A Graduate's Pathway

THE relationship between Plymouth Argyle Football Club and the University of St Mark and St John (MarJon) continues to provide stories of professional success for aspiring young people.

The progression made by former Argyle apprentice Dan Hart is a shining example of the pathways we can provide by working together in ensuring graduates on our degree programme are given realistic opportunities to forge a career in sport.
Argyle Community Trust and MarJon are joining forces again this year to launch the new degree in Football Development & Coaching, providing further options for students to gain a unique insight into the world of professional football.
“After leaving Argyle, I went back into College and my original plan was to pursue a course in Sport and Media,” said Dan. “I then explored the managerial route and enrolled on the Sports Management Degree at Marjon.
“I am now in the process of completing my three-year course and I’ve just been appointed the Community Cohesion Officer with Argyle Community Trust. The work experience modules in any university degree are a fantastic opportunity to build contacts for future employment.
“It has been a natural progression for me to move on from the degree programme to working in professional football and the foundations provided to me by the course at MarJon have been pivotal in starting to achieve my career goals.
“The relationship between MarJon and Plymouth Argyle Football Club has been extremely positive for me, offering graduates the opportunity to identify a clear employment pathway through the degree programme.”

To find out more about the new degree, BA (Hons) Football Development & Coaching, run by MarJon and Argyle Community Trust, please contact us on community@pafc.co.uk or call 01752 562561 ext.4