Oxford fixture marks NCS Action Day
Saturday’s clash between Doncaster Rovers and Oxford United marked the annual National Citizen Service Match Day, a day dedicated to celebrating Club Doncaster Foundation’s NCS programme and all the voluntary work done in the borough.
Football Clubs across the country have supported their community trust by donning the NCS t-shirts for their warm up and meeting the programme graduates.
NCS graduates from Club Doncaster Foundation were on hand throughout the day to increase the interest of younger fans and talk to them about their NCS experience as well as provide activities in Donny Dog’s kennel.
Programme manager, Jan Budtz commented: “I’m so proud of my team and feel lucky to manage a programme that empowers thousands of young people. The social action projects that we see each year are in particularly excellent and make such a difference to the Doncaster Borough.
He continued: “I’m excited for the coming months with NCS. This summer we’ll be creating pathways for young people to continue their volunteering after their NCS experience as well as linking with local businesses to support graduates into job or apprentice opportunities.”
Using the Power of football, The Football League Trust are placed in a unique position to publicise the amazing work that our NCS graduates are doing during the programme and after.
To date, over 1.9 million hours of social action has taken place across the country, the equivalent to building 74 Olympic Stadiums and 1 Great Wall of China.
To find out more about the NCS programme, visit http://www.clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk/ncs-programme/sign-up-here/ or phone the team on 01302 764663.