Date of birth
ANDY attended Cardnel Hume Secondary School. From the age of U6-U14 he played for Gateshead as a midfielder before moving to his local team Leam Rangers at U15 where he was encouraged to play as a centre back.
Andy had trials with Sunderland at U14, Middlesbrough at U15, as well as representing Gateshead and Newcastle district at U13 level.
Andy was part of a successful school team, reaching the National Schools final against Winsor School Boys in 2016-17 season. Andy was recommended to Plymouth Argyle’s Academy by Martin Jones, former Community Trust Coach in Sunderland.
The club invited Andy down for a trial period during the 2017-18 pre-season impressing the U18’s coaches with his calmness on the ball, defensive attributes and his positive attitude and application. Andrew played in Youth Alliance, Merit League and Peninsula fixtures giving him a balance of both youth and men’s football.