Geraldton PCYC Boxing Club is now Boxing WA registered, has accredited coaches and is now participating in in competitive boxing events. The expansion of the club is all thanks to funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), as part of the Targeted Participation Program.
Since receiving the funding to support the Geraldton PCYC in its aim to increase youth participation in boxing, with the hope of juniors and adults competing, the Boxing Club has continued to grow. It continues to welcome youth at risk from any background to participate in boxing free of charge and encourages young people to engage with coaches on a mentor level.
In a recent charity event, Geraldton PCYC Centre Manager Talya Quinn, competed in what was ‘one of the most entertaining fights of the night’. Although coming off second best, it was an amazing event for the local community with Geraldton PCYC youth attending for free. The event also raised over $10,000 for local not-for-profit organisation ALTAS – who supports people with disabilities.
“It was such an honour to be involved in the event, and being able to bring Geraldton PCYC youth along we really made a night out of it” she said.
Geraldton PCYC Boxing Club also recently attended its first Boxing WA event in over 5 years, in Perth.
Coaches Faycal Mechiche and Justin Crudeli represented the club, and although not winning their matches, are very proud to be at the level now to compete in WA.
The future for Geraldton PCYC Boxing club is very exciting.
Kununurra PCYC is thrilled with its new 10-seater bus. Funded by the State Government, the bus is used to take local children and teenagers safely home each night. Now, instead of hanging out at skateparks until late at night, around 100 young people each week jump aboard the bus to…
Previously disengaged from school, Dion once had little interest in learning. It wasn’t until 2018, when he was referred to Midland PCYC by the WA Police and the Department of Education, that Dion began to enjoy learning. Since then, Dion has completed his Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation, Certificate…
Skateboarding is making a comeback at Broome PCYC, after carpenter and volunteer Chris Malone took it upon himself to build the children and young people a skatepark. He initially built a grind box, but after the kids began to show an interest, he added to it with ramps and other…