Advisors having a positive impact on youth

A number of members from the Football Cafe and the Senior Advisors have been present at recent under-18s matches that have been played at Home Park.

Plymouth Argyle Academy director Kevin Hodges, (right), is reunited with his former coach Mick Hill at a recent meeting at Home Park

The group have been superbly looked after by chairman James Brent’s personal assistant, Anne Smith, who is a regular supporter of the Greens.

One of the leading lights in the organisation is former Argyle coach Mick Hill who is a founding member of the Football Cafe and the club’s first Senior Advisor.

Hill has been associated with the Pilgrims for a long time and Academy director Kevin Hodges has many fond memories of him.

“It has been a pleasure to welcome Mick to join us in providing regular reports and feedback on some of our
training sessions for the Academy this season,” said Hodges.

“Mick is the founding member of the ‘Senior Advisor Initiative’. This supports people in our community who are living with the challenges of cognitive impairment which include difficulties with memory function. Mick’s knowledge of the game has come to the fore during these sessions and his expertise has en- abled him to provide some very welcome feedback.”

To find out more about the Foot- ball Cafe, Senior Advisors or the club’s supported match-day experience, please contact Anne Smith on:

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