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Reds launch NCS

1 September 2015


Reds launch NCS

1 September 2015

Still time to enrol for the National Citizen Service programme

Reds staged a successful launch of the National Citizen Service programme on Saturday.

Claire Burrage, of the club's Community Foundation and the club's NCS co-ordinator, said: "We had a successful launch on the ball court before the Wycombe game and several 16-17 year olds expressed an interest in joining.

"We start our residential course on October 23 so there is still plenty of time to enrol."

Crawley MP Henry Smith also attended the launch and met the players, who warmed up in special pink T shirts to help raise awareness of NCS, before the match.

What is the National Citizen Service Programme?


NCS is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.

It runs in the autumn, spring and summer. You’ll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community.

Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.

NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. This programme is recognised by UCAS when students apply for further education, and supports schools to achieve an outstanding OFSTED achievement standard


Our autumn programme will be delivered at Green Park Activity Centre in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire from Friday 23rd to Monday 26th October 2015. Back from the residential, we will be based in Crawley for the remainder of the week engaging with the local community and agencies from the public, private and voluntary sector delivering social action projects to help support the community.


Henry Smith MP offers his support


“I was delighted to see at the end of last season that the Crawley Town Community Foundation were awarded the opportunity to run the National Citizen Service programme locally.

“National Citizen Service, launched by the Prime Minister in 2010, is aimed at 16 and 17 year olds, has helped them to donate over three million hours of volunteering to their local communities across Britain.

“It’s a pleasure to be working alongside the Community Foundation once again. Last year I also went along to the Kicks project in Bewbush, and was pleased to see the Foundation’s Easter Soccer School in Maidenbower a few months ago. And of course, our town really did get behind Crawley Capers, a project organised by the Foundation and Autism Sussex, who won a phone vote to be awarded £50,000 of funding from the People’s Millions. I was delighted to mention the Community Foundation last year in the House of Commons, in recognition of the services they provide in Crawley.”


Interested in joining NCS? Click here for an application form or pick one at the club offices.


To find out more click here and here for NCS posters.

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