$10,000 worth of Boxing Funding for Geraldton PCYC

Geraldton PCYC will receive $10,000 worth of funding from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) to go towards their Boxing program, as part of their Targeted Participation Program Funding.

The Targeted Participation Program provides funding to support organisations to promote the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in sport and active recreation.

The funding will help Geraldton PCYC provide boxing classes to be delivered three times a week after school, free of charge for youth-at-risk.  These classes will teach participants the foundations of boxing as a starting point for improved fitness and a pathway into sport and recreation activity as well as health and nutrition, anti-drugs and alcohol, anger management, self-esteem, and mental health.

Talya Quinn, Geraldton PCYC Centre Manager says that the Boxing Club is far more than just a fitness program. “Justin Crudeli our boxing instructor has been using boxing as a way to manage anger issues and reduce anti-social behaviour in the boys. The boys are now a massive part of PCYC as much as the all of the staff and volunteers here at Geraldton PCYC,” she said.

“With the funds from the targeted participation fund, we plan to engage more at risk youth, boys and a girls group. Funds also help our trainers become qualified to be able to corner Coach our competitors at Boxing WA Competitions.”

For more information about the Geraldton PCYC Boxing program, please contact Centre Manager Talya Quinn on (08) 9964 4787 or email geraldtonpcyc@wapcyc.com.au.

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