After a season disrupted by Covid-19 and lockdowns, Plymouth Parkway youth can finally celebrate after a season that has yielded yet more silverware for a youth system brimming with confidence.

So much work goes on behind the scenes every week to ensure the youngsters are given the best opportunity to showcase and develop their skills on a weekly basis. Their hard work has been rewarded with silverware after a frantic fortnight would see a league title lifted and two tournament football days end in victory.

Plymouth Parkway Under 15’s enjoyed an invincible season in the Under 15 DJM Anson division but still had to wait til the final day of the season to officially be crowned champions.

Despite an impeccable league record, the Yellows were left with three of their toughest tests in their final three games and a serious challenge to their championship credentials. Over the space of seven days, they recorded wins over Plymouth Marjon and a physical MAP juniors’ side before facing a Torpoint Athletic side in what would become a play-off for the league trophy. The squad would put fatigue aside and clinch the league title with a fine 2-1 victory and ensure an invincible season in the process.

The squad will get a chance to parade the Under 15 Anson Trophy as they will take part in a half-time lap of honour during Plymouth Parkways pre-season fixture with Plymouth Argyle at Bolitho Park.

At the other end of the age group spectrum, the Under 8’s have enjoyed a fine run of form over two weekends of tournament football as they showcased their footballing abilities in style. The youngsters would first walk away from the #WeDoFootball tournament as champions before heading to Southamptons St. Mary’s stadium to try and make it back-to-back tournament victories.

They did just that as they graced Premier League soil in style with another tournament victory. The ‘Play on The Pitch’ tournament would see the squad hit 32 goals and concede 0, on a proud day for all involved. Manager Lee Williams would add “They played with maturity and composure showing absolute dominance & clinical phases of play. Technically, physically & mentally different class.”

Last weekend would see Plymouth Parkway Under 10’s make it a hat-trick of silverware as the young Yellows would also clinch the #WeDoFootball tournament hosted by Joe Geraghty.

In soaring temperatures, the six-a-side tournament format would see the team play some great football and only concede two goals in the process.

The final would have a bit of everything as a mixture of goal mouth scrambles, last ditch tackles, blocks and dramatic goals would see the Yellows walk away triumphant after a 2-1 victory over Lakeside. Manager Lee Sheldon would add: “It was such a special day for all involved. Our star of the day went to Louis P. He had a fantastic tournament, playing in the right centre back position. He was intelligent on the ball and drove the team forward with some great passes and bursts. Special mention to Danon, who deputised in goal for the missing Max. Danon is normally our centre back, but he did a great job between the sticks!

Not only a golden period for the youth setup but a moment that will be remembered by all involved for years to come.

The teams can now enjoy a break before it all begins again in the coming months. We finish with again saying congratulations to all involved and we wish you all every success moving forward.

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