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29 November 2018

The duo presented the youngsters with their awards before last night's game against Blackburn Rovers at the DW Stadium.

  • National Citizen Service (NCS) is a programme for 15-17 year olds.
  • Project aims to improve confidence, leadership and team building skills.
  • Latics students recently raised money for Embrace Wigan and Leigh.

Students who successfully completed Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s NCS scheme for Autumn 2018 were presented with their certificates by Christian Walton and Jamie Jones at last night’s game against Blackburn Rovers.

The Community Trust joined the NCS programme earlier this year, with the Autumn group having taken part in a four-week project, which included visiting the Lake District to complete various outdoor activities designed to improve their confidence, self-esteem and teamwork skills.

More recently, they raised money for Embrace Wigan and Leigh, a local charity helping people with all types of disabilities, by cycling the equivalent of 128 miles  from Wigan to Middlesbrough on exercise bikes at the Trust’s Montrose Skills Hub offices as part of their social action project.

Mick Whittle, NCS manager for Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “Not only did the young people show great commitment to the NCS programme during the four weeks, they also gained skills that will stay with them for life and built lasting friendships which was great to see.

He added: “Their work as part of the social action project is to also be commended as they raised funds to help the work of Embrace."

The NCS programme is a government backed scheme which aims to improve the confidence, leadership and team-building skills of 15-17 year olds. The project bring together young people from different backgrounds and gives them a unique shared experience.

Are you a current Year 11 or 12 student and want to know more about NCS project? Please email Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s NCS manager Mick Whittle on or call 01942 318090 for further information about the programme.

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