Port Vale begin their tour of the South West with a game against Plymouth Parkway. Here’s our guide to our latest opponents.
1. Plymouth Parkway were founded in 1988 after a number of players left the Plymouth Kolts junior side and set up a new senior team.
2. The side were initially sponsored by Exeter Airport and in their first season they changed their name to Ex-Air Flyers.
3. The club colours of yellow and royal blue came from the colours of the airport logo and remain the same today.
4. In 1989, the club moved to the Parkway Sports Club pitch but continued under the name of Ex-Air Flyers before becoming EAF Plymouth FC.
5. In 1993, the name was changed again, this time to Plymouth Parkway FC.
6. After the closure of the Parkway Sports Club, the team moved to Bolitho Park in 1992. It can host 150 standing supporters and also has 50 seats.
7. Parkway are currently in-form having won their last two friendly games 4-0 and 6-0.
8. The manager is Wayne Hillson, who is 45 years of age and impressively lead the club to the Peninsula treble last season.
9. Last season, Parkway defeated league side Exeter City on their way to winning the Throgmorton Cup Final.
10. Parkway are ambitious and committed to a youth policy that sees them run 15 junior sides in conjunction with Plymouth YMCA.