Browsing articles from "April, 2017"


Apr 28, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust would like to congratulate NCS participant Sophie Toulson for winning the Plymouth University Student Employee of the Year award in the Step Up to Leadership category.

Sophie received this well-deserved recognition for her work on the NCS project and also her time spent with the All Saints Academy in Plymouth.

We are really pleased for Sophie, who started with us as an NCS Team Leader in 2016 and will again be working on NCS for this summer. She now moves on to the regional finals in May.

Congratulations to Sophie and if you would like to work on NCS, please contact us on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Apr 28, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

EXCITEMENT levels for this summer’s National Citizen Service (NCS) cranked up another notch with our latest Keep Warm event.

Participants scheduled to take part in NCS joined us for an evening at the Adrenalin Urban Activity Park in Plymouth, meeting their Team Leaders for the summer and mingling with young people signed up to the programme.

NCS is a life-changing summer experience for young people of school-leaving age. Find out more by contacting


Apr 28, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

THE Plymouth Argyle Football Education squad produced their finest display of the season to sweep past league leaders and champions-elect Crystal Palace.

The visitors have been superb in the National Education League this season but they were kept at bay by some terrific defending in the first half from the Pilgrims.

We then broke the shackles with a fine finish from Travis Skerton early in the second half and he swiftly added a second to provide some comfort for Argyle.

Strike-partner Morgan Parsonage then got in on the act, as the lads put in a terrific half of exciting attacking football. Next up is a trip to Crawley Town and we also have the pleasure of a training session with first-team manager Derek Adams next week.

To find out more about the Football Education programme at Home Park, please contact Lee Britchford on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Apr 27, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

WILDCATS is a brand new FA initiative launching nationwide to open up football opportunities for young girls of Primary School age.

Aimed at girls from 5-11 years, Wildcats will provide a fantastic introduction to the sport, with the emphasis placed on fun, enjoyment and developing technical skills.

Argyle Community Trust is opening three mini soccer centres for Wildcats at Plympton Academy, Stoke Damerel and Launceston College. Full details are below and all girls at Wildcats will be regularly monitored by our team of coaches for possible progression within the development structure at Home Park.

These clubs are for any ability, whether you have played the game for ages or it is the first time you want to try football.

All these clubs are starting the week of April 17.

Stoke Wildcats
Venue – Stoke Damerel Community College, PL3 4BD
Time – Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm
Cost – £2 per session (first session free)

Plympton Wildcats
Venue -  Plympton Academy Sports Hall, PL7 2RS
Time – Tuesdays 5-6pm
Cost – £2 per session (first session free)

Launceston Wildcats (formally known as Launceston LTPD)
Venue – Launceston College, PL15 9JR
Time – Mondays 6-7pm
Cost- £3 per session (first session free)

For more information, please contact our PL Girls Officer Bow Jackson on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Apr 27, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust was delighted to host our inaugural Community Cup for schools registered on the PL Primary Stars initiative.

We welcomed 30 teams from schools across Plymouth to the Goals Soccer Centre for an enthralling tournament that opened with the teams split into four groups, all vying for a place in the quarter-finals.

These last-eight games carried the extra incentive of a place in the semi-finals securing the opportunity to play in the regional competition later in the summer. The last four comprised two sides from Woodford Primary, as well as teams from Hyde Park and Wembury School.

A thrilling ended with a final between the two sides from Woodford and a very proud day for their school.

The tournament was exclusive to schools on our PL Primary Stars initiative. To find out more on PL Primary Stars, please contact Stewart Walbridge on or call 01752 562561 ext.4


Apr 27, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust is looking to recruit a sports tutor and support coach. The position is a dual role working with Argyle Community Trust focusing on our Post 16 Education provision and initiatives in Cornwall.

The position will be based in Redruth. However, at times, you may need to work outside of the area boundary dependent on the demands of the programmes.

Sports Tutor and Lead Coach Job Description

PAFC Application Form

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

The candidate will provide quality teaching and learning for vocational courses, including BTEC Level 2 & 3 sports programmes, primarily working on the Post 16 Football Scholarship programme. The role will require delivery on both the education and practical side of the course and will include regular liaison with parents and guardians of the students on the course, as well as the relevant departments within the Football Club.

The post holder will be responsible for the Post 16 Football Development Programme in Redruth and will be responsible for the recruitment of future students, attendance at training days and meetings set up by any partner organisations related to this scholarship programme. In addition to this, the lead staff member will also line manage the coaching team for this specific programme and co-ordinate the football programme.

