LTPD Girls Centre coming to Cornwall

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PLYMOUTH Argyle Football Club places strong emphasis on gifted young footballers, with the development of home-grown talent a priority for the future.

We firmly believe that talented players need to be given the opportunity to reach their full potential by receiving a high standard of tuition that strives for excellence in all aspects of player development.

After months of research and analysis, Argyle Community Trust is launching our first ever Girls Long Term Player Development Centre (LTPD) within Cornwall. Thanks to a new partnership, the LTPD girls centre will be based at Pool Academy, Pool, Redruth.

The programme focuses on the development of young players and retention of potential in all fields and, as a long-term club-target, we would like to see more local players progressing into the female football pyramid. Similar projects with our girls centre in Plymouth has already seen great results, with increased game opportunities, good relationships with local clubs and progression routes for the most gifted and talented.

The new development centre is to be run in partnership with local grassroots clubs, whilst supporting the development of local players. New players are to be signposted into local clubs to support their growth and retention.  This centre sits within our current player pathway, supporting their development into the Cornwall Girls Advanced Coaching Centre. 

Please note: Joining this development centre does not impact your Saturday/Sunday club commitments. Instead, we encourage you to play at weekends and view these football experiences as an added benefit to the work we undertake with teams.

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The centre will run Every Friday during term times from 5-6pm, for all girls in the following age groups; Under-8s (minimum six years-old), Under-10s, Under-12s and Under-14s. In order to give each squad member support and individual attention, we aim to work with squads of 16 maximum.

Argyle Community Trust will be holding three FREE opening evenings to launch the centre and give local girls the chance to come and see what it is all about, whilst enhancing their skills in a safe and fun environment.

The dates below will be open to girls who fit in the age categories:
Friday, April 20 from 5-6pm
Friday, April 27 from 5-6pm
Friday, May 4 from 5-6pm

To book a place on the free open sessions please visit https://argylecommunitytrust.co.uk/courses/long-term-player-development-201718/, selecting the date/s you wish to attend from the drop-down menu, and filling out the online consent form.

Alternatively, you can bring the consent form along on the evening. For more information or queries, please email me on ryan.hooper@pafc.co.uk or call 01752 562561 Ext 4.

Argyle Community Trust
Argyle Community Trust is the charitable arm of Plymouth Argyle football club. Argyle Community Trust has a clear vision to be an active, inspirational and inclusive community hub for the South West region. The trust aims to have a positive impact on a range of groups from diverse backgrounds and to provide the local community with the opportunity to explore their full potential, improve their life chances and aspirations through the power of football and physical activity.