#NCSMatchday Celebrates The Resilience Of Young People

A celebration of the National Citizen Service in the community

Grimsby Town Football Club celebrates young people’s contribution to the area of North East Lincolnshire thanks to NCS.

This Saturday, Grimsby Town Football Club is championing the impact that young people in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the surrounding areas have made thanks to NCS (National Citizen Service).

During the fixture against Woking, the club is highlighting the positive impacts young people have made on the community. For the fixture, previous participants of NCS have been invited as special guests to the game, whilst players will be warming up in NCS t-shirts, and have also allocated 400 tickets to those who have signed up.

Each year, Grimsby Town Football Club promotes NCS and the impact it has had on young people called #NCSMatchday. Designed for 16-17-year-olds, NCS offers an inclusive summer programme that helps young people get the skills, experience and self-belief they need to achieve their potential – and smash their future goals. NCS aims to make a life-changing difference to young people and how they approach life after school.

In just a couple of months, they’ll mix with new people from different backgrounds, conquer big challenges, pick up some invaluable life skills and get the confidence they need to live independently. They will even take part in a social action project and ‘do good’ in their local community. It’s the perfect stepping-stone into adult life – just ask the 600,000 young people who’ve already experienced NCS.

Adie Merrikin NCS Manager for Grimsby said “NCS makes a significant impact on young people’s lives in such a small amount of time. The programme enables young people to be challenged and push themselves out of their comfort in more ways than one. We are really excited for this year’s programme as we welcome back the residential element to the project. Over the last two years, we have faced so many challenges, especially with COVID-19 and the impact young people have made has been so positive in supporting our local community and we can’t wait to get started”.