ARGYLE Ladies’ season may have been prematurely halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, but this has not stopped the squad from coming up with initiatives to ease the boredom of social distancing.
They started with the keepie-uppie toilet roll challenge, before graduating on to handstands. Now, they have set their sights on an innovative virtual quiz night in order to raise funds ahead of their return to the pitch.
The Argyle Virtual Quiz Night takes place on Friday, April 3, starting at 7:30pm, entry costing £2 per team. Participants can sign up remotely from their phone, tablet or computer already, with a unique entry code provided via email.
The quiz will include six rounds of multiple-choice questions, with cash prizes for first, second and third-placed teams.
To book your spot on a unique night of virtual trivia, click here.
Whenever the Ladies team do return to the pitch, though, there will have been a change in the back-room staff, with Secretary Andrew Bellamy standing down.
Bellamy, who has held the role since the beginning of the 2015/16 season, said: “It has been an honour and a pleasure to be your Secretary. There have been lows - a relegation - but many more highs, a league title, being undefeated in the league and three County Cup wins.
“I honestly think big things are ahead for the club, and wish them all the best for the future. I shall look back with pride on the small part I have played in the success Argyle Ladies have achieved. It has been an honour to represent the club.”
Bellamy had always intended to depart at the end of the current season to spend more time with his young family, and with the football authorities taking the decision to prematurely end the 2019/20 campaign, he decided to bring the departure forward.
Speaking of Bellamy’s departure, Manager Dave Leonard said: “Personally, that is a massive loss, he was very efficient in what he did I know with all my past experiences as a manager the one person you are close to nearly every game is the secretary.
“He will be deeply missed, he knew his job inside out, and he is most probably one of the best secretaries I have worked with. I got to know him as a friend, and I feel that the club has lost a good person. Good luck to him and I wish him all the best.”