MEDIA & EVENTS
Young people shine at the PCYC Charity Gala Dinner
A sincere thankyou to all who supported this year's annual Charity Gala Dinner, raising funds for PCYCs across the state. A key feature of this year's event at Sydney's iconic Town Hall was the performance of young people from our latest arts initiative - Youth Troupe! Coached by Australian Idol's Erana Clarke, they performed alongside Jack Vidgen, Karise Eden, Sydney Youth Orchestras, Belinda Adams and The NSW Police Band! The night also showcased the amazing talents of our PCYC Taree Gymnastics group!
Proceeds of Crime to be diverted to support crime prevention programs for our young people
PCYCs across Australia will benefit from a new scheme which diverts proceeds of crime into crime prevention programs for our young people. CEO of PCYC NSW Chris Gardiner (pictured above), said he welcomed the move which would see young people in NSW benefit from working closely with our Police in specialised programs designed to reduce youth crime.
Time4Kids continues to Raise funds for Local Clubs
PCYC Liverpool Manager Tony Cincotta, with local supporter Peter Rose who helped to raise $23250!
Donations will continue to be recieved until the end of April for our Time4Kids Fundraiser. Clubs around the state will hold the majority of events between the 5th and 14th of April but online donations will continue until the 30th of April. General donations and raffle sales continue as usual throughout the year and all support is greatly appreciated!
Commissioner Scipione launches time4kids live on the today show
Commisioner of the NSW Police Force Andrew Scipione, joined by Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas, Brad Fittler, James Dack and a host of sports and community representatives helped to launch our annual fund-raiser - Time4Kids. The event which is now national was covered live on the Today Show with thanks to Channel Nine. Previews of the Time4Kids ad also appeared on The Footy show the previous night. Time4Kids continues throughout Youth Week and concludes on the 14th of April. Find out more about how you can get involved at www.time4kids.org.au/nsw/
Traffic Offender Intervention Program Featured on a Current Affair
PCYC's Traffic Offender Intervention Program has featured on A Current Affair. TOIP plays an important part in educating drivers and making our roads safer for all. Follow the link below to view.
New to PCYC - Vocal Coaching with Australian Idol's Erana Clark!
Click the title above to learn more from the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition's report...
75th Anniversary Celebrations Continue!
A great night was had by all at the annual awards dinner, which this year also doubled up as a state celebration of the 75th Anniverary. Congratulations to all award winners - a full list will be available soon.
Congratulations S/C Sam Donni
At the prestigious Rotary Police Officer of the Year Awards held at Doltone House last week our very own S/C Sam Donni (PCYC Glebe), was announced as the winner in the Community Policing category. S/C Donni is a shining example of Police Commissioner William Mackay's original vision for how Police should work with the community. It's fitting that in our 75th year S/C Donni should be honoured with an award from Rotary - who with Mackay, helped establish the first Police Boys Rotary Club in Woolloomooloo in1937.
PCYC Stage Centre!
Congratulations to PCYC Parramatta’s Rock Eisteddfod team who performed at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in the Premier Division Rock Eisteddfod Final. The Premier Division is reserved for past winners of the Eisteddfod and showcases outstanding performers.
Overall on the night our team took out 6th place out of 9 schools and won 8 Awards of Excellence, including categories for Visual Enhancement, Drama, Concept, Soundtrack, Health, Life Skills & Creative Thinking, Student Leadership, The Aust. Government Award of Excellence for School Initiative & The Award of Excellence for the Spirit of Rock Eisteddfod. In many of the categories the team also scored a perfect 10 in the rating system!
The team’s choreographer James also scored a 9/10 for his Choreography!
Inspirational Speakers a highlight at Conference
With special thanks to Quentin Dempster, the ABC & Stateline we're proud to share the results of our recent Youth Policing Survey. Click the pic above to play an ABC media clip and find out more...
PCYC NSW welcomed delegates to the 2012 Youth Policing Conference which was held in Sydney earlier this month. Those in attendance shared inspirational stories of the great work done by Police within the NSW Youth Command & learnt from the experience of others from around the country and from our friends overseas! Of particular highlight was a powerful presentation by Karen McCluskey- Co-Director of the Scottish Vioelnce Reduction Untit (pictured at the top of the page).