THE Argyle first-team squad proudly welcomed children from SEN schools to attend training this morning as part of the EFL Day of Action.
Manager Ryan Lowe was naturally delighted to have some enthusiastic young football fans engaging with the players and a terrific initiative from the EFL and Argyle Community Trust.
It is a source of great pride for all of us at Home Park that the Trust does so much fantastic work within the local area and Argyle striker Joel Grant was today given recognition for his excellent support of community projects by being awarded the PFA Player in Community for Sky Bet League Two.
“We want to support these occasions and I am [proud] of what we do in the community,” said Ryan. “We are all as one together, one big family, whether it’s the professional side or the community side.
“It’s important because we want people to come down and experience these things. If you look at the kids here, it’s probably going to make their day. We want to be known as the best in the south-west and that’s what we’re striving to do.
“We are a big club and we want to be known for doing things in the community. Fair play to all those who work [for Argyle Community Trust], it’s great to see and we want to support it.
“Joel has got his own family and he spends time away from them to work in the community, so it [the EFL award] is thoroughly deserved and we gave him a round of applause for it this morning.
“When you’ve got people around the football club who buy into the Community Trust and help the kids, it’s massive and we’re pleased for Joel as well.”