AFC Fylde Academy Learners take part in National Citizen Service!
AFC Fylde Academy Learners were delighted to participate in NCS before Christmas, taking part in several team exercises and fundraising for the Foundation’s Christmas Present Appeal.
NCS is a government project specifically designed for 16–17-year-olds. Our Academy Learners took part in the scheme, undertaking several outdoor activities such as archery, rock climbing, and canoeing. These activities gave the group a great opportunity to get to know one another better, and gain valuable skills within teamwork, problem solving and resilience.
As part of the NCS experience, the group then attended workshops aimed at raising awareness to important social issues. These included a disability awareness session and team cohesion workshop led by England B1 footballer, Azeem Amir, as well as a seminar held by The JJ Effect, an anti-knife crime charity.
The Academy Learners then carried out several fundraising activities to raise money for AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s Present Appeal. Activities included a football tournament, and a FIFA tournament!
The money raised was used to purchase 22 footballs. These were donated to the Foundation’s present appeal, and were then signed by first team members and hand to a group of lucky young AFC Fylde fans!
Mick Whittle, Community Development Manager at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said:
“NCS is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn new skills which can be carried forward into the workplace, I am thrilled to see not only how well the group got on with the programme, but the difference their fundraising has made for young AFC Fylde fans within the community”.
The Academy Learners had a fantastic time during NCS, learning valuable life skills and making great memories. What’s more, their fundraising meant that 22 children received an unforgettable Christmas gift!
Kian Joyce, a member AFC Fylde Academy, took part in NCS. He said, “NCS really pushed me outside of my comfort zone with some of the activities such as raft building and climbing- but myself and my peers really enjoyed it!
We hosted a 5-a-side football tournament and raised £60 for charity. The whole experience was really rewarding.”
For more information about all of our programmes, visit afcfyldefoundation.co.uk, or follow us on Twitter @afcfc, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok: @afcfyldefoundation.
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