MEDIA & EVENTS
Cessnock rebuild starts
Work is underway on the development of a huge new PCYC at Cessnock.
After serving the community for nearly 60 years in a building on Wollombi Road, the popular Hunter Valley coalfields club will move to city’s former Bonds factory site.
Designs and purchases were finalised last year and work to clear, make safe and alter and expand the Bond’s property have begun.
Work is expected to be completed in the new year and result in vastly improved facilities and further opportunity for PCYC to cement its place as a major sport, recreation and development organisation for the youth and community of Cessnock and surrounding areas.
The following is a message from PCYC NSW CEO Chris Gardiner:
I am very proud to be able to report that a young PCYC boxer – Satali Fuimaono – has won the gold medal at the World Junior Amateur Boxing Titles in Kiev, Ukraine.
This is a great achievement for Satali, a proud young PCYC boxer.
Satali beat representatives from Slovakia, China (the Asian Games gold medallist), Ukraine (a European champion) and Russia (two-times European champion) to end up as the middleweight gold medallist. It’s also a great achievement for our boxing co-ordinator and Satali’s trainer – Joel Keegan – who has developed Satali from the first time he came into Umina interested in starting boxing.
A few years ago, as arguably the largest amateur boxing supporter in the country, we renewed our commitment to this sport, developed a junior boxing curriculum and established an academy squad to resurrect the leadership role PCYC had had in the past in the sport. It’s great to see that commitment paying off for our young boxers.
On behalf of the PCYC, I congratulate Satali and Joel for this great achievement.
CEO PCYC NSW
Minister For Justice confirms 2.7 Million in funds for PCYC
The Hon. Jason Clare MP confirmed the government's committment to providing 2.7 million dollars in funding for PCYC NSW as part of the redistribution of proceeds of crime. The funds will be used to support programs for youth at risk and young offenders across the state. Officers will now have greater access to club vehicles as a result of the grant with several clubs also being funded for the purchase of cars. This will allow our Police Officers greater reach into the communities in which they work.
thankyou 'team benn' & Congratulations on City2surf 2013
A champion effort was made by the membrs of Team Benn who ran alongside world boxing champions Nigel Benn and Sakio Bika in this year's City2Surf. The team managed to raise over $10,000 for their efforts with proceeds going to support young people within PCYC. If you'd like to donate and increase their champion effort you can still use the link by clicking on the picture below...
World Boxing champ Nigel Benn raises funds for PCYC via City2Surf
World Champion Boxer Nigel Benn has generously offered to lead a team of fundraisers to do this year's City2Surf with all proceeds going towards PCYC's boxing academies. Nigel has a strong affiliation with our Blacktown club and is a great supporter of our young people. Click on the picture above to find out how you can join Nigel for this great initiative.
Nations of Origin a huge success!
Over 500 young people of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decent gathered in Dubbo to compete in the Nations of Origin during NAIDOC Week. The project is designed to promote reconcilliation, engage kids in education and create a strong sense of identity and community belonging.Congratulations to all involved and to our 2013 Champion Teams - Wiradjuri Gugaas (Boys) and Eora Emus (Girls).
Click below to see Prime7's coverage of the opening day of competition.
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).