News and Stories Blog 10th December 2016 - Blackpool Autumn NCS A Great SuccessDuring October half term 24 young people took part in our NCS programme. The young people travelled to Kingswood, Kent where they took part in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, Jacobs ladder, 3G and team building.Following the four days away the groups returned to Stevenage where there were workshops from the British Army and Hyperfusion Theatre Company. The groups were then tasked with planning and delivering a Social Action Project to give something back to the community.One group worked with a local Autistic school called TRACKS and made a video raising awareness of autism as a whole and the school. The group launched the #apples4autism with the idea that after taking a selfie with an apple, people would donate money towards new equipment for the sensory room in the school. The second group worked with The Willow Foundation and put on a charity cake sale and a charity quiz night, as well as launching their very own hashtag which was #whisperforwillow.Marriotts Girls’ Take EFL Trust Girls’ CupOn Monday 28th November the Foundation hosted its annual EFL Girls Cup tournament. Six secondary school teams entered and a place in the area finals was at stake. After some great football in the group stages, Marriotts, John Warner 1, Barnwell and John Warner 2 made it through to the Semi-Finals. It was Marriotts who came out on top against John Warner 2 and John Warner 1 beating Barnwell it was all set for a Marriotts vs. John Warner final.The final was very tense with both goalkeepers making some excellent saves to keep the score at 0-0. With just three minutes to go, Marriotts broke the deadlock with a close range finish and then struck again one minute later to seal the EFL Girls Cup title. Marriotts will now represent Stevenage FC at the area finals taking place in Colchester in January, with the chance to make it to the national finals held at Wembley Stadium.A big thank you to all of the schools who participated in the tournament and to all staff who accompanied the team.KitAid Partnership Launches TodayAs well as the game against Blackpool, The Lamex Stadium will also see the launch of a fantastic partnership between Stevenage FC Foundation and another local charity, KitAid.The charity was established in 1998 and focuses on sending unwanted football kit to Africa and other areas of high need. In the last 18 years over 200,000 kits have been distributed and the partnership with the Foundation will see the launch of collection tubs which fans can donate old kit to, located in the Foundation office.The founder of KitAid, Derrick Williams is delighted with the new partnership “We are also pleased to enter into a partnership with Stevenage which is long overdue as they are literally just up the road from our Hatfield base. We hope this is the beginning of a great partnership and look forward to working together in the future”.