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Saturday Is NCS Match Day At Pools

8 February 2019

Craig Hignett
Pools boss Craig Hignett shows his support for the NCS programme

We’re teaming up with the Sports Foundation to celebrate our NCS Match Day at The Super 6 Stadium this weekend.

NCS (National Citizen Service) graduates will be given the VIP treatment on Saturday as they join our players on the pitch prior to kick-off in the game against Leyton Orient.

A flagship government programme, NCS gives 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.

A handful of lucky Pools fans – who all spent their summer holidays giving back to the community via the NCS programme – will be attending Saturday’s game as special guests of the Club to mingle with the likes of Luke James, Peter Kioso and Kenton Richardson.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen as the NCS Ambassador for Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation,” said striker James.

“I am really looking forward to celebrating the great work that local teenagers have done in the community while taking part.

“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.”Kenton Richardson, Peter Kioso and Luke James with their NCS t-shirts

As part our NCS Match Day you will see all the players warming-up in special t-shirts ahead of kick-off and there will also be a bucket collection in operation around the ground.

Almost 500,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 12 million hours to social action projects since the scheme began.

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