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ROVERS JOIN NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE

27 January 2014

Great new opportunity for young people

Bristol Rovers Football Club and Bristol Rovers Community Trust are delighted to announce that they will join the National Citizen Service (NCS) project as a delivery partner for the South West region.

NCS is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged 16 and 17 years of age to take part in a community focused project which allows them to develop skills, meet new friends and face exciting new challenges.

The Trust is extremely excited and proud to become a delivery partner for this fantastic project and is working with a number of schools, youth organisations and partners to recruit young people to take part.

Participants engage in a range of exciting opportunities beginning with an outward bound residential where young people face adventurous challenges and meet new friends.

The project is community centred with the participants’ final objective being to deliver a social action that benefits their local community.

NCS programmes will be running in spring, summer and autumn offering a variety of opportunities for interested young people to take part. There is no cost to participate in NCS and the project is open to all young people in Years 11 and 12.

On completion of the project, young people not only receive a certificate from the Prime Minister at a Big Local Graduation Ceremony, but will also benefit from the rewards of giving back and supporting their local community through their social action.

The NCS project will help the participants to:
• Take on new challenges;
• Build their CVs;
• Find new friends;
• Make their mark In the local community; and
• Gain recognition valued by UCAS and employers. 

Bristol Rovers Community Trust welcomes a new staffing structure which includes an experienced NCS project manager in Danny James and coordinator in Tunde Okunniwa.

Danny has been involved with NCS since the pilot stages 3 years ago and brings with him a wealth of experience and contacts to support the project’s delivery.

Danny said: “This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity for Bristol Rovers Community Trust to extend and develop their already strong links and continue with the fantastic work they already deliver in the community. 

"Bristol Rovers Football Club has always been a family and community orientated club which made the opportunity of this role so appealing to me. NCS is a fantastic project and really does offer young people a great experience; one which will benefit them in their futures whether that is at university or in the workplace, the skills and lessons learned during NCS will help them achieve in life.”

Local communities are also huge beneficiaries of the NCS project with the young people designing and delivering social actions to complete the project within the community. Linking young people to their communities and recognising opportunities to build strong links and deliver much needed community activity.

For more information on how you could be involved in NCS please contact Danny on danny@bristolroverscommunity.org.uk or phone the office on 0117 9524036.


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