Nottingham Forest and Nottingham Forest Community Trust will be delighted to promote Nottingham Forest’s Community Trust’s National Citizen Service (NCS).

This special awareness-raising event organised by the trust helps us to celebrate 1,000’s of young graduates that have completed this self-development programme. The course not only means they are learning skills that they may not at school, but the graduates of this four week programme helped to give back to the local community through volunteering and fundraising as part of the NCS programme, and do much work around our local community. NCS is an invaluable programme that we are so proud to deliver.

This event, supported by the trust, is part of a wider EFL Trust campaign that sees NCS Matchday reach over 30 EFL and Premier League clubs across the country, highlighting the positive work that young people have done in their local community.

In 2017, NCS Matchday reached over three million people, with over 500 footballers players across the country celebrating NCS and the young people that have given back to the local community.

The government initiative provides young people aged 16-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop vital skills that will support them later in life. It was launched to tackle three core issues of importance to society: social cohesion, social mobility and social engagement.

Almost 400,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 11.7 million hours to social action projects since NCS started.

Go to www.ncsyes.co.uk to find out more and follow #NCSMatchday to keep up to date.