Date Posted... Jan 5th 2022
Truro School Sports is excited to welcome our new Football Head Coach, and Saints Southwest Cornwall Regional Coach, Rhys Sullivan to our teaching team.
Mr Sullivan joins us from Plymouth Argyle, where he most recently coached the women’s team. He brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the School and will divide his time between running the football programme at Truro School and the Saints Southwest (SSW) Regional Programme, held on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the School. These evenings sit alongside the SSW Development Centre (Thursday nights at Truro School), which supports players transitioning from grassroots football to regional centres of excellence and beyond.
The Saints partnership with Truro School was launched in September 2020 to provide education, community and sports provision to young people across Cornwall. Truro School pupils benefit from the club’s commitment to ‘developing potential for all’ both on and off the pitch.
The unique pathways it provides gives boys and girls the opportunity to both develop as players and explore a wide range of roles within the industry including research, coaching and performance analysis.
The programme runs alongside GCSE, A-Levels and C-Tech courses.
As our new football coach, Mr Sullivan hopes to build a bigger girls football programme for both Truro School and Saints Southwest. No doubt, his experience at Argyle will be hugely valuable and he has already got one aspiring England women’s team prospect here at our School.
He also says, “One of the big things here is to grow Truro School’s football programme and get it known on an international level. Growth is everything for the School and for Saints Southwest. We now have an exciting, big fixture programme here, and we will be organising twice termly competitions for Truro School teams to play against Saints’ Teams. These experiences are hugely valuable in helping to broaden experience and confidence.”
We wish Mr Sullivan every success this term and a warm welcome to the School.
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