NCS group enjoy visit from local MP Andrew Stephenson

NCS group enjoy visit from local MP Andrew Stephenson

MP for Pendle Andrew Stephenson recently visited participants from Burnley FC in the Community’s summer NCS programme at UCFB Burnley, Turf Moor.

Andrew came along to discuss the value of NCS to the young people, hear about the social action projects the participants were working on and to take part in a Q&A session about all things topical in the political world.

Andrew answered questions regarding Brexit, climate change, mental health, local politics and more before listening to the different teams’ social action project ideas; he even donated to one project which is a sponsored walk aiming to raise funds for a mental health charity.

Following the Q&A, he posed for a group photo with the participants and BFCitC staff in the stadium’s Jimmy McIlroy Stand.

Callam Barnes, BFCitC’s NCS Manager, said: “Andrew’s visit to our NCS programme was a highlight and proved to be a great opportunity for our NCS participants to gain insight into the day-to-day life of a politician.

“They researched and discussed some topical political issues and Andrew’s answers to the questions were considered and thought-provoking. It was pleasing to see how engaged and interested the group were and we would like to thank Andrew for his visit.”

Aimed at 16 to 17-year-olds (up to 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities/SEND), NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and gives you the chance to enjoy the experience of a lifetime whilst meeting new people, making new friends, developing fresh skills and creating positive change in your community.

If you’re interested in completing NCS with Burnley FC in the Community, or would like some more information, please contact Callam by ringing on 07394856793 or