National Citizen Service

George Friend facing away from camera wearing an NCS t-shirt
WANT to make the summer of 2021 one you’ll never forget? 
 
Then get yourself on NCS today!
 
 
🤔 Questions? Get in touch, e-mail  NCS@mfcfoundation.co.uk
 
Watch this video and be inspired to join https://youtu.be/Z3thFpc1eu0
 
What is NCS?

The national citizen service (NCS) is a flagship government programme for young people aged between 15-17. Offering something for everyone, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to find your identity, take control of your life and channel your energy into making a real difference to your local community.

Be Epic
Phase One is all about challenges. This week will be spent meeting some amazing new young people and living as a team away from home at an outdoor activity centre. You will work in groups of 12-15 in an adrenaline fuelled week of challenges and activities, e.g. canoeing/kayaking, gorge walking/ghyll scrambling, rock climbing and hiking. This is your chance to discover new things, make new friends and enjoy the freedom of being away from home.

Live Life
Phase Two sees you meet up with your team in a university style accommodation and living away from home. You will improve your life skills such as communication, leadership and self-confidence and develop your life skills, which all looks great on your UCAS statement and CV. You will have the opportunity to meet with organisations and important members from your local community and create links for future projects or even ideas for your own business/charity.

Do Good
This is where you can make a difference! All of the skills and experience you have gained and developed over the past two weeks all come together and you will have the opportunity to create your very own social action project. You will plan, fund-raise and have the power to make a real change to your local community by delivering your project.

Go Party!
It’s time to recognise and celebrate! Young people have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and the achievements of their team in style. You will celebrate with your team during a graduation event where family and friends can come along to see the hard work and effort and hear the fun stories you all have to tell.

NCS doesn’t stop there
Once you have completed your four week programme you will become a part of a wide network of young people who have a range of opportunities both locally and nationally for graduates once their programme has finished. You can continue with social action projects or choose to help shape future participants programmes, the possibilities for volunteering and involvement are endless.

 

The young man  in the photo is Jack Jones. Click here to read his inspiring story. 

 

 

 


We’re Looking For School Teams To Play In the Utilita Girls Cup

EACH season the English Football League organises two competitions (Kids Cup and Girls Cup) for junior footballers from schools across the country, with the finals being played in the build-up to some of the biggest matches of the domestic season. 

The Utilita EFL Girls Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for U13 girls that culminates in a grand final prior to the EFL Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium in April 2022.

We’re hosting our qualifying round on Tuesday 23rd November from 9-12 noon at our Herlingshaw Centre.

The winners of this competition will then go on to represent MFC Foundation at the area finals in January, along with nine other clubs.

Following the area finals are the regional finals and then the national final against schools representing other EFL clubs.  At every stage of the competition there are some great prizes for schools to win; certificates, pennants, medals and trophies will help all participants remember their achievement of taking part in one of the country’s largest national football competitions.

If you would be interested in entering one or two school teams into this event, please e-mail Rachel at Rachel.horsley@mfcfoundation.co.uk requesting an entry form.