Capital One is rewarding more than 1,000 young people on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme with free tickets to Round 1 of the Capital One Cup.
The NCS programme, delivered by the Football League Trust (FLT) and partners, brings together 15–17 year olds from all backgrounds and enables them develop the confidence, skills and attitudes they need to become more engaged with their communities and to become active and responsible citizens.
Capital One has recognised the positive work that the NCS and young people have achieved within local communities this summer and are pleased to be able to reward their efforts with free tickets to a local Capital One Cup Round 1 fixture.
Jason Carr, head of sponsorship at Capital One, said: “Throughout our sponsorship of the Capital One Cup we have demonstrated commitment and support to the younger generation through a range of schemes and events. We are delighted to be in a position to reward NCS volunteers for the great work they are doing in their local communities.”
As part of NCS, young people plan and deliver a community project that benefits and makes a positive impact to their local community. Last year alone, FLT’s NCS students delivered over 200,000 hours of social action projects in their respective communities. This not only benefits the various communities but also gives the young people a better sense of worth and breaks down barriers between them and other sections of society.
Dominik Paczko, NCS programme manager at the Football League Trust, said: “We are delighted that Capital One are supporting NCS. Young people who participate in NCS put a lot of time and hard work into the delivery of a successful community project, so it’s great that this is being recognised and rewarded.”