Goalkeeper Myles Boney has been named as Blackpool's National Citizen Service (NCS) ambassador for the season.
The youngster is one of 40 players across the country to have pledged their support for the NCS programme.
The popular NCS programme is delivered by EFL clubs across the country, helping young people develop important skills whilst making an impact in their local communities.
The National Citizen Service (NCS) is the country’s flagship youth programme, open to 16 and 17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland with the aim to create a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society.
It is a unique two or three week full-time programme focused around fun and discovery, and includes 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society.
Myles was eager to get involved with the NCS programme as he participated on the course in 2014.
He said: “NCS is a fantastic programme. I did it myself a few years ago when I was 16 and it’s great. We did numerous activities and it really builds up confidence.”
Blackpool FC Community Trust run the National Citizen Service programme which consists of an away residential, a home residential and social action project including both planning and delivery.
Government backing means that it costs just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.