THE Argyle Academy is delighted to announce Chris Beard will be joining the Club as Head of Academy Recruitment.
Chris has spent the last 15 years in Youth Development, working across a variety of age groups and job roles within professional Academies and Colleges. Chris has experience of the Academy pathway as a former Youth player at Stoke City and working for Birmingham City, Coventry City and Exeter City.
We are pleased that the Big Green Lottery have enabled the Academy to make this a full-time role. Chris will be responsible for recruiting talented players between Under-5 and Under-16 from across Devon and Cornwall.
This is an exciting opportunity within the Academy, as the post has moved from part-time to full-time. Chris has experience from working at Category Two and Three Academies, as well as a good understanding and knowledge of the South-West.
Thank you to all the BGL members, who have allowed us to invest in an important area of the Academy.