Blackpool FC goalkeeper praises NCS programme

Blackpool FC goalkeeper Myles Boney was full of praise towards the National Citizen Service programme and recommends any 15-17 year olds to give it a go.

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

Blackpool FC Community Trust delivers the National Citizen programme (NCS) and Myles participated on the programme in 2014.

On his experience, Myles said, “I enjoyed NCS. It’s great to bond with different people because your confidence grows. We did all sorts of things like canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, high ropes and fencing – it’s excellent to do a variation of activities because you’re always learning new things – I loved it.”

Myles gave some advice to any 15-17 year olds who are interested in NCS. Myles said, “Just give it a go. It’s a great experience and you will learn a lot from it. At first, I wasn’t so sure about going on NCS but I’m glad I did – I recommend you definitely give it a go.”

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

For more information on NCS, call Blackpool FC Community Trust on (01253) 348691