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6 September 2013

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ARGYLE’S Football in the Community Trust are still recruiting for their highly successful Football Scholarship Programme commencing in September 2013.

We are looking for young players who have just received their GCSE results, with a passion to play football at a high level, to take academic studies under the guidance of Plymouth Argyle whilst at the same time honing their footballing talents.

The programme sees 16-18 years olds participate in BTEC level 3 Sports Development & Coaching programme in partnership with Ivybridge Community College, alongside a football scholarship run by Plymouth Argyle FC.

The programme is designed to give people good academic qualifications that can take them into universities, overseas universities, employment and work places.

In addition to this it gives young people the opportunity to train and play as a football scholar alongside their studies.

Previous players have progressed into the professional game, climbed the football pyramid and also gone overseas whilst others have improved on their football ability and continue to play local football.

It does not stop players training or playing for their local teams. In fact we encourage this and would like players to stay within local football. The programme would not affect your games or training programme as the course is an academic programme and runs during term time.

For players who are currently studying in Year 11 and 12 it will give them an insight into the course and opportunity to see course programme and content.

This year has seen great developments with the teams now playing in national league against strong opposition such as Tottenham, Chelsea, Birmingham and many more.

It gives them the opportunity experience playing at a very competitive level but also with the additional hours coaching during the year allows them to improve on fitness, technical attribute and game understanding.

If you are still looking to further your education this September and wish to do so by combining your studies with playing football, contact lee.britchford@pafc.co.uk or call 01752 562561, option four.

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