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#NCSMatchDay celebrates the resilience of young people

A celebration of the National Citizen Service in the community

12 May 2021

The EFL Trust's NCS Delivery Partners, including Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have been celebrating the resilience of young people, aged 15-17, today that have made a huge impact in their community when participating in NCS (National Citizen Service). Each year we use the power of our club badge to promote NCS and the impact it’s had on young people and the local community through a campaign called #NCSMatchDay. Given the challenging times this hasn’t been able to happen in its normal format this year however this won’t stop #NCSMatchDay going digital!

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust engages thousands of young people aged 16 and 17, delivering NCS, programme funded by the Government. This is replicated by other community organisations across the country. Despite the challenging times and restrictions, EFL Trust club community organisations (CCOs) and other youth organisations worked closely with young people from NCS to carry out innovative projects. Throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, young people on NCS with EFL Trust have been at the forefront to support their local community. Some of the work done in our local area can be seen here.

In 2020 and during the most challenging times the EFL Trust and its network were able to give 15,000 young people a sense of purpose through NCS, giving them an opportunity to be at the forefront of the building communities back. They were able to find innovative ways to help tackle loneliness, rejuvenating community spaces and gardens and have been the driving force for positive change and leaving a legacy in their local communities. See more here.

Registration is now open for the National Citizen Service (NCS) in summer 2021. If you are 16 or 17 and want to make this summer one you’ll never forget, get yourself on NCS. Spots are open now! Sign up for new pals, and experiences that’ll show you just what you’re made of.

Through the English Football League Trust, over 1.8 million hours of voluntary work has been delivered addressing local and national issues which young people are passionate about such as mental health, the environment and plastic waste. In partnership with EFL Trust, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust won the contract to deliver NCS from 2020 onwards joining 65 delivery partners that will be managed by EFL Trust. For more information, please email the Trust's NCS Manager at rsilva@brentfordfccst.com.


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