NCS Match Day
Clubs unite to show support for National Citizen Service
Across the country, Premier League and Football League clubs are highlighting the positive work that young people have done in the local community through the National Citizen Service.
At tonight's fixture against Newcastle United, Norwich City FC is showing its support for the programme.
The Club’s Community Sports Foundation (CSF) deliver the programme in Norfolk, and a number of young participants are guests at the game today. The teenagers, from Open Academy in Norwich, will receive their graduation certificates prior to kick-off, before enjoying the game from the Aviva Community Corner.
The group helped to organise a Walking Football tournament for over-55s in the area, and have continued to host weekly sessions at the school.
NCS is a nationwide experience for Year 11s and 12s. In Norfolk, the NCS programme is delivered by CSF. Participants enjoy a number of fun-filled team activities while away on a residential retreat, before returning to help local charities raise money through various different community-based events.
Over 300,000 young people have now participated in NCS nationwide, with 1.9 million hours of social action delivered - the equivalent to building 74 Olympic Stadiums.
Jenna Cannell, NCS Engagement Officer at the CSF believes that more young people in Norfolk can benefit from the programme:
“I would encourage any young person to take part in NCS. It is a unique opportunity where you can develop life and employability skills, make new friends and have lots of fun.”
Are you 15-17 year old? Keep an eye on the big screen before the game and during half-time for a sneak preview of what the NCS programme is about.
Story added: 10 Feb 2017