Golf WA and Geraldton PCYC inspire young players
Funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, four PCYC Aboriginal staff members under the age of 25 are now qualified golf instructors after obtaining their Community Instructor Qualification through Golf WA.
As many young people in Geraldton had never had the opportunity to try golf before, Geraldton PCYC partnered with Golf WA to introduce a ‘Come and Try Golf Day’ as part of their School Holiday Program.
The event was such a success that an 8-week Golf Development Program was introduced as part of Geraldton PCYC’s safeSPACE™ Program. To ensure staff from Geraldton PCYC were able to continue teaching and delivering games of golf to young people in their community, Golf WA provided staff from PCYC with the opportunity to complete a Community Instructors Course.
Two Aboriginal staff members and two Career Coaching Volunteers from Geraldton PCYC successfully obtained their qualification and are now running regular golf workshops in collaboration with Golf WA at Geraldton PCYC.
As golf can be an expensive sport, Golf WA helped to reduce this barrier to participating by donating two sets of golf clubs to Geraldton PCYC.
Geraldton PCYC strives to give young people the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with the hope that they will find something that they truly enjoy. By assisting with transport, funds, uniforms and shoes, they ensure all young people have equal opportunities and can reach their full potential.