This Saturday, Tranmere Rovers will celebrate the impact that young people from Wirral have had on NCS, a youth programme aimed at 16-17 year olds.
The awareness raising campaign, #NCSMatchday, is organised by Tranmere Rovers in the Community, who deliver NCS in Wirral. On the day a handful of lucky Tranmere Rovers fans - who all spent their school holidays meeting new people, learning new skills and giving back to their community through the NCS programme. In 2019, young people from EFL Trust’s network delivered over 650 Social Action Projects, volunteered over 260,000 hours of social action and raised over £230,000 for local charities and causes.
The event, supported by Tranmere Rovers and Tranmere Rovers in the Community, will be part of a wider EFL Trust (Charitable Arm of EFL) campaign that will see #NCSMatchday reach over 36 EFL and Premier League clubs across the country, highlighting the positive work that young people have done in their local community.
In 2019, #NCSMatchday reached over 2 million people, with over 450 footballers players across the country celebrating NCS and the young people who have given back to the local community.
Football fan and NCS grad Cleo Parker from Wirral said: “It gave me a really positive experience about how you overcome your challenges and it helped me learn new skills which I still use today and it’s a really great thing to have on my CV.
“I’ve become another person for the better, it’s been the biggest thing for me and now I’m happy where I am.”
“I hope #NCSMatchday inspires others to sign up and experience NCS, as well as be actively involved in their local community. I wouldn’t want them to miss out on this amazing opportunity.”
NCS is a flagship government initiative that provides young people aged 16-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop vital skills that will support them later in life. Supporting young people’s transition to adulthood, the programme develops their strength of character, giving a sense of purpose, optimism and belonging.
Almost 600,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 14.5 million hours to social action projects since NCS started.
To find out more and sign up, please email MamudoD@tranmererovers.co.uk or call 015 608 2354