The EFL Trust have received national recognition for the Autumn NCS programme which gave over 300 teenagers the opportunity to push their limits and develop new skills with their local football club.
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.
The Autumn Pilot Programme was a new initiative involving 18 EFL and Premier League Clubs including Chelsea FC, West Ham United and Lincoln City, delivering NCS for the first time during Autumn 2018.
The Trust’s Autumn programme was one of only two projects to receive a certificate of recognition at the NCS Trust Annual Conference in London.
Not only did the clubs deliver significant numbers but the quality of programmes delivered by the football clubs was highlighted by NCS Trust.
Dominik Stingas Pazcko, Communities Operations Manager, said:
“It’s fantastic that the Clubs have been recognised by NCS Trust for their hard work.
“We are delighted about the success of our Autumn Pilot. We know that football clubs are at the heart of the community and have the ability to reach young people, where others may struggle. This is another great example of how football clubs are leading the way in delivering programmes that improve the lives of people in their communities.”
Having delivered NCS since the pilots in 2011, EFL Trust have had over 50,000 young people complete NCS, working with over 30 local delivery partners to engage with over 10,000 young people each year.
To find out more about NCS visit: https://www.efltrust.com/ncs/