School Football Club Playing More Visitor Fixtures

football training plymouth argyleYoung footballers on the islands will get more chances to play against their mainland counterparts this year.

Five Islands School Football Club Chairman, Dave Stone, says they’ve managed to arrange fixtures against visiting primary-aged teams every week until 2nd July.

The first will be against Probus, Biscovey & St Mewan.

Dave says the fixtures first started around seven years ago and some teams now come back specially to play our team.

He says its important for our school kids to play other sides because it gives them experience and a chance to see how they’re progressing. They also get a chance to make new friends, he says.

Dave says there are fewer opportunities for the senior team to play visitors, as most secondary school visits to the islands have fairly tight schedules. But Dave says club secretary Helen Glenn has worked hard and managed to get a couple of fixtures in the diary.

The regular training visit by Plymouth Argyle, which normally takes place in July, has been postponed, but Dave hopes they can arrange something for later in the year.

He added that resources for the club are getting lower and he’s trying to make it as self-sustaining, which means fundraising events or raising the cost of training sessions for the participants.

The first junior fixture is at the Garrison on 22nd May, at 4.15pm for a 4.30pm kick off. All the other fixtures will be every Wednesday starting at 4.00pm at the Garrison and Dave says they’d love to see as many supporters as possible.

The secondary fixtures are on Wednesday 10th July and 17th July also up at the Garrison at 4.00pm.

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