The Community Programmes from three local Football League Clubs put rivalries aside to come to together and celebrate the achievements of over 200 young people from South Yorkshire.
The 16-year-olds have completed a two-month National Citizen Service programme with Sheffield Wednesday’s Community Programme, the Rotherham Community Sports or The United Initiative.
To celebrate their success a graduation ceremony was held at Sheffield Cathedral with over 400 guests attending including participants, family, friends and representatives from each club.
Representing the Owls was midfielder Jose Semedo who was on hand to meet graduates and present their certificates along with local boxers Richard Towers, and Junior Witter.
Boxing legend Brendon Ingle and Chaplin for Sport Rev Peter Allen also gave talks highlighting the benefits of volunteering in the community the positive impact it can have.
National NCS Coordinator for the Football League Trust, Darren England said: “It’s fantastic to see so many young people complete the National Citizen Service during the summer and to see so many proud parents supporting their achievements.”
SWFC is running a new NCS course in Autumn 2012 - if you are 16-17 and would like to take part please contact the Community Programme on 0114 2212 215.