Duo Offered Pro Deals
ARGYLE have offered a professional contract to two of this year's second-year apprentices: forward Louis Rooney and midfielder Callum Hall.
A third second-year, Ryan Lane, is having his apprenticeship extended following an earlier long-term injury.
Callum, from Plympton, graduated from the development centre run by coach Dan Cole based at Stoke Damerel Community School into Argyle’s centre of excellence ranks five years ago.
The son of veteran local athlete Stuart Hall, who represented England in the marathon at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, Callum is also a gifted athlete.
He was part of Argyle’s 2011 Milk Cup squad and had an early taste of playing at Home Park whilst still a schoolboy when he was a second-half substitute in the Greens’ 3-0 FA Youth Cup win over Exeter City. He was top scorer in the successful Heles school team which reached the semi-final of the English Schools National Championship.
Louis comes from Torpoint and attended Torpoint Community College.
He first joined Argyle as a nine-year-old and played for south-east Cornwall schools representative teams at both primary and secondary levels.
He made his debut for the Pilgrims’ Under-18s in the Football League Youth Alliance as a schoolboy and was also a member of the club’s Northern Ireland Milk Cup 2011 squad.
He has also broken into the international scene, making his debut for the Northern Ireland Under-19s against Switzerland in March last year.
Andrew Hannah, Mason Hughes, Tom Moxham and Will Sargent have not been offered a professional contract.