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PCYC takes home two awards at the 2022 Gymnastics WA Award Ceremony

Published: February 23, 2022 2:15pm

PCYC didn’t just take home one, but two awards at the 2022 Gymnastics WA Award Ceremony.

PCYC was awarded Gymnastics WA’s Connecting Communities Award for providing over 100 children the opportunity to participate in gymnastics, who otherwise would not be able to afford to.

The excitement didn’t stop there. Bunbury PCYC Senior Gymnastics Coach, Sian Szolkowski was announced as the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Rookie Coach of the Year as a result of her knowledge, experience and passion for the sport.

Thanks to funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, the Mazda Foundation, the Western Australia Police Force and support from the WA community, PCYC is able to deliver gymnastics programs for disadvantaged children and young people at risk in a safe and supportive environment.

PCYC also offers all abilities gymnastics and partners with organisations such as Communicare to provide young people living with disability the opportunity to participate in gymnastics.

Gymnastics WA Gymsports Manager, Melissa Read said, “PCYC is being recognised for its work with at risk and disadvantaged young people through their participation in quality gymnastics programs across 10 PCYC Centres.”

Many of PCYC’s gymnastics coaches attended PCYC when they were younger which allows them to build rapport with their gymnasts, helping to encourage them to live healthy and active lives.

Gymnastics WA Gymsports Manager, Melissa Read said, “Through gymnastics, PCYC champions healthy eating and nutrition, as well as tackling mental health and wellbeing and gender stereotypes, ensuring that their athletes know their value and feel a sense of belonging in their Centres.”