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WHITSUN HOLIDAY COURSES

May 20, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Easter Football Roadshows 4ARGYLE Community Trust now has dates fixed in the diary for a fantastic Whitsun half-term packed with football and sporting courses for youngsters across the region.

A full schedule is available below and you can also download an application form here. Whitsun Flyer 2016

Courses run from 10am – 3pm and for more information, please contact us on community@pafc.co.uk or call 01752 562561 ext.4.

Our Football Roadshows place emphasis on development sessions, focussing on skill and technique with competitions and small-sided games.

Search for a Star is your opportunity to shine in a day designed for aspiring young footballers to show their talent under the watchful eyes of our UEFA qualified coaches.

The Activities Day and Multi-Sports are fun-filled sessions, with a programme including football, golf, hockey, X-box, art and a whole lot more.

Goalkeepers and strikers is a day dedicated to those who love putting the ball in the net and those who get in the way with great saves, improving your skills in two vital areas of the game.

Tiny Tots are football sessions aimed at children aged from 3-6 years, providing these young players with an introduction to the game with an emphasis on improving coordination and listening skills.

Tuesday, May 31 / Wednesday, June 1
Home Park, PAFC
Two-Day Course
Football Roadshow
£24

Tuesday, May 31 / Wednesday, June 1
Bodmin Dragon Leisure Centre
Two-Day Course
Football Roadshow
£24

Tuesday, May 31
Polkyth Leisure Centre, St Austell
Football Roadshow
£12

Tuesday, May 31
St Joseph’s School, Launceston
Search for a Star
£12

Tuesday, May 31
Ivybridge Community College
Football Roadshow
£12

Wednesday, June 1
Home Park, PAFC
Tiny Tots aged 3-6 yrs (10am – 12pm)
£5

Wednesday, June 1
Treleigh Primary School, Redruth
Football Roadshow
£12

Wednesday, June 1
Bude Youth Football Club
Football Roadshow
£12

Wednesday, June 1
Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Redruth
Football Roadshow
£12

Thursday, June 2
Brickfields, Plymouth
Multi-Sports
£8

Thursday, June 2 / Friday, June 3
Two-Day Course
Richard Lander School, Truro
Football Roadshow
£24

Thursday, June 2
Lux Park Leisure Centre, Liskeard
Strikers and Goalkeepers
£12

Thursday, June 2
St Teath Football Club
Search for a Star
£12

Thursday, June 2
Home Park, PAFC
Pan Disability Football Day
£8

Thursday, June 2
Charlestown Youth FC, St Austell
Football Roadshow
£12

Friday, June 3
Home Park, PAFC
Strikers and Goalkeepers
£12

Friday, June 3
Saltash.Net Community School
Search for a Star
£12

Friday, June 3
St Joseph’s School, Launceston
Strikers and Goalkeepers
£12

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

May 20, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

PLYMOUTH Argyle have been crowned champions of the South-West Youth Development League.

It is a tremendous achievement for the young Pilgrims, who also reached the semi-final of the cup competition and faced Liverpool.

The team operates under the stewardship of manager Lee Hodges, combining success on the pitch with their educational pursuit towards a Btec Level 3 Extended Diploma.

“The boys have done extremely well and it shows the success of our programme that the only side to beat us in the league this season was our reserve team,” said Hodges.

“We got over the line with a game to go in a competitive division that includes two sides affiliated to Chelsea, as well as Bournemouth, Exeter, Portsmouth and Cheltenham.

“Our reserves finished in mid-table and I see some genuine talent through both squads. Our aim is to develop them as players, both in terms of their technical ability and the mental approach to the game.”

For more information on the programme, please contact Lee Britchford on 01752 562561 ext.4 or lee.britchford@pafc.co.uk

ENDING ON A HIGH

May 20, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

THE Plymouth Argyle Futsal A-team squad based at Carn Brea Leisure Centre completed their league season with an excellent 7-2 victory over Cheltenham Town.

The B-team were unfortunately beaten​ by champions Reading on the final day but have still qualified for the national finals in Birmingham after finishing as runners-up in their division.

It has been another successful year on the Futsal scheme, with the youngsters developing as footballers as well as working extremely hard on their studies for the Btec programme.

The undoubted highlight was a winter tour of the USA, competing against University sides in the States, while exploring the sights and sounds of New York and Philadelphia. 

For more information on the Futsal Scholarship, please contact Mike Foley and Neil Slateford on mike.foley@pafc.co.uk or neil.slateford@pafc.co.uk

GIVE A LITTLE RESPECT

May 20, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust combined with the Marine Academy Plymouth on a respect programme for 13 students to experience life at a professional football club.

The youngsters, aged 16 and 17, formed a working skills group, visiting Home Park for a series of team-building activities that helped them to gain confidence in a professional environment.

The group worked on interview techniques, approaching each task with great enthusiasm and the end result was the delivery of a respect workshop for the children at Ernesettle Primary School.

This is the fourth year of the Trust working on this project and it was a pleasure to see these youngsters add a valuable learning experience to their CV.

FANTASTIC SEASON FOR ABILITY COUNTS

May 19, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

IT has been a campaign of universal success for all four teams representing Plymouth Argyle in the Ability Counts League.

Each of our sides performed superbly in their respective divisions, starting with a League and Cup double for the Premier League first team, while our second team finished as runners-up.

The Green dominance continued with a league title for the Intermediate squad and a runners-up slot for the League 1 outfit.

It is a huge credit to the attitude and discipline of all our teams, as each side representing the Pilgrims won the Respect Trophy for showing respect to officials, players, supporters and coaches.

The Ability Counts League is a thriving opportunity for footballers with disabilities to display their talent in a competitive environment.

