Date of birth
Michael is from Bodmin and attends Wadebridge Secondary School. In his early years played his football for Wadebridge FC at U9, U10 & U11. He was first spotted at the Newquay Development Centre before progressing to the Plymouth Argyle Bodmin Advanced Development Centre under the guidance of Chris Souness.
Chris quickly identified Mike's potential and recommended him for an Academy trial. Mike joined the Plymouth Argyle Academy as an under 12 in 2012. Mike has grown in confidence over the last 18 months playing a key role in last season’s Northern Ireland Super Cup tournament and has played at under 18s level, making his debut during the 2015-16 season in the Merit League.
Mike has been involved in seven games for the U18s last season in the Youth Alliance League. He has also represented East Cornwall for the U14 & U15 age groups. Mike shows a good level of technical ability, he has a presence in the centre of midfield when in and out of possession; he makes important tackles and has also shown the ability to score goals.
Mike was involved in last season’s successful FA Youth Cup run and he also had exposure to men’s football playing in a number of Peninsula League fixtures.