NCS HeaderNow you know what NCS is all about, you will want more detail about the programme. We understand how vital it is for you to understand what your child will be doing and when. Plus, very importantly, you will want more information on the local delivery partner, so you can be sure your teenager is in experienced and safe hands.

2013-07-30 16.37.48“Hello and welcome to NCS. I am Derek Hallas from Leeds United FC. I’d like to tell you a little more about us…”

We are a dynamic and progressive organisation that is committed to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in Leeds and beyond.

We have experience of successfully delivering the NCS programme, so many teenagers have already said yes to NCS with us and enjoyed their once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We would like you to encourage your son/daughter to step up and join the NCS programme this summer.”

Infosign upFirst, tell us you’re interested either at an event or online at and the NCS Network team will call you within two days. They will go through the application form over the phone. Parents or guardians will need to give verbal consent for you to attend over the phone and make payment either over the phone or online, unless you are eligible for a bursary. Once you’ve said YES, signed up and paid, you’ll be invited to attend a taster and parent session where participants can meet with delivery staff and get a full overview of the programme that lies ahead.

ResidentialYour son/daughter will spend an exciting 4 nights away from home, with team building, problem solving, challenging outdoor activities and most importantly having fun! Specific activities could include abseiling, archery, canoeing, climbing, raft building and zip wire.

  • When/where: Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July at PGL Colomendy, North Wales (wave 1) or
  • Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August at Ford Castle, Northumberland (wave 2)


skills building

After a couple of days at home, they’ll go on another 4 night residential nearer home, discovering more about their local community and learning interesting new skills. Activities will involve community visits, local issues, relationships with the authorities and workshops.

  • When/where: Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August at Carnegie Village, Leeds (wave 1) or
  • Monday 10th August – Friday 14th August at Carnegie Village, Leeds (wave 2)

DeliveryNext they will spend a week living at home and planning the community project they have identified. Finally, they have 30 hours to undertake their project under the supervision of their team leaders; this might include evenings and weekends but when and where will be determined by what project they choose. To give you an idea of the types of things they may get involved in, previous community projects have included working with elderly residents and cleaning up or improving local community areas.

GraduationThey’ll celebrate their team’s achievements at this special graduation ceremony. This is their chance to get together with everyone involved for a graduation party and parents you are invited too! They celebrate their achievements with teachers and other local dignitaries, alongside the press and other invited guests and pick up their certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

  • When: Date TBC
  • Where: Elland Road, Leeds United FC, Leeds

The FutureThe end of the programme doesn’t have to be the end of the NCS experience. NCS participants can become part of a network of NCS graduates. They will have access to unique opportunities to stay involved such as volunteering, or becoming an ambassador, youth board member or mentor, and sharing experiences with the NCS graduates of the future. Or simply just refer a friend to future NCS programmes, so they can have the experience of their lives too!

For more information about NCS with Leeds United FC contact Derek Hallas on 07506 391 146 or email

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