Tuesday 11th February saw our NCS Youth Board Graduates and BFC First Team players, host our NCS Matchday for Blackpool’s home league game against Gillingham.
NCS Match day is held to raise awareness of what NCS is and the programmes, we as a Community Trust, deliver. It is also a great opportunity to show the impact an NCS programme can have on the lives of participants aged 16-17 years.
In addition to the Youth Board Graduates, it was great to see Blackpool FC First Team get involved by wearing our NCS t-shirts during the warmup for their fixture against Gillingham. After the warmup, the players handed out the t-shirts to the crowd.
The NCS Graduates were involved in a variety of activities during the match. Our Social Inclusion Manager, Jonny Ellithorn, and a Youth Board member were present in the Sponsors Lounge leading up to kick off and pitch side during the half time break. This allowed both to be interviewed and offer more information about our programme, explaining how young people in Blackpool can get involved.
The Youth Board members held a guard of honour as the players ran out onto the pitch.
“We hope that fans will start the discussion and question what NCS is, how they can be involved, or, alternatively, pass the information about NCS over to those who are within the age bracket.”– Jonny Ellithorn, Social Inclusion Manager
We are now booking places for the Summer NCS.
For more information on BFCCT or the NCS programme; call: 01263 348 691, visit: BFCCT or follow BFCCT on social media