Ryan's Big Day

YOUNG footballer Ryan Griffiths had "a fantastic day" when he was invited to meet the Argyle squad in the dressing room before cheering them on to a 2-0 win against Hartlepool.

Ryan, a winger for Broadclyst Sports Club under-13s, raised £2.5k for a new pitch for his club, as well as £450 for cancer charity Richard's Wish. Ryan's activities included a 25-mile sponsored walk and an auction, which included a signed football donated by Argyle.

Ryan had cause for a double celebration that day - not only did he see the Greens prevail, but he scored twice, including the winning goal, in a 4-3 victory over Feniton Lions, in the first game played on the new pitch.
Ryan, who also plays for Cullompton Rangers, has ambitions to be a professional footballer and says he is inspired by the Argyle squad on and off the pitch.

"Meeting the players was brilliant", he said. "They were really friendly.

"One day I hope it will be me hanging up my shirt on a hook in the Argyle dressing room. Then maybe a young player will want to have their photo taken with me".