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26 June 2019

Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s NCS Programme has a small amount of places left in August.

  • National Citizen Service (NCS) is a programme for 15-17 year olds.
  • Project gives youngsters chance to gain invaluable work and life skills.
  • Email for more information about NCS.

The Trust are running the scheme over July and August and were allocated a further 15 places for the August programme with 13 spaces now left.

NCS is a government backed programme established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society.

Broken into four phases; adventure, discovery, social action project and graduation, NCS gives participants the chance to take on new challenges, complete various activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop skills that will support them with the transition to adulthood.

By bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens.

Reece Webster is a graduate of the Latics’ NCS programme last year and credits it for helping him to improve his confidence.

He said: “I picked up so many different skills on NCS, things like people-skills, communication, confidence and decision-making, all of which have helped me to become a better person.

“Confidence is the biggest change in me though, I’m now a lot more confident and don’t really know where I’d be without the NCS programme, it’s been a really big help.

“I’d 100% recommend NCS to any young person in Wigan because it provides you with some unbelievable experiences and memories.”

The programme will run from 5th August for four weeks, and more information on NCS and how to sign up can be found by emailing NCS Manager Mick Whittle on or by calling 01942 318090.

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