National Citizen Service

Blackpool FC Community Trust run the National Citizen Service programme which consists of:

  • An away residential
  • A home residential
  • A social action project including both planning and delivery.
  • A presentation evening at Bloomfield Road
  • A certificate signed by the Prime Minister

Meet The Team

Jonny Ellithorn
Social Inclusion Manager
I am responsible for the general running of NCS at Blackpool FC Community Trust, and ensuring our NCS is the best it can be. I have worked in NCS for over 7 years and over 1500 young people have completed the programme with myself. I am passionate about seeing young people reach their potential, through challenging and enjoying themselves on the NCS programme.
Katy Hooton
Social Inclusion Officer
I take responsibility for a lot of the programme planning, ensuring that the activities and workshops we deliver to our young people are of interest and relevance. To see the programme we deliver having such positive impact on young people really gives me a sense of fulfilment.
Joe Stockell
Social Inclusion Officer
I am responsible for our Phase 3 Social Action planning and delivery and I oversee our Graduates group. I have been involved with the Community Trust for seven years, studying on the BTEC and Degree courses, as well as taking part in NCS as a participant. I worked my way up to become a group leader and now I have been able to gain full time employment as a Social Inclusion Officer.

NCS Summer Programme Information 2020

Week 1Week 2Week 3
Residential Departure Day:
Mon 20th July
Residential Departure Day:
Mon 24th July 2020
Social Action Planning & Delivery:
Mon: 3rd August – Fri 7th August 2020
Rock UK, Newcastleton, Scottish BordersRiverside House, Salford UniversityBlackpool FC Community Offices

Completed the programme with us?

Join the NCS Youth Board

Our NCS Youth Board is designed to create an opportunity for any Graduates, of any programme, to come back together with the aim of giving back. This is done through a variety of channels from social action projects within the community to holding fundraisers, being involved with NCS match days as well as being a massive part of the recruitment process and showing other young people of the local community what NCS is all about.


“NCS has helped me develop new friendships that are for life. The activities were so much fun and challenging which helped me overcome some fears and come out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed NCS so much I wanted to carry on my journey, so I joined the NCS Youth Board. This has also continued to help me become more confident and develop more skills to help me in the future.”


“NCS has helped me gain confidence when talking to people and doing presentations etc. It has made me overcome fears which I never thought I could. It has also helped me gain friends or restore friendships with my peers. I can now use the confidence I gained to take part in the Youth Board and be able to speak to new people.  I want to continue to give more back to my community in many ways.”


“NCS has helped me feel more confident within myself and making new friends, it also helped me face some fear and experience things I never thought I would. The Youth Board is giving more experience into planning and having responsibilities, I believe that these will help me in the future. Because of NCS it has helped me with my educational journey as I am now a students at the BFC Community Trust Sports College, as I aspire to be a PE teacher.”

For more information on our NCS programme, email or call 01253 348691.

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