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10 February 2019

National Citizen Service (NCS) aims to improve the confidence, leadership and teamwork skills of youngsters aged 15-17 years old.

  • Latics to promote exciting NCS programme at Stoke City clash. 
  • NCS gives youngsters the chance to gain invaluable work and life skills.
  • Email to join the Summer 2019 scheme.

Wednesday night’s game will be our designated #NCSMatchDay, where staff from Wigan Athletic Community Trust will be promoting the once in a lifetime NCS programme to 15-17 year olds ahead of this summer’s 2019 scheme.

National Citizen Service (NCS) aims to improve the confidence, leadership and teamwork skills of youngsters aged 15-17, and gives them the opportunity to gain invaluable work and life experiences.

A unique awareness-raising event, #NCSMatchDay is part of a wider EFL Trust campaign that sees the fixture reach more than 20 EFL and Premier League clubs across the country, which highlights the positive work young people have done in their local communities.

Latics captain Samy Morsy, said: “NCS is a fantastic programme that gives youngsters the chance to expand their horizons by getting involved in different and exciting activities and challenges, while also having the opportunity to make new friends and benefiting the local area.”

The NCS programme is broken into four phases; adventure, discovery, social action project and graduation, with the government backed initiative giving young people the chance to take on new challenges, complete various activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop skills that will support them later in life and help them with the transition to adulthood. 

Reece Webster, Wigan Athletic Community Trust NCS graduate and current apprentice, said: “NCS opened so many doors for me and I’ve made lots of new friends and picked up so many vital skills. I’ve increased my confidence due to the challenges I faced and particularly enjoyed the social action project where we raised money for The Brick by sitting on every seat at the DW Stadium.”

Almost 500,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to-date, with #NCSMatchDay fixtures reaching over 2 million people last season.

Are you a current Year 11 or 12 student and want to know more about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s NCS project?

Please email NCS manager Mick Whittle on or call 01942 318090 for further information about the programme.

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