Saturday’s one-all draw between Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers played host to the official EFLT NCS Match Day Take-Over fixture. NCS (National Citizen Service) is a youth development programme for 15-17 year olds.
The programme itself helps young people develop skills for work and life by getting them involved in residential and community based activities. Such activities provide young people with the experience necessary to boost their CV’s, confidence and job applications whist also encouraging them to take responsibility for their own actions and development.
At Saturday’s fixture, RUCST’s NCS team were out in force, sporting their bright NCS hoodies and creating a buzz about the game before kick-off. A team of NCS staff and Graduates (previous NCS participants) were stationed outside the front of the stadium, promoting the programme by talking to people, handing out fliers and generally making noise about NCS!
Players also posed with the official #NCS photo frame and alongside Miller Bear, they donned the NCS “it all starts at YES” Take-Over T-Shirt pre-game!
NCS also took over the Goal Zone, providing pre-match activities to young people of the age for NCS. This included a reaction wall competition, FIFA 17’ on the Xbox as well as table tennis. The entertainment didn’t stop there as dance crew ‘Limited Edition’, headed up by RUCST’s very own Anthony Bayou (NCS Project Assistant), performed live to NCS Ambassador Jess Glynne’s track ‘No Rights, No Wrongs’.
Although 0-0 at half time, five lucky Miller’s fans already had something to cheer about having found a GOLD STAR underneath their seat, providing them with a free place on NCS with RUCST this summer!
For more information about NCS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01709 827767 between the hours of 9am-4:30pm. “NCS…it all starts at YES”.
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