Community Support During COVID-19

ARGYLE Community Trust are the official charity of Plymouth Argyle Football Club and being part of our local community is of the utmost importance to us.

We feel that our aims and objectives during this period of struggle have to remain the same; to support and enable people across Devon & Cornwall to access our provisions. We are in constant dialogue with Plymouth City Council and our partners in health and wellbeing hubs as well as schools to ensure this response is aligned with their priorities and supports those most vulnerable.

We are continuing to support schools by providing essential staff for key worker children adhering to Government guidelines, whilst creating new digital resources for primary school children and other regular participants for both educational and fitness programmes. These include online versions of the Community Trust’s Post 16 Football Education programme, which combines football and learning as well as football development programmes and our health and fitness sessions.

Argyle Community Trust’s traineeship tutors are continuing to deliver classes remotely to ensure assignment deadlines are met, whilst our social inclusion staff are maintaining regular contact with vulnerable young people they support.

Argyle Community Trust coaches based across Devon and Cornwall will work remotely to continue developing and delivering activity programmes, supporting the children who normally participate in our programme with educational and morale-lifting contact, resources and messages.

Many of these resources, activities and home challenges will be shared via the Club and Community Trust’s website and social media channels to also encourage those who may not have taken part in one of our sessions to give it a go whilst staying at home.

People are encouraged to share photos and videos of their work and challenges using the hashtag #PAFCchallenges

One special element of our online resources is an e-learning offer of our Sporting Voyage programme that focusses on the story of the Mayflower voyage to the New World of America as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations. Downloadable booklets, home challenges and videos can be accessed online for FREE.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Lovell said: “Argyle Community Trust with the support of the football club exists to make our local communities proud and feel more connected. We want to ensure that people are still able to continue their education, develop their sports skills and be as fit and healthy as possible. During this uncertain time, we will endeavour to ensure that remains the same.”

If you need a helping hand at this time feel free to contact us: