Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launches National Citizens Service at Leeds game

 In Griffin Park Learning Zone, News

Brentford’s fixture against Leeds a couple of weeks ago celebrated Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launching its National Citizen Service (NCS) in west London. The awareness raising campaign, #NCSMatchday, is organised by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to deliver NCS in west London. The dedicated game saw a handful of teenagers taking part in Griffin Park’s prestigious Guard of Honour and information about the programme was available to young Bees fans.

The NCS programme, which is funded by the government, offers a four-week programme that helps 16-17-year-olds develop lifelong skills and take on new challenges. The programme includes an activity week in Norfolk, learning valuable life skills at the University of West London and a social action project that NCS students have the scope and independence to shape.

Brentford’s goalkeeper David Raya helped endorse the NCS programme before the game, he said:

“I am proud to support the Trust’s NCS programme at the Leeds match. It is a programme that offers young people a unique opportunity to meet new people and develop new skills that will equip them for the future.”

A view echoed by NCS graduate Ben Grummit who benefited from the programme last year, he said:

“A project like this shows us different aspects of life that we haven’t had the opportunity to explore – I feel like I have gained important organisational skills that will help me in the future.”

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is delivering the NCS programme to students at the following schools in west London:

  • Alec Reed Academy
  • Arts Educational School
  • Brentford School for Girls
  • Chiswick School
  • Cranford Community College
  • Elthorne Park High School
  • Grey Court School
  • Gunnersbury Catholic School
  • Heston Community School
  • Isleworth and Syon School for Boys
  • Kew House
  • Kingston Grammar School
  • Northolt High School
  • Notting Hill and Ealing High School
  • Springwest Academy
  • St Catherine’s School – Twickenham
  • St Paul’s School
  • The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School
  • The Harrodian School
  • The Tiffin Girls’ School
  • Twyford Church of England High School
  • Uxbridge High School
  • West Thames College
  • William Perkin Church of England High School

The four-week NCS programme will take place during the following dates during summer 2020:

  • 22 June-17 July
  • 6 July-31 July
  • 20 July – 14 August
  • 3 August – 21 August (three-weeks)

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