Under 16s Role For Nance

KEVIN Nancekivell is returning to Home Park to help with youth team players’ progression from the Academy to first-team football.

Nance, 41, is back with the Argyle youth-team set-up after a spell coaching the senior squad, with his primary responsibility lying with the Pilgrims’ Under 16 side.

He will also help with the progress of some of the newer academy coaches, including living Argyle legend Paul Wotton, who is combining first-team playing duties with an Academy coaching role.

Academy manager Kevin Hodges wad delighted to have a coach with Nance’s background working with the club’s youngsters.

He said: “Kevin’s had the experience of working with senior players, and he’s in a situation now where he wants to stay in football and we have given him an opportunity to take charge of our Under 16s.

“He is also going to work with the younger coaches and younger players – and that’s in addition to Paul Wotton coming in.

“It’s a familiar role for Kevin because he’s been at the club for 10 years, working in youth department, so a lot of the young boys know of him and respect him.

“I am very happy. We have some really good staff; a variety of staff with different backgrounds including bankers, teachers, policeman, lecturers and, of course, ex-footballers, so a very good mix of coaches.

“It is an exciting time for the Academy.”