ARGYLE’S successful Post-16 Futsal Programme is set to gain national recognition.The scheme, run by the club’s Football in the Community Trust, is a full-time, two year programme that offers players who are not at a professional club a chance to train and play like a pro, alongside a superb education programme that will deliver a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport – the equivalent to three A Levels.
Now, students Plymouth Matthew Quick and Zachary Smith-Brokenshire have been selected to attend the England FA Futsal Centre of Excellence trials, which is the pathway for players to go on and represent England at International level.
Midfielder Zack and Goalkeeper Matt have both been invited to attend a South Regions fixture this weekend and the next England camp in May.
Mike Foley, Futsal tutor for Plymouth Argyle FC said: “I am extremely proud of both of them.
“They have trained hard all season and their strong performances against Southampton FC and other top opposition within our league has not gone unnoticed.
“This is a great reward for everyone involved.”
The league is going to become a much greater challenge from September with several Premier League teams set to commit sides to the competition.
Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City, Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City, West Ham United & Wigan Athletic have all expressed an interest in joining the league.
Argyle are hosting trials for its new intake on the 16-18 scholarship programme, based at St Ives School, on Wednesday, May 8, at 6pm.
To register, or for more information, please contact Mike Foley on 07812 523222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org