George Roberts

George Roberts to leave Cornwall FA to lead on Academy Operations at Plymouth Argyle Football Club

George will be leaving the association on Friday 18th November 2022.

Cornwall FA wish George well with his new venture as Head of Academy Operations at Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

Joining the association as a Junior Football Development Officer in January 2020, George’s initial role saw him support Cornwall FA’s Football Development team. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the opportunity arose for George to take a lead on Marketing and Communications at the association. Through this role, George was able to work with the County FA staff to improve the publications shared through the County FA’s website and social media platforms to raise awareness of the range of work in which Cornwall FA support across the county. Additionally, George supported the administration and delivery of the Cornwall Girls Advanced Coaching Centre during the 2021/22 season as well as supporting the organisation and delivery of local coach development events. 

More recently, George transitioned into his current role of Cornwall FA Football Development Officer (Youth and Adult Male) which has seen him support local clubs and volunteers with programmes such as England Football Accreditation as well as other football provision within the county including Flexi-League Football and Walking Football. 

George said, “I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work for Cornwall FA and play a small part in supporting the amazing grassroots volunteers that keep grassroots football in Cornwall going. To have had the opportunity to support football in the County I grew up in and represented at youth level is something I would have never envisaged so I would like to thank everyone at the association for all their continued support along the way.

I am excited for a new chapter with Plymouth Argyle Football Club and although I will be working across the Tamar, I look forward to keeping an eye on any future developments within Cornish football over the coming seasons”. 

Cornwall FA CEO Dawn Aberdeen said, “Whilst George’s time with us is shorter than we would have liked due to the professionalism and dedication he has brought to everything he does we are always delighted for a member of the team to be able to progress on their chosen career path. George has been an outstanding team member and a credit to Cornwall FA and we wish him every success as he forges forwards now in his new role”.

Good luck George!