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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 …

6th December 2017 in: Plymouth Argyle, Youth Football

Plymouth Parkway take centre stage on Saturday when they entertain Midland Football League outfit Westfields at Bolitho Park (3.00 pm) in the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase. Victory for Parkway would ensure the Peninsula League would retain an interest in the Vase this season and would also see the Devon outfit exempt until …

26th November 2017 in: Football

Supporters of Plymouth Argyle’s youth team will have another opportunity to watch the youngsters on the main pitch at Home Park. The young Pilgrims’ 7-2 defeat of Eastleigh in the FA Youth Cup earned them a second round clash against AFC Wimbledon this coming Tuesday on the first-team’s pitch (7.00 pm). Wimbledon must have been …

15th November 2017 in: Plymouth Argyle

Last weekend’s Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup third round matches saw two Peninsula sides go out to opposition from the feeder leagues. Crediton United lost 3-2 at home to South Devon Premier League side Watcombe Wanderers while Holsworthy went down 1-0 at home to Macron Devon & Exeter Premier League leaders Elmore. Two other Peninsula sides …

12th November 2017 in: Local Football

Greek striker Klaidi Lolos has become a first-year apprentice at Plymouth Argyle. Lolos began his football journey at Olympiakos from the age of nine until 11 before his family relocated to the UK. Here he attended Totteridge Academy before moving to Ashmole Academy. He had trials at Liverpool, Norwich City and Reading before choosing to …

29th October 2017 in: Plymouth Argyle

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 …

8th October 2017 in: Plymouth Argyle, Youth Football

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. 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 …

3rd October 2017 in: Plymouth Argyle

The Plymouth Argyle Academy Centres of Excellence officially started back from the summer break last week with manager Daniel Greenough and other key members of staff completing the inductions. The first week of coaching started with the Cornwall Centre at Brannell on Monday before moving onto North Devon on Tuesday, Torbay on Thursday, and both …

19th September 2017 in: Plymouth Argyle

Congratulations must go to the South West Peninsula League’s two remaining participants in this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Both Bodmin Town and Tavistock will be in the second qualifying round on Saturday after recording fine victories in the past week. Bodmin might have only won one League game but they returned from Sydenhams Wessex League …

14th September 2017 in: Local Football

FORMER Plymouth Argyle youth team striker Louis Rooney made an explosive start to his career with Linfield. Rooney, who has signed a one-year contract with the reigning Northern Ireland Football League champions, was on the bench for their Bet McClean League Cup game against Lisburn Distillery at Windsor Park and had to wait until the …

9th September 2017 in: Plymouth Argyle, Youth Football