division, that would be fantastic but there are a lot of games still to be played.

“We have an important Youth Alliance game against Southend as well this weekend but we will field two competitive sides for both fixtures.”


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

Home-ParkARGYLE Community Trust will break new ground this week when we host our first ever football roadshow for footballers with disabilities.

The event at Home Park on Thursday will be open to all players with disabilities and a day packed with fun activities to raise a smile in the sun and rain of a typical Easter holidays.

All abilities are welcome and our UEFA-qualified coaches have devised sessions that provide players with an opportunity to interact, thrive and, most importantly, enjoy a special day of sport.

The Sporting Roadshow for players with disabilities runs from 10am – 3pm and represents terrific value at just £5 for the whole day.


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

THE Easter schedule is ready and waiting for enthusiastic young footballers to get involved with Argyle Community Trust.

The sun is starting to shine again and we have a fabulous 32 soccer schools planned for across the region over the Easter holidays, spreading the beautiful game far and wide.

A full list of courses is available below and you can now book online at or contact us for more information on or call 01752 562561 ext.4

Unless otherwise stated, our football courses run from 10am – 3pm and are open to boys and girls aged from 5 – 15. Complete the form below and join in the fun.

Easter Course 2016 Flyer


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

Sport Move and Learn at ParliamentARGYLE Community Trust were invited to the House of Commons last week for a parliamentary gathering to celebrate the national success of the + Sport Move and Learn Project. 

At the event, a number of speakers, including MPs, Ferrero UK and Ireland CEO Pieraldo Oldano, Football League Trust Operations Director Mike Evans and Hiedi Sloan from Sky Blues in the Community, spoke about the successes and major developments of the project over the past year.

The + Sport Move and Learn project is a UK programme developed by Ferrero and the Football League Trust. It is an in-school programme, which is part of Ferrero’s global initiative to encourage healthy and active lifestyles for children across the world. The active platform has already reached 15 million children, and in 2016 the programme aims to target over 32,000 children across the UK and Ireland.

Argyle Community Trust Manager Mark Lovell attended the event with our Football Development Manager Jason Chapman and Football Development Officer Stewart Walbridge.

“The event was great at bringing all the leaders together to review the successes of this valuable project,” said Mark. “It’s helpful to meet other leaders from the project to talk about the tips and achievements they have gained from the programme in order for us to apply that to our local projects.”

All speakers united in thanking all leaders of the programme, as without their support and dedication to the new project, “it would not be where it is today” and “not have the opportunity to develop” and reach hundreds more children nationally.

Argyle Community Trust delivers the six-week project to primary schools throughout Plymouth and the surrounding areas. The six-week long programme is split into three sections, meaning each young person involved has two-week blocks of football, handball and dodgeball.

Each session lasts 90 minutes, which is split into two. The first half includes all the sport activities and the second half is classroom-based, where the individuals learn about nutrition, diet and hydration, as well as each young person receiving a qualification at the end of the programme.

If you want to find out more about the + Sport Move and Learn Project, please contact Stewart on  and follow the link:


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

ARGYLE’S home game against Illogan RBL in the Peninsula League has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Seale Hayne.

The rearranged date will be announced in due course.


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

GoosewellARGYLE Community Trust joined more than 600 students at Goosewell Primary School to celebrate Sport Relief in style last week.

Our coaches engaged with classes across the school on a special occasion designated as ‘Plymouth Argyle Day’. The youngsters experienced new sports throughout the day, took part in a penalty competition and, best of all, spent time with Pilgrim Pete.

The project comes under the umbrella of Argyle’s growing +Sport Move and Learn scheme, which continues to thrive in delivering programmes that help improve the health and personal aspirations of local youngsters.

A fantastic day at Goosewell concluded with Plymouth Argyle captain Curtis Nelson joining the children for some pictures and tips on how to work on their football skills.

To find out more and see if Argyle Community Trust can benefit your school, please contact our Football Development Officer Stewart Walbridge on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email


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

SG Plymouth Logo-01ARGYLE Community Trust is once again working closely with Plymouth City Council on a project to improve the happiness and wellbeing of young people in our region.

Plymouth Street Games provide free or low cost sports sessions across the city, opening up a world of vibrant and engaging activities to young people aged from 11 – 25.

The project places particular emphasis on youth leadership, enabling participants to thrive in an environment focussed on fun, enjoyment and social interaction.

Street Games at a glance…

•           Free or low cost sport on your doorstep

•           There is a national Doorstep Sport training academy

•           A national youth volunteering programme

•           A national young women and girls programme

•           A programme of sports events and festivals

Plymouth Street Games is part of the Doorstep Sport Clubs operating across the City and you can find out more about the project by contacting our Community Cohesion Officer Dan Hart on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email


Mar 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 Holsworthy, Kingsteignton and the Plymouth-based Keyham Colts will join us for a day that starts 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.


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

ARGYLE moved up to second in Division 1 West of the Peninsula League with an impressive 3-0 win over a very competent Liskeard team at Lux Park.

The home side have built a talented young squad and it was always going to be a test for the Pilgrims under the lights, but good periods of Green possession made it tough for Liskeard and leading scorer Louis Rooney opened the scoring on 28 minutes.

It remained a game very much in the balance until Rooney bagged his second just past the hour and a fine night was capped by Josh Richards scoring an absolutely belter from distance with 15 minutes left on the clock.


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

ARGYLE Community Trust now has an instagram page, bringing you all the latest pictures and snippets of info on this thriving member of the Plymouth Argyle family.

Come and follow us on and see what is happening with your local Community Trust.

For more information on all that is going on with Argyle Community Trust, give us a call on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email



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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