Academy Joins Charity Cycle Challenge
The next generation of Argyle players enjoyed a warm-up exercise with a difference on Friday as they participated in Nuffield Health’s charity cycle to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes.
Attending Nuffield Health’s barbican leisure park centre, 20 players and staff – including coaches Darren Way and Rhys Wilmot and support staff Max Whittingham and Tom Hunter - participated in a 30-minute spin session in advance of training as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 100-hour challenge.
Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 400,000 people in the UK, with over 29,000 of them children. JDRF research aims to find the cure.
Academy manager Phil Stokes said: “The Academy staff and players were delighted to support such a great cause with one of our club partners, Nuffield Health.
“As part of the Argyle philosophy, having a close relationship with our community and city is really important. It’s a great part of the young players’ development to get involved in activities such as this, and it also helped us with an alternative warm up activity ahead of the under-18 fixture against Swindon Town.
Daniel Lewis, Nuffield Health Deputy General Manager, said: “We are very grateful for the support of Argyle, the players and coaches that have sacrificed their time to cycle and support the event.”
To contribute to Nuffield’s fundraising efforts for JDRF, click here.