This week Sheffield Wednesday FC Community Programme are delighted to be the recipients of funding from Sheffield Hallam Men’s Rugby Union Club, supporting 10 young people from across our schools to access a place on NCS programmes.

Sheffield Hallam RUFC believes in the value of teamwork and that nobody should face barriers that prevent them from realising their potential. Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme has been the lead delivery partner in the north of Sheffield for 10 years and continues to offer a wide range of opportunities for young people in year 11 to support them in their post 16 transition. To find out more visit

About Sheffield Hallam Men’s Rugby Union Club

The Men’s Rugby Union Club is a popular club at Hallam, with the 1st, 2nd , and 3rd teams competing in BUCS leagues with a 4th Team playing regular non-BUCS fixtures. As a club, we look to provide additional opportunities for developing players, including involvement in O2 touch rugby sessions amongst other things, held on a weekly basis. The level of play is competitive, and the teams are usually selected through trials held at the start of the year. The club benefits from a high standard of coaching, and also works with regional RFU staff to ensure all abilities can be catered for at Hallam. Weekly pitch training is run at Sheffield Hallam Sports Park on Bawtry Road on weekday evenings, and strength and conditioning training is run at Collegiate gym. Matches are typically on a Wednesday afternoon.

Regular Touch Rugby sessions are run at Collegiate Campus for beginners and casual players, looking to improve their ball-handling skills, keep fit and have fun. Opportunities are available for students to develop coaching skills through leading the sessions as a Student Sport Activator volunteer. 

About National Citizen Service [NCS]

NCS is an experience like no other. Designed for 16-17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays. Teens get the opportunity to mix with a new crowd, live away from home for a while, take on new challenges and in the process build lifelong friendships.

The programme is all about emboldening young people – by giving them a taste of independence and equipping them with essential skills for life. NCSers then get a chance to take these new-found skills for a test-run in their local community.

NCS is dedicated to providing a platform to make sure young people are heard and can engage with their community by completing passion projects, raising awareness and providing solutions to the issues they care about.

The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since 2009 nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.

NCS costs no more than £50 – with bursaries and support for those with special educational needs or disabilities also available. NCS’s mission is to give every young person the life-changing experience.

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About NCS Trust

National Citizen Service Trust is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated by Royal Charter and established to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving National Citizen Service.

National Citizen Service Trust is registered in England and Wales with Royal Charter Body number RC000894. Our registered office is at The Pembroke Building, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road, London, W14 8DG.

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