News & Events
News and Events:
Marine Academy Juniors Football Club Annual Presentation Evening
Marine Academy Juniors Football Club recently held their annual presentation evening at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth involving 350 players and parents.
Ten teams ranging from under 9s to under 16s celebrated a highly successful season during which many teams and individuals achieved great success.
The under 9s and under 10s competed in non-competitive mini-soccer this season, but lost just the once all season.
Other success included;
Under 11s; League and Cup Winners
Under 12s; League Runners-Up and Cup Winners
Under 13s; Devon Cup Finalists
Under 14s; League Winners, Cup Finalists and Devon Cup Winners
Under 15s; League Runners-Up and Cup Winners
Under 16s; League and Cup Winners and Devon Cup Finalists
Under 12 Girls; League Winners
Youth Girls; Fair play Winners
Rueban Gordan of the under 15s and Billy Stewart of the under 13s collected individual honours from the DJM league for winning the most man of the match awards in their respective leagues.
The Club’s outstanding contribution award went to secretary Dan Skyrme for his efforts this season.
Guest of honour was Plymouth Argyle legend Paul Wotton who addressed the crowd before the presentation of trophies.
Table Tennis is now available at Marine Academy Plymouth’s Community Sports Complex, providing a fun opportunity that the whole community can get involved in.
Tables can be booked in advance or participants can just turn up. We will organise coaching with qualified coaches and fun, competitive games.
Sessions are for all ages and ability levels.
First session is Friday 7th June 2013.
Fridays: 5:15pm – 6:30pm.
(Equipment is available to hire if needed.)
Jake scores again! Plymouth Schools won the South West Counties under 15s trophy with a 1- 0 win over Torbay in a competitive final.
Marine Academy Plymouth student, Jake Miller scored the only goal after just five minutes to win the game for the Plymouth side.
Jake fired home from the edge of the area after running beyond the Torbay defence.
MAP Sports Manager, Darren Stewart, manages Plymouth Schools.
Jake, who is contracted to Plymouth Argyle has attracted interest from two premiership side clubs: Liverpool and Southampton this season.
Jake is a former youth player with Marine Academy Juniors.
Marine Academy Plymouth Football Club has progressed to a fantastic nine finals this season.
Marine Academy Juniors have successfully progressed to three out of the county youth football finals, a fantastic achievement for the club.
In the first semi-final MAP Juniors under 13s beat fellow club team Marine Academy Kings at the clubs home pitch, the Parkway in Ernesettle.
MAP Kings took an early lead, but with only 2 minutes left to play a Josh Farley header from a Billy Stewart corner forced the game into extra time and it was the Juniors who triumphed as Nathan Cole got the deciding goal a minute from time.
MAP Juniors under 14s faced last season’s cup winners; Maldron Youth who are currently top of the Torquay league. Marine Academy Plymouth started the brighter and deservedly took the lead but then had to withstand heavy pressure from the visitors who hit the post in a tense spell. However, MAP settled after they scored their second goal and comfortably went on to win the game 5-1.
The trio of finalists was completed when MAP under 16s travelled away to play fellow Plymouth side SB Frankfort, where a James Fifield goal was enough to separate the two sides in a very competitive match.
The three finals will take place at the Devon Football Association’s headquarters in Newton Abbott at the end of March and in early April. The under 13s will face Exeter side Pinhoe Spartans, the under 14s will play Sidmouth Town and the under 16s will pit their wits against Tiverton Town.
Marine Academy organises a comprehensive football programme, offering sessions for players from ages 4 -5 in its introduction to football programme. Players then progress to coaching and teams from the age of 6 in the MAP football club, which has 24 competing teams this year in a variety of age bands for both boys and girls.
To join the community programme of sessions, coaching or to enquire about team vacancies please ring the sports line at the Academy on 01752 213951
Focus on Football!
Marine Academy Plymouth's community sports centre held a 3 day indoor soccer school this half term for children aged 6-12. Named ‘Focus on Football’, participants enjoyed a variety of fun games and sessions, designed to develop all aspects of skill needed for football. Throughout the course children aimed to in gain points towards their ultimate skills scorecard; those with winning scores from each age group were awarded trophies.
The ultimate skills scorecard recorded scores from 6 essential areas for football development, dribbling, short rapid passing, first touch/control, longer passing/shooting, accuracy and ball mastery in specially devised challenges.
This half term course was led by staff from MAP sports complex and was ably assisted by members of the Academies Sports Leadership Students.
Winners of the Ultimate Skills Challenge were Owen Marley in the 10-11 year olds, Finley Wilkes in the 8-9 year olds and Liam Blackwell in the 6-7 year olds. assisted by Sports Leaders Joe Bland and Lewis Phillips.
The sports complex will be running a week long multi-sports scheme in the Easter Holidays. Information on that can be obtained by ringing the sports complex on 213951.
Beginners sessions run by Plymouth’s ‘Elite Cheerleading’ coaches
- Fridays from 5.30pm - 6.30pm (First Session on Friday 8th Feb)
- Age: 9-16 years
- Price £3.50
Beginners welcome, these sessions provide pathways into the ‘Twisters’ training squad.
