Ryan's Big Day
29th September 2014
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".