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NCS students bowl their way to success

22 August 2017

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The BRCT NCS class of summer 2017 celebrated their graduation on Monday afternoon with a trip to tenpin bowling in Blackburn town centre.

The NCS programme at Rovers this summer has seen nearly 100 students participate, with the key objective to complete three challenging phases in a four week time period.

The students gain valuable life skills in the process alongside unforgettable experiences and meeting new friends. 

Nathanial Taylor, one of the many people who graduated from this year’s summer programme, explained why he would encourage more people in a similar position to himself to say yes to NCS at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.

“NCS has been very good for me personally,” said Nathanial. “I have experienced many different things and made new friends too.

“It has been challenging at times because I am not a very confident person but over time my confidence has improved. 

“The NCS programme has helped me become a more confident person now and the memories you take away, you will remember for the rest of your life.”

The graduation party started with food being served at the bowling alley with the certificate presentation following. The afternoon concluded with two games of bowling to round off a fantastic 2017 NCS summer programme at Blackburn Rovers.

NCS co-ordinator Jonny Ellithorn praised all of this summer’s graduates. He said: “They have all been fantastic. To have 85 people who didn’t have much confidence beforehand to come as far as they have in such a short amount of time is excellent. 

“It is a big commitment to dedicate four weeks of your life at their age. They have seen the programme’s benefits and every single one of them has been top notch throughout.”

If you want to find out more information on the NCS programme at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, please contact Jonny Ellithorn on 01254 508256 or at

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