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ISLANDS' CHILDREN ENCOURAGED TO DREAM BIG THIS WEEKEND

The Argyle Community Trust, the official charity partner of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, will be providing coaching sessions on the Isles of Scilly this weekend.

The event kicks off with a twilight training session for adults tomorrow evening from 4:30-6:30pm on the school field. This session costs £4 but is free to parents and grandparents of Five Island Club members.

 

Sessions for children aged 4 and over will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3pm.

 

Organiser Alison Stedeford said “It’s something of an annual event over here and the kids love it. It’s a full-on weekend and I’ve had very positive feedback. 

 

“They also do a bit of scouting and have spotted players with potential before and things have developed from there.”

 

A representative from the Argyle Community Trust said, “It’s quite difficult being on the Isles of Scilly because there are so few clubs – but we are always on the lookout for good players.  We scout players for our long-term player development centre, from there to a centre of excellence, from there to the Academy, and from the Academy to the professional ranks so it is a long process - but you never know.”

 

The event will close on Sunday afternoon with a presentation and raffle.

 

It is hoped there will be a lot of people along to support the event, which has been funded by the Council of the Isles of Scilly, contributions from parents and Five Islands Club funds.

 

Alison also said they are very keen to recruit more coaches from the community for the school team. Anyone interested should contact Alison, Ray Lockett or Jo Legg.

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