STOKE CITY underlined its support of the National Citizen Service by staging an Awards evening at the Britannia Stadium for local teenagers who have benefited from the initiative.
The NCS is a once is a lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
The programme is for 16/17 year old young people from different backgrounds enabling them to come together and work on projects that encourages volunteering and is of benefit to the local community.
NCS is a personal social development programme for young people which gives them a sense of purpose, optimism for the future and a feeling of belonging to their community. NCS is a Cabinet Office led programme has the full support of the Prime Minister.
Stoke City Football Club NCS project has had four projects with over 50 young people working in communities on Environmental projects, Intergenerational projects, Regeneration and Fundraising projects and a Graffiti Arts based project at SCFC.
City’s Head of Community Adrian Hurst said: "The Awards evening provided an opportunity for the young people to come together to celebrate their achievements and be presented with Team and Individual Awards.
"All the students that took part were awarded a certificate for taking part in the project, while six awards were handed out to pupils who had been highlighted by the NCS team.
"As a Club, we are delighted to support the NCS project and recognise its value to teenagers within our community."
Stoke City would like to place on record their gratitude to Evans Halshaw Citroen, Tesco (Hanley) and the Co-operative bank for their sponsorship of individual prizes.
Please see below a film made by Staffordshire University student Shane Ryan on the Club's NCS project...