The Club’s Community Sports Foundation are celebrating the impact that young people from Hartlepool have had in the community with NCS Matchday this weekend.
Our fixture with Aldershot Town has been designated as our #NCSMatchday, an awareness-raising campaign surrounding the hugely successful National Citizen Service scheme for youngsters aged between 15 and 17.
In 2019, young people from the EFL Trust’s network delivered over 650 social action projects, volunteered over 260,000 hours of social action and raised over £230,000 for local charities and good causes. This includes over 4,200 hours and £3,000 raised by young people working directly with our Community Sports Foundation at Pools.
This Saturday’s event will be part of a wider EFL Trust campaign that will see #NCSMatchday reach over 36 EFL, Premier League and National League clubs across the country to highlight the positive work that young people have done in their local communities.
“I am really looking forward to celebrating the great work our local teens have done in the community while taking part in NCS,” said Pools skipper Ryan Donaldson.
“NCS is a fantastic programme that gives young people the chance to expand their horizons by getting involved in new activities and challenges, whilst also making great friends and benefitting the local area.”
As part of the campaign, Pools players will be warming-up in NCS t-shirts ahead of Saturday’s game to help spread the word and celebrate the youngsters involved in the various projects in this area.