The future is also looking very bright for Argyle, with more and more young players joining our vibrant junior programme and the Ability Counts Junior team.

For more information on Ability Counts, please contact Health and Disability Officer Josh Grant on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email josh.grant@pafc.co.uk

COMMUNITY CUP CANCELLATION

May 18, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

IT is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Plymouth Argyle Community Cup for 2016.

This decision was taken after a series of discussions between the club and Argyle Community Trust, and a combination of factors have forced us into sadly cancelling what has become a flagship event for the Trust.

Our original plan was to use the first-team pitch at Home Park, providing youngsters a unique opportunity to play on the hallowed turf but the much publicized algae infection of the playing surface, allied with the Rod Stewart concert in July, has prompted the renovation process to be brought forward.

We then rescheduled to use the Harper’s Park training ground but this has again been thwarted by the superb success of reaching the play-off final, and the first-team will quite understandably require the use of their training facilities in preparation for the big game at Wembley.

We have explored a number of alternative venues but, with 96 teams scheduled to compete in the Community Cup, the logistical practicalities of redirecting all the facilities required, such as catering, toilet facilities, parking etc has prevented this from being a viable option. The inclement weather predicted for this weekend has also been a factor in this difficult decision.

The club has done everything in its power to ensure the tournament could continue and we all apologise sincerely for the short notice.

As a Trust, we are very grateful to Football Development Manager Jason Chapman for his exhaustive efforts in organizing the tournament and we now have the onerous task of informing all the participating teams, as well as the external outlets involved in making the Community Cup a success.

All teams will be sent a full refund and, as a gesture of our regret, we will provide each of the 96 clubs involved with 20 free tickets for the pre-season friendly against West Bromwich Albion at Home Park.

We hope you can understand the reasons for this cancellation and we thank you for your continued support and cooperation. If have any further questions, please contact Argyle Community Trust Manager Mark Lovell on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email mark.lovell@pafc.co.uk

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

May 18, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Team photo at exeter regionalsTHE dream of retaining the national title is very much on for the Plymouth Argyle Walking Football team.

The first step to repeating the brilliant success of last year was to earn our place in the showpiece event by securing the regional championship and this was achieved in impressive fashion.

Strong performances from a confident squad booked our slot in the final against Bristol Rovers and the title was confirmed with a comfortable 3-0 victory. The Walking Football side now progress to the National Finals at St George’s Park on June 7th.

For more information on joining the Plymouth Argyle Walking Football squad, please contact Health and Disability Officer Josh Grant on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email josh.grant@pafc.co.uk

DRAMA FROM THE SPOT

May 18, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Final Day PenaltiesA TERRIFIC Home Park season concluded with the Pilgrims smashing five past Hartlepool and then that thrilling play-off win over Portsmouth, but there was also plenty of action during the interval. 

Argyle Community Trust staged their final +Sport Move and Learn penalty shootout during half-time of the Hartlepool game, and it was another thriller, as St Peter’s RC Primary School edged past Widewell Primary School with an 8-7 victory.

Both schools were given the chance to participate in the shootout after completing the six-week +Sport Move and Learn programme, which has proven to have a positive impact on youngsters by using sport to improve their appreciation of the need for a healthy lifestyle.

The children involved watched the game from our acclaimed Family Stand area at Home Park, taking part in mini football matches, air hockey, pool, boxing, table tennis, table football and access to our games consoles.

It was a great way to finish off our season at home and everyone from the +Sport Move and Learn team would now like to wish Argyle the best of luck for the play-off final.

NCS PARENTS EVENING

May 17, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Raft Building 7MOMENTUM is building for a summer of discovery with Argyle Community Trust and the National Citizenship Service.

We are holding parents’ evenings for all participants and their families to provide you with an insight into the NCS programme, meet the session leaders, learn about the various venues used in the project and have all your questions answered.

There are limited spaces still available for NCS 2016. Please contact our NCS team on 01752 562561 ext.4 or email dwain.morgan@pafc.co.uk / ryan.yeoman@pafc.co.uk

NCS is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps youngsters to build their skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. Participants will have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community.

NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.

Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they are passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.

Dates for the Parents’ Evenings are listed below:
Wave 1: Tuesday, June 14th from 5.30-6.30pm
Wave 2: Wednesday, June 15th from 5.30-6.30pm
Wave 3: Tuesday, June 14th from 7-8pm
Model B: Wednesday, June 15th from 7-8pm

All parents’ evenings will be held in the Argyle Lounge at Home Park

COACH WITH ARGYLE

May 10, 2016   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Jason Chapman CoachingARGYLE Community Trust is looking for enthusiastic and forward-thinking coaches to work with young people in Plymouth, South Devon, North Devon and throughout Cornwall.

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

Argyle Community Trust sessional staff members are at the heart of this engagement and are valued greatly by the Club. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team.

We would also love to discuss opportunities with coaches looking to work in our new programmes focussing on players with disabilities.

Candidates must hold up-to-date qualifications in the following:
· FA Level 2 Coaching Qualification
· Safeguarding Children Certificate
· First Aid Certificate
· Level 1 in another Sports Coaching qualification (preferable)
· Attended FA Youth Award Module One (preferable)
· Must be able to drive

Argyle Community Trust is looking for sessional staff members that can work within the following settings: In-School coaching
After School Clubs
Social Inclusion
Development Centres
Half Term and Holiday courses
Disability Football

If you think you can add value to our team and have the relevant qualifications, please send in your CV and a covering letter to Jason.chapman@pafc.co.uk  or by post to:
FAO Jason Chapman
Argyle Community Trust
Home Park
Plymouth
PL2 3DQ

An enhanced CRB check and references will be required.

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