There is also a requirement for the Lead Sport Tutor and Coach to have either qualified teaching status, be working towards this accreditation or be qualified to degree level in a sport-related theme or have relevant teaching experience.

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 complete the application form and send a CV and covering letter to:

Mark Lovell
Head of Community
Argyle Community Trust
Home Park

Or e-mail:

In your covering letter, you should draw on all relevant aspects of your experience, including paid employment and/or voluntary work and training to demonstrate how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements of this job specification above.

Argyle Community Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and undertake safer recruitment processes.

The successful candidate will need to hold or be prepared to undertake enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, May 3, 2017.


Apr 26, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust was proud to take part in the EFL Community Day of Action, as all 72 EFL clubs came together to highlight and showcase the impact of community programmes across the country.

Our day actually kicked off with a look back on the day before and a media release on the PL Primary Stars Schools tournament, which brought together schools from across the city for a day of football at Plymouth Argyle.

Meanwhile, the Football Development Programme for post-16 students at Home Park endured a tough training session through the morning before an afternoon in the classroom as part of their diploma studies, as well as video analysis ahead of the Wednesday fixture in the National Youth Football League.

Travel across the border into town throughout Cornwall and the Community Day of Action included after-school clubs, an Advanced Development Centre for girls, PL Kicks in Redruth and our Football Education programme in Carn Brea.

Back to Plymouth for a lunchtime session at Woodford Primary as part of the Wildcats initiative introducing football to girls of Primary School age.

All the activity was interrupted by a surge of bicycles at Home Park, as 30 participants departed for the first leg or our annual charity bike ride in aid of good causes across the region.

The evening just got busier, as we staged PL Kicks in Plymouth, a Long-Term Player Development Centre for talented youngsters, PL4 Sport programmes in a range of sports, ability counts training and Walking Football in St Austell.

This is just a flavour of some of the activities taking place with Argyle Community Trust, where every day is a day of action.


Apr 25, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

ARGYLE Community Trust would like to express our sincere gratitude for your generous offer to once again escort our riders on the annual Pedal 4 Pounds Charity Bike Ride.

The event has grown and evolved to become a significant player in the Plymouth Argyle calendar, and we are hopeful of making 2017 our most successful year ever.

We were extremely proud to raise over £18,000 for a range of fantastic causes, including the Chestnut Appeal based at Derriford Hospital, which is dedicated to the fight against Prostate Cancer.

The money raised from Pedal 4 Pounds made a significant contribution to the purchase of brand new state-of-the-art equipment used to improve diagnosis of Prostate Cancer.

The project has also made a huge impact on community projects across Plymouth and the surrounding areas, as well as providing a fantastic experience for all the participants.

The journey begins, however, with Target Travel, so thank-you very much for providing the transport to start the ride. It is an absolute pleasure to be working in such close partnership with a proud local company.


Apr 25, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Book online now

THE dream of playing at Home Park under the management of an Argyle Legend is about to come true for 32 members of the Green Army.

Paul Wotton and Lee Hodges have seen it all when it comes to Argyle experiences and they will now share their vast knowledge in a special one-off fixture involving two squads of Green supporters.

The game will be played on the hallowed surface at Home Park on Tuesday, May 9 with a 7pm kick-off. Reserve your place now and, in the process, you can raise money to support the Argyle Community Trust Health programmes.

The event will be held on the main pitch with every player having the opportunity to grace the Home Park pitch and play in the famous Plymouth Argyle strip. The 90-minute game will be run in the same manner as a professional match-day.

The Argyle Fans’ match package includes:
Minimum of 60 minutes playing time
Legend managing each team
Playing in official Plymouth Argyle kit
Argyle polo shirt (signed by Argyle Squad for an extra £75)
Entrance music & names on official Argyle team sheet
Pre-match refreshments (tea & coffee) & post-match refreshments (buffet), with bar available
Goody bag with Plymouth Argyle merchandise
Photos with your team and legend manager
DVD of the game
Free entry for friends and family (maximum of four people)
Pilgrim Pete appearance

Format & timings:
5.45pm: Players arrive, escorted to Player’s Lounge for refreshments
6.00pm: Players escorted to changing rooms to change / warm-up
7.00pm: Kick-off (First half)
7.45pm: Half-time
8.00pm: Kick-off (Second half)
8.45pm: Final whistle
9.00pm:  Escorted to Argyle Boardroom for post-match refreshments and presentations, including Man of Match Award 

Book your place in the line-up  before Friday, April 14 and take advantage of the Early-Bird price of just £200 (regular price £225).

