Growth in Cornwall

THE Green influence in Cornwall has always been strong with the fantastic number of supporters based in the county and our flourishing Community department based in Carn Brea.

We have a superb new football scholarship kicking-off in September and run in partnership with Falmouth Schools, as well as enrichment work in schools, the PL Primary Stars, after-school clubs, holiday programmes and a whole lot more.

The next step for Argyle Community Trust will see our Social Inclusion Officer Ryan Hooper opening new doors of opportunity for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds across the vibrant county of Cornwall.

The development of PL Kicks in Cornwall opened with the launch of our new centre in Callington, with huge thanks to our friends from Ginsters and the generous support of the Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund.

As well as Callington, we already have an established PL Kicks in Redruth and the plan is to open further centres in Truro, Helston, Camborne, St Austell and possibly Newquay and Penzance.

Cornwall will be home to a brand new traineeship programme, based on the success of the same scheme in Plymouth and in the initial target areas of Liskeard and Bodmin. The traineeship is a 12-week programme for young people not currently in education and employment, focussing on improving self-belief and employability skills.

All this points to a great future for our projects in Cornwall and so much stuff is already happening, such as NCS participants enjoying the summer of a lifetime with waves launching across the county.

Watch this space for future updates on the possibility of new satellite clubs across Cornwall and our discussions on introducing the Sports Leaders awards.

To find out more on the inclusion projects in Cornwall and for a link to all that is happening, please contact Social Inclusion Officer Ryan Hooper on ryan.hooper@pafc.co.uk