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Plymouth Argyle to hold Football Education Programme trials

Published: March 26, 2018

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Duchy College and Plymouth Argyle (PAFC) are holding a trial day for potential recruits on their Football Education Programme at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland.

Taking place on Tuesday 10th April 10am – 3pm, the trials will be for the programme that covers all aspects of the professional game from nutrition and fitness to injury analysis and coaching.

The students also receive training sessions from a Plymouth Argyle coach and are able to further develop their skills by undertaking work experience at Argyle’s Home Park stadium.

Those who complete the course at Duchy College Stoke Climsland could progress into a number of key areas in sport and fitness, including coaching, nutrition, injury prevention, teaching or further study.

PAFC Football Education programme student and Team Captain, Jordan Mason, said the Plymouth Argyle Football Education Programme has “opened up so many opportunities for me over the last two years”.

“I have been able to improve my game from the training we receive and get to play in a really competitive league,” he continued.

“We are doing so well at the moment and we are in the final of one cup, semi-final of another and the league top spot is in sight.”

Team Lead for Sport and Outdoor Adventure at Duchy College, Darren Evans, said the course “offers students an excellent opportunity to develop their footballing ability whilst studying for a vocational qualification.”

“The partnership with Plymouth Argyle FC gives the students a chance to work with and get the feel of a professional football club.”

The Under 16’s football trial day will be an opportunity for the players that are attending to receive expert advice and coaching, with the option to enroll on the Plymouth Argyle Education Programme at Duchy College.


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