ARGYLE Community Trust is actively recruiting for our highly successful Education Programme at Home Park and at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.
We are hosting two Open Evenings next week, the first at Home Park on Monday, January 23 from 6pm – 7.30pm and then at Carn Brea Leisure Centre from 6pm on Tuesday, January 24.
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 Plymouth 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.
We compete in the National Education League and the National Futsal League, taking on clubs from across the country and the 2015-16 season saw us reach the semi-finals of the National Cup against Liverpool FC.
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.