Tranmere Rovers in the Community work with children and young people all year round to offer them courses, advice and opportunities to enhance their skills both on and off the field.
International Youth Day is designed to celebrate and encourage children and young people in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.
We spoke to Tranmere Rovers in the Community Project Manager, Tom, about this role within the Club he said
“The majority of my role is based around NCS. This includes going around the local schools recruiting for our programmes, putting together an activity timetable which consists of a residential week, a workshop and activity week and a social action week. This is all based around getting the young people to develop- their skills and confidence on subjects they may not learn in school”
Talking about how our programmes encourage children and young people to make a positive contribution to their local community
“The NCS scheme itself gives young adults loads of opportunities to make a difference in their local area through their social action week. They will design and plan a project in teams, this could range from work to help the environment, volunteer schemes or raising awareness through campaigns such as mental health, racism, whatever subject they are passionate about and through NCS they will be able to make a change and give back to their local community.”
“It’s important for young people to step outside and give volunteering and social action a go because not only are they making massive changes and supporting their community but they are also building self-development as they are learning new skills, coming out their comfort zones and also meeting new people, so there are plenty of benefits from the taking part in our activities.”
In addition to our NCS programme, Tranmere Rovers in the Community are working with Merseyside Police in tackling county lines on Wirral. Speaking about the work we are doing on this project:
“This project is really important as the police have highlighted county lines as a major problem in the local area and have reached out to us to work with them to help tackle the problem.”
“We will be going into local schools to run sporting sessions and workshops to deter young people away from a life of crime. The sport is the real pulling factor but the workshops will be run by reformed characters and police representatives who will give real life issues and problems involved in making these life choices and how they can get out of that life and make better choices”
Finally speaking on why as a Club it is important to use our platform to help young people and children make an impact in their community
“Tranmere are a massive community Club and do a lot in their local area. The badge itself is a massive pull and has the power and opportunity to make massive changes in the community and for good.”
If you're interested in getting involved in our NCS programme please email TomR@tranmererovers.co.uk or CLICK HERE to keep up to date with Tranmere Rovers in the Community