- Saturday from 10.30am - 4.40pm (First Session on Saturday 2nd February)
- Age: 6- 16 years
- To book your session contact the sports complex on 01752 213951
Come and take part in Plymouth’s very own Sportivate Programme at Marine Academy Plymouth. The scheme offers the following sessions for just one pound, commencing in the first week in February for a duration of 6 weeks. Ages are 14-19.
- Zumba Monday and Tuesday 7pm - 8pm
- Ju-jit-su Tuesdays 8pm - 9.30pm
- Tae-Kwon do Wednesdays 6.15pm - 7.15pm
- Kick boxing Wednesdays 7.15pm - 8.15pm
- Ladies Football Thursdays 8.30pm - 10pm
Bookings are made direct with Plymouth City Council on 01752 307008.
International Football: England vs Northern Ireland:
On Friday 8th March 2013 Plymouth will be hosting a prestigious England v Northern Ireland Under 18 Schoolboys International. The fixture will take place at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park. In addition, students from MAP will have the opportunity to meet the England squad at MAP during the week preceding the game.
The England Schoolboys squad is selected from under 18 players selected from all Schools, Colleges and Academies in the country. One player who recently played in this team and then obtained a professional contact is current Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.
Darren Stewart, MAP sports manager will be part of the organising committee bringing the game to Plymouth. "It’s a real honour for Plymouth to host this fixture which provides an opportunity to see the stars of the future in action in a competitive fixture. Extra interest in the game should be generated amongst students at MAP when England visit the Academy, we hope students of MAP will come along to cheer the players on".
Tickets for the match, which are priced at £4 for adults and £2 for children can be purchased through Schools or the Plymouth Argyle Box Office. There are also group booking deals available through Plymouth Schools secretary Chris French, who can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Half Term Holiday Club:
The MAP sports complex is holding its popular indoor February soccer course this half term on Tuesday 19th February, Wednesday 20th February and Thursday 21st February. This brand new course for 2013 is designed around the new FOCUS ON FOOTBALL scheme which includes a variety of fun football related activities aimed at all levels and abilities. The course is delivered in a professional environment by qualified Football Association coaches as well as MAP sports staff who are experienced in age specific sessions.
Doors open from 9am for registration with the first sessions starting at 10am. Places are limited due to our commitment to ensure all participants have appropriate contact time in all the activities.
Ages: 6 – 12
Cost: £10 per day
Venue: Marine Academy Plymouth (Indoors)
To book your place or request further information Tel 213951
Community Football Needs You!
Our community football programme is on the hunt for upcoming bright new stars. We are searching for a new intake of players (from age 4). Each session provides opportunity for boys and girls, of any standard, to come along and take part in a fun, yet professional environment.
All community sessions are lead and designed by fully qualified FA coaches and ensure that all particpants gain maximum game time and enjoyment. Participants have the opportunity to win the ‘Player of the Week’ award and certificate. These sessions offer pathways into the MAP FC.
- Fridays from 4:30pm until 5:30pm
- Age: 4-5
- Cost: £2
- Fridays from 5:30pm until 6:30pm
- Age: 5-6
- Cost: £2
- Mondays from 5pm until 6pm
- Age: 6-7
- Cost: £2
- Thursdays from 5pm until 6pm
- Age: 7-9
- Cost: £2
- Mondays from 6pm until 7pm
- Age: 7-10
- Cost: £2
For further information on our community sports programme, courses and activities please contact Marine Academy Plymouth on 01752 213951 or email Samantha Drewery at email@example.com
Half Term Holiday Football Fantasia
Our popular indoor football course is back! Fun filled football activity days incorporating small-sided games, skill sessions, competitions and much much more.
If you love football this is for you!
- Monday 29th October – Thursday 1st November
- 10am-4pm (doors open 9am for registration)
- Ages: 6-11
- Only £10 per day
Places are limited…book your place today
Direct Sportsline: 01752 213951 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Roller Discos are back!
Our ever popular Family Roller Discos are back this winter, Saturdays;
- 13th October
- 10th November
- 8th December
- 12th January
- 9th March
Doors open at 1pm with the fun commencing at 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Skates are available to hire. Come along and join in the fun!
Our new girl’s football session is up and running, providing opportunity for girls aged 7-10 years to try out and take part in learning key, basic football skills. As part of our FA approved Community Football Programme this Girls Football session combines small sided matches with high-quality coaching, in a fun, yet professional environment. Sessions are organised and run by Female, FA-qualified coaches.
- Mondays from 6pm until 7pm (Indoors)
- Ages: 7-10
- £2 per session
For more information or to book a place please contact Samantha at the MAP Sports Complex on 01752 213951 (direct sportsline) or email@example.com
In Partnership with Plymouth Sports Academy Tiny Trys provides opportunity for children from age 3 to take part in learning the basics of rugby that prepare young players for guppies and mini rugby.
Saturdays from 9.15am until 10.15am
- Age: 3-7
- Price £3.50