Youth Football


“THE BEST day of my life” was how nine year old Teyah in her own words described her taster session at St Agnes AFC Disability youth football. Dressed in her England kit Teyah, who has Peter’s Anomaly and neuronal migration disorder meaning she is severly sight impaired with very low muscle tone, had a wonderful …

The Plymouth Argyle Academy are holding open trials for all young goalkeepers in Devon and Cornwall this month. The first trial for under-tens, under-11s and under-12s took place on the artificial surface at Ivybridge Community College last Sunday, with the second going ahead this Sunday (December 10) for under-13s, 14s and 15s. Both will run …

The drama of penalties played the decisive role in a thrilling 2017 EFL Girls Cup held at the Goals Soccer Centre in Plymouth. On a glorious autumn day, Plymouth Argyle Community Trust welcomed schools from across the region for a festival of football. After some tremendous games throughout the group stages and a highly competitive …

Mia Doherty is a young footballer with the world at her feet who is now practicing regularly at the Cliff Hill Training Ground as part of the Exeter City Girls’ Development Centre. This is a considerable achievement for an 11-year-old who is in her first year at Bishop Fox School in Taunton. When she was …

Noah Brown is one of the real success stories for the Exeter City Development Centre that has been running at King’s College, Taunton for just over a year. The 13-year-old, who lives in Wellington where he attends Court Fields School, joined the Development Centre when it was first established and since then has thoroughly enjoyed …

Taunton District Schools FA gave it their all before bowing to defeat in a terrific national ESFA Playstation under-13 Inter-Association Cup tie away against their Swansea District Schools counterparts. The first-round contest, played out at the splendid Llandarcy Academy of Sport facility in Neath, began with the Welsh hosts moving the ball around well, although …

A former Sunderland and Middlesbrough triallist has signed apprentice forms at Plymouth Argyle. Andrew Burn is a defender from Gateshead, who played football throughout his school years at Cardinal Hume Secondary. A midfielder for Gateshead, he switched to his local team, Leam Rangers, at 15 and was encouraged to play as a centre back. Burn …

Exeter City’s under-18s and under-16s took on Oxford United in their latest round of fixtures and produced two very intriguing contests. Dan Green’s under-18s won in convincing style courtesy of a Joel Randall hat-trick, before Jack Sparkes sealed the win with a goal of his own. The match began in a lively manner with both …