Defender Backs ProgrammeClark Robertson was on hand to support a National Citizen Service takeover against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
The defender, who is an ambassador for NCS, met young people from the Blackpool FC Community Trust's NCS programme.
Blackpool FC Community Trust is part of the national movement of NCS which has a huge impact on young people and communities, with over 1.9 million hours of social action has taking place across the country, the equivalent to building 74 Olympic Stadiums and one Great Wall of China.
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all 15-17 year-olds that can help fast track Young People’s futures by learning new skills for work and life enhancing CVs by demonstrating to employers the skills that they have learnt whilst on NCS, confidence, teamwork and leadership skills.
The Blackpool players all wore NCS warm-up tops against Shrewsbury Town and the Community Trust supported NCS in highlighting the positive work that young people from Blackpool have done in the local community.
“NCS is an amazing opportunity for young people to really challenge themselves and give something back to their local community. If I was 16 again I would have said Yes to NCS," Robertson said.
Derek Spence, NCS Co-ordinator at Blackpool FC Community Trust, believes that more young people in Blackpool can benefit from NCS: “I want as many 16/17 year-olds to benefit from the opportunities this project offers, to develop them individually and benefit Blackpool.”
NCS Graduate Vicky Arundel added: “My NCS has been a wild one, I’ve met the most amazing people and we’ve all had a blast.”
Sign up to NCS this Easter or summer with Blackpool FC Community Trust.
For more info please visit wwwNCSFLT.co.uk