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Professional Footballer Experience

From left to right - top row: William Temlett, Harry Vickers, Thomas Burkinshaw, Joe Ingram, Daniel Lewis, Jake Evans and Adam Wilson. Bottom Row - Joe Esterbrook, Brandon Dawe, Aaron White, Rhys Collins and Ryan Payne.

Sixth form students from Plympton Academy got a taste of what it’s
like to be professional footballers recently when they showed off
their skills at Home Park.

They all play in the Post 16 Plympton Academy Football Club team which
is part of the Plympton Academy Football Academy. Alongside their A
levels the students have the exciting opportunity to work with
Plymouth Argyle and get five hours of coaching a week plus a game
every Wednesday.

The team managed to reach the final of the satellite cup; a cup put
together by Plymouth Argyle and involves all the schools linked to its
education programme.

“Their stand out performance was against City College, where the boys
were huge under dogs but came through and won the game 1-0. A day to
remember,” said manager and PE teacher, Richard Harvey.

16 year old Brandon Dawe said: “It was an amazing experience to play
at Home Park and to score a goal made it even more special.”

The school is now looking to add to the squad for the Autumn term.

“With our brand new 3G pitch, our partnership with Plymouth Argyle and
an excellent sixth form offer, this is an amazing opportunity to come
to Plympton Academy and develop as a footballer while gaining
fantastic grades along the way,” said Richard Harvey.