Please note spaces are limited to 32 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Ben Pridham on 01752 562561 extension 4 or e-mail


Apr 25, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Brislington Ladies 0 Plymouth Argyle Ladies 8

Argyle Ladies haven't quite given up of winning the title, thanks to this superb St Georges Day Victory. It was also a great day for Cornish striker Tori Marks, who not only scored four times but was involved with two other goals.

On a bone-hard pitch, Argyle started on the front foot, creating numerous chances in the first few minutes and forcing a number of corners. From one of the corners in the 6th minute, Brislington failed to clear the ball which fell to Becky Atkins whose volley from 20 yards was well saved by goalkeeper Tallulah Wheeler.

On ten minutes, a neat counter-attack saw Tori Marks played in down the right but her shot went narrowly over the crossbar. Six minutes later, a quick break by Argyle from a Brislington corner saw Amber Pollock and Marks create a two-on-one situation. Pollock played in Marks but her shot was straight at Wheeler.

The breakthrough came on 17 minutes and it was Marks again in the thick of the action. She raced down the right to the byline and pulled the ball back to Natasha Knapman, who coolly side-footed the ball home.

Argyle extended their lead seven minutes later following a flowing move down the middle which resulted in a lovely defence-splitting pass by Becky Atkins playing in Marks who made no mistake this time.

Oozing confidence, Argyle continued to press forward creating chance after chance, but did not score again until three minutes before half time from a Katie Middleton penalty after Marks had been tripped.

Within a minute of the restart, Zoe Cunningham played in Marks who shot over from an angle six yards out. The fourth goal came in the 56th minute from Knapman following a scramble in the penalty area from a corner.

It was an Atkins and Marks combination that created the fifth goal on 62 minutes, when Marks ran on to a superb Atkins diagonal ball for a clinical finish. Argyle then made a double substitution with Dani Barr on for Becky Dandridge and Kayley Lane replacing Pollock .

The lively Marks completed her hat-trick on 73 minutes. Rachel Javan played a great ball in from the left and Marks met it first time to side-foot the ball home at the near post. A minute later and it was 7-0 with substitute Jessie Boston getting on the score sheet.

Boston nearly doubled her tally a minute later when she met an Atkins corner but saw her effort ricochet off the crossbar and over.

The scoring was completed four minutes from time when neat play by Kayley Lane played in the impressive Marks for her to score her fourth of the afternoon and Argyle’s eighth.

With manager Travis Rowland away running the London Marathon, a delighted manager for the day Trevor Rodd said after the game: “I asked Jason the coach to have a fast tempo in the warm up as we started slowly last week against Southampton. It worked well as I asked the girls to start on the front foot from the start.

“We set the tempo and kept the pressure on them until the end, and played some quick passing movements on a terrible surface. They played three really high and tried to counter us but the back four, to their credit, kept their concentration when they could easily have switched off in a one way contest. It was a great work ethic on the road and a professional approach. Well done to all concerned.”

Buckland Athletic Reserves 2 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 4

Argyle’s second string ended their season on a high with this hard fought victory against a side who drafted in three first team players, including top scorer and former Argyle striker Laura Gough.

Argyle were without leading scorer Gabi Alphous and fellow striker Katelyn McKane, Katherine Endacott-Foster and Shelby Overington, but did include striker Summer Taylor, who had spent a couple of months in Australia followed by appendicitis and a nagging foot injury.

Buckland started on the front foot and when Argyle failed to clear a corner, Leanne Kenwood blasted the ball into the net. The game swung from end to end until Argyle started to dominate possession.

Their reward came just before half time when Kelsie Miller broke up an attack, surged past several challenges before finding Emily Baker who made no mistake. Argyle picked up the pace in the second half and quickly took the lead when Claire Ostle converted an Izzy Berks corner.

Berks continued to cause havoc with her pace but it was 16 year old debutant Tamsin Medd-Gill who caught the eye when the youngster’s cross was fired in by Clare Ostle. Argyle virtually sealed the win when a great move involving Amarnie Crabtree and Lucy Rohero set up the impressive Berks for a brave finish. Gough did reduce the arrears but it proved too little too late.

Manager Rob Bonney commented after the match: “That was our best performance of the season as the girls had to fight and earn the right to play our brand of football. It was a physical but not a dirty game, so the girls had to fight and earn the right to play our brand of football. They showed a lot of character.”



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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