Junior Events (10)
Plymouth Sports Bug 2005Argaum Tigers are proud to be taking part in Plymouth Sports Bug 2005, with sessions open to the public on Thursday 6th and Sunday 9th October. For more details of the scheme check out the Plymouth Sports Bug website.
Albion Players at End Of Season PresentationThree Plymouth Albion players including first teamers Nic Rouse and Ryan Hopkins attended the Tiger's First Presentation Day on Sunday 8th May. After a light training session all players were presented with a bronze medal to commemorate the season and afterwards tucked into a barbeque. (RB 25/07/05)
The picture captures the by-now world famous kicking stance of England hero Jonny Wilkinson taking a penalty with his captain marvel looking on in the background.
The other star names in the picture are Kyron Bracken, Richard Hill, Danny Grewcock and Jason Leonard.
It has been donated by Plymouth businessmen Nigel Arscott and David Phillips of The Kitchen Company, who are sponsors of the Bickleigh Down outfit, whose decision to jet to Sydney for the final, led to a chance meeting with the England players back in England.
Arscott explained: "We met up with an old school friend, David Chasemore, who is arranging Mike Catt's testimonial this year. "On our arrival we were invited to dinner for Catty's testimonial launch and found ourselves on a table next to the England players.
"They were kind enough to sign a few items to raise money for charity, including this photograph which will go to help Argaum's youth squad. "One photo has already raised £1,000 for a charity in Bristol," he added.
Anyone interested in bidding for this sporting artefact can contact either Richard Belli, on 07711441599, or via the website www.argaum.org.uk. Bids must be received by Friday, February 13.
Evening Herald 16/01/04
Plymouth Argaum's youth section has been given a big boost after receiving new kit in a new sponsorship deal. The Bickleigh Down club's spokesman, Richard Belli, said that the kit will help meet the Devon Two club's junior players' needs. Belli said: "The kit has been kindly sponsored by Andy Wheeler of Crownhill Taxis. "It will largely be used by the under nines, 10s, 11s and 12s, whose numbers have been steadily rising since we started out in October. "Over the next few weeks we are entering a few age-group festivals, which will give the boys valuable experience against some of the more well-established sides in Devon." Argaum's junior training sessions take place on Sunday mornings from 10.30am to noon, at Bickleigh Down, Roborough. The sessions are open to boys and girls, aged from seven years to 15 years. For more information visit the club website at www.argaum.org.uk, or contact Belli on 07711 441599.
Plymouth Albion's doors opened bright and early at 9am for the day which was part of the RFU's Sweet Chariot Tour - and hordes were already eager to get their personalised picture with the famous trophy, housed in glass for the occasion.
"I think it's been an awesome day," said Albion star Dan Ward-Smith, who took part in a special training session arranged for the crowds. "Everyone's buzzing and it's brilliant to see so many people down here interested in rugby. It's a good idea for the RFU to have the tour. It does generate interest and it's good for the game that more people are interested in it."
An U11s tournament also took centre stage, while bouncy castles and face-painting proved ever-popular in what was always firmly a family day. "The sun came out and it was nice," added Ward-Smith. "I'd never seen the trophy before, so it was a unique experience, and something you might not get the chance to see again."
At £6 a shot, it wasn't cheap to get your picture taken alongside the great trophy if you did not have your own camera, but the price or the queues didn't put anybody off. "It's the most important cup in rugby and it will be a real pleasure to see it," added Ward-Smith.
Other exclusive memoribilia on display included the Zurich Premiership trophy and a ball used during England's immortal triumph against Australia in the World Cup final. The fact that people arrived in their droves to see all that only reiterates how the English game continues to enjoy a feel-good factor. The U11s tournament was similarly well supported and not simply a sideshow to the main attraction. There was also a ladies' 10-a-side game and an adult tag competition. Devonport Services and Kingsbridge contested the under-11 final after teams from Plymstock, Plymouth Argaum , Tavistock and Ivybridge had also relished their moment in the sun.
Devonport finally won 4-3 on drop-goals after normal and extra-time finished 5-5. But even runners-up Kingsbridge were all smiles soon afterwards, collecting their medals from the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Coun Peter Whitfield, also in attendance. And that, surely, was what yesterday was all about - the future and the hope it brings.
Evening Herald 15/04/04
Bickleigh Down was bathed in glorious sunshine as the inaugural Plymouth Argaum Tag Rugby Festival took place. Ten teams from 7 local schools (Bickleigh Down, Boringdon, Langley, Lipson, Southway, St Peters and Tamerton Vale) took part in the competition which was divided into 2 groups followed by a series of play-offs to decide winners and runners-up.