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NCS Matchday

16 February 2017

Local graduates to enjoy VIP treatment on Saturday!

Local graduates from the National Citizen Service (NCS) will enjoy VIP treatment for Saturday's home game with Morecambe.

They will join the players on the pitch to launch NCS Match Day, a special event organised by Crawley Town Community Foundation, powered by the English Football League Trust.

he event, supported Crawley Town FC will be part of the national NCS Match Day activities, highlighting the positive work that young people have done in their local community through football clubs across the country.T


NCS is a nationwide experience for year 11s and 12s. It is a chance for teens to shake things up and develop new skills for whatever post-GCSE life has to throw at them. It changes how teens see the world and has a huge impact on communities across the UK, with over 1.9 million hours of social action taking place across the country – the equivalent to building 74 Olympic Stadiums and The Great Wall of China. Footie fans who want to get involved with NCS can register


In Crawley, the NCS programme is delivered by Crawley Town Community Foundation, with the support of teens who have already graduated from the programme, and has made its mark on people’s lives and the local community. 

Participants enjoy a number of fun-filled team activities while away on a residential retreat, before returning to Crawley to help local charities raise money through various different community-based events. 

Over the past 12 months, Crawley’s NCS programme has raised over £7,500 for local charities, including Crawley Open House, YMCA Downslink Group, St. Catherine’s Hospice, Olive Tree Cancer Support and The Springboard Project. Over 300,000 young people have now participated in NCS.


Elinor Adie I would encourage any young person to take part in NCS. It is a unique opportunity where you can develop life and employability skills, make new friends and have lots of fun., NCS Co-ordinator at Crawley Town Community Foundation believes that more young people in Crawley can benefit from NCS: “

"We have a great graduate scheme offering opportunities to stay involved with the programme after the Summer, including further volunteering and direct opportunities into paid work!"

To find out more, visit the Community Foundation's website: 

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