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Collie PCYC nails nominations

Published: December 04, 2018 12:00am
Collie PCYC is in the news again with more recognition from the local community. Today, the centre was notified of having been nominated for the 2019 Australia Day Community Group of the Year award. This award is in recognition of significant contributions to the quality of community life by a local group, and to promote national pride and community responsibility. This is a tremendous recognition for the work the centre does in their community for young people and children of all walks of life. And, there was also recognition for Collie PCYC volunteers ahead of International Volunteers' Day on 5 December. Three Collie PCYC volunteers were nominated for the Robinson - Hannan Volunteer of the Year award, at a recent dinner hosted by the Shire of Collie. Centre Manager Linda Gallagher said, "We are super proud of all our volunteers. This was the opportunity to celebrate what they mean to us and how valued they are." The nominees were:

Michael Cain (Boxing)

Michael has been coaching boxing for 15 years, with much of that time spent at the Collie PCYC, where his passion for boxing and teaching has shone through. Collie PCYC’s boxing program is partly run as a diversionary program for at risk youth and Michael does an amazing job at running the program, resulting in great changes in many of the kids who attend his classes.

Margaret Swan (Gymnastics)

Marg has been coaching gymnastics for the past 14 years and still enjoys watching the gymnasts progress through their personal journeys. Marg spends her own time planning lessons, attending meetings and regional and state competitions. Marg’s gymnastics background, technical knowledge, and coaching qualifications have made her an invaluable member of the Collie PCYC club.

Tenneale Ireland (Gymnastics)

Tenneale has been coaching gymnastics at the Collie PCYC for two years and her choreography skills, gymnastic background and coaching qualifications have made her an invaluable part of the club. Tenneale uses her own, time and money to plan lessons, attend state and regional competitions as well as staff meetings, workshops and training to ensure she keeps up with the latest training techniques and rule changes within gymnastics. In thanking them, while they were not awarded the main prize, Linda said, "Thank you to all our volunteers across all our programs. Without you, our centre would not be the awesome and vibrant centre that it is today." We certainly agree with that! Well done, and to all PCYC volunteers, thank you. Without you, there would not be the C in PCYC. The contribution from our communities is valued and your efforts especially, mean the world to all of us at PCYC.