Community v Cambridge

ONCE again, it is a full house in regards to the Argyle Community Trust Match-Day Magic promotion for this coming Saturday’s game v Cambridge at Home Park.

On this occasion the visitors are all from the Duchy of Cornwall. The Youth Football Clubs involved are the following: St.Day Football Club, Morwenstow Football Club and Falmouth Community Youth Football Club.

At the early hour of 9.30am, a total of over 150 persons, including the club officials, young players, parents, siblings and friends of the above clubs, will descend on Home Park to experience their magical match-day.

After a welcome to the Theatre of Greens, the groups will enjoy a Stadium tour, a coaching session for the children and a buffet lunch. To complete a busy few hours, the groups, prior to kick-off, will be escorted to the Home Park Superstore for the young ones to purchase a souvenir of their visit.

They will be viewing the game from the award-winning Family Stand and at this stage they will be joined by another youth club from Biscovey, also in Cornwall, to hopefully witness another exciting game in the Pilgrim quest for promotion.

Also from the Community Trust this weekend, we are welcoming two teams to Home Park to take part in our half-time game experience and American penalty-shootout. The two clubs attending are Elburton Villa Under-9s and Torbay Police Under-11s.

Both groups attending are in for an action-packed day, starting with a tour of the stadium. This will be followed by a training session at Harpers Park for Elburton Villa, who are participating in the half-time game.

Upon arrival back at the stadium, both groups will then enjoy lunch together as a team with their parents and coaches before being given the opportunity to visit our fan zone with a variety of different activities going on pre-match. The groups will then take their seats to enjoy the build up to the game and the first half of Argyle taking on Cambridge.

On the whistle for half-time, Elburton Villa will take to the pitch the participate in a small-sided game, closely followed by Torbay Police who will participate in the American penalty-shootout. 

Elburton Villa Under-9s have been together as a team for around three seasons and have built great friendships, as well as sharing many fantastic experiences together.

The team play in an age group above and over the course of the past two seasons, the team have won several local tournaments, finished runners-up at St George’s Park in a national competition and are the only Plymouth-based team to reach the Futsal Southern Finals, playing in the age group above. These finals are due to take place in March against other regional champions.

The team have also recently beaten the Exeter City Under-9 Academy team....much to their delight. They are a talented squad, who work hard in training and there’s a bright future ahead for this team. Attackers Archie Cole and Charlie Field have scored countless goals between them since starting at Under-6 and the team have a female goalkeeper, Bella, who also represents Plymouth Argyle.

The players attending this experience include: Bella Lewis, Olly King, Charley Bratt, Harry Johnson, Eoin Hewitt, Charlie Field, Archie Cole, Rio Bellingham, Austin Williams, Mylo Kelman and Cruz Adamson.

Torbay Police FC is a community football club, consisting of two competitive South Devon Football League squads, a youth section, a Charity / Legends team, as well as multiple small-sided teams. They are a grassroots community club, founded by Police staff for the benefit of the local community and charities. The players and officials are a mix of Police staff and members of the local community.

Torbay Police FC is affiliated to the Devon County Football Association and was founded in its current form in October 2010 by members of the Devon & Cornwall Police.

 One of the club’s main aims is to organise high profile events, enabling the participation of the whole community, with a family fun day type environment in aid/support of local charities and children with life-limiting or changing conditions. The total they have already raised for charities and local children exceeds £30,000.

The youth section was formed in 2019 and currently consists of U8, U9, U10 and U11 age groups, who play in the Pioneer Youth League.

The U11 team managed by Lee Rowell and assisted by Chris Hooper and Adam Brown are enjoying a successful first season together and have reached the U11 Pioneer League Youth Cup Final to be held on May 3.

Players attending are: Jack Glover, Lewis George, Finlay Cleave, Jack Rowell, Albie Baker, Jake Thomas, Ollie Mitchell, Harley Hooper, Tommy Crook, Kayden Paine, Finlay Newton and Sonny Parsons.