NCS Matchday has returned with EFL clubs uniting to show their support for the National Citizen Service programme, which is focused on providing new opportunities for 15 to 17-year-olds.The dedicated matchday takeovers, taking place over the coming weeks, are ran with the aim of increasing awareness and participation of NCS.
First-team players will have an important role to play by warming up in NCS branded t-shirts and meeting programme graduates.
NCS graduates will also be in attendance throughout the day to discuss their experiences of the programme to younger supporters.
NCS is a unique opportunity for young people to learn new skills alongside having fun and creating unforgettable memories. More than 275,000 young people have already said yes to NCS.
Josh Morris, Scunthorpe United’s NCS Ambassador, said: “NCS is brilliant. It gives young people the chance to experience a variety of challenges while building new friendships and benefitting the local community.”
Josh’s views were echoed by Cara Harrison, an NCS graduate from Sheffield Wednesday. Talking about the NCS Matchday, she said: “It is good that clubs participate in NCS matchday and important that we spread the word.
“Everyone needs to be clear how much of a positive programme NCS is and how it can help young people.
“The NCS is something that everyone should be doing and I have so many lifetime fond memories from my time on the programme. Because of the NCS, I have met some good friends now and I wouldn’t have met them if I didn’t join.”
More information: Click here to learn more about the NCS programme