Trust graduates’ big day out

Blackpool keeper Myles Boney is the Trusts NCS ambassador

Blackpool keeper Myles Boney is the Trusts NCS ambassador

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Tomorrow’s game between Blackpool FC and Crewe Alexandra will see local graduates from Blackpool FC Community Trust’s National Citizen Service (NCS) programme enjoy VIP treatment.

They will join the players on the pitch to launch ‘NCS Match Day’, a special event organised by Blackpool FC Community Trust.

The event, supported by Blackpool FC Community Trust and Blackpool FC, will launch the national two-week NCS Match Day activity.

It will highlight the positive work that young people have done in their local community.

NCS is a nationwide experience for Year 11s and 12s, offering them a chance to develop new skills for whatever post-GCSE life has to throw at them.

Blackpool FC Community Trust has raised more than £3,000 for local charities by NCS graduates contributing more than 5,000 voluntary hours.

Seventeen-year-old Charlie Hudson, who participated on NCS last year, has recommended it as something for others to try.

He said: “NCS is great. I recommend young people to give it a try. It’s really helped with my confidence.”

The Trust’s NCS Ambassador and Blackpool FC goalkeeper, Myles Boney, is a big supporter of the programme.

He said: “I’m proud to be NCS Ambassador for Blackpool FC Community Trust. I think NCS is brilliant.

“It gives young people the chance to experience a variety of activities and challenges whilst building new friendships and benefiting the local community.”