Open Trials

ARGYLE Community Trust are holding open football trials for Year 11 students at the Saltmill complex in Saltash on Thursday, February 18 from 1pm – 3pm.

Footballers are invited to attend and show their skills under the watchful eye of our UEFA qualified coaches, as we look to recruit players for the Football Education programme in partnership with Ivybridge Community College.

We are looking for young players of school-leaving age with a passion to play football at a high level to take academic studies under the guidance of Argyle, whilst at the same time honing their footballing talents.

The programme sees 16-18-years-olds participate in a number of academic studies alongside a football scholarship run by Plymouth Argyle. The programme is designed to give people excellent academic qualifications that can take them into universities, overseas universities, employment and work places. 

In addition to this, the programme provides talented and enthusiastic youngsters with the opportunity to train and play as a football scholar in tandem with their academic studies. 

Previous scholars 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 at a high standard in local football.

The programme does not prevent players from 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 schedule, as the course is an academic programme and runs during term-time. 

If you would like to attend the open trials, please contact Lee Britchford on 01752 562561, option 4 or e-mail