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Roebourne PCYC expands safeSPACE program

Published: February 28, 2019 12:00am
Roebourne PCYC safeSPACE program provides a safe place for at risk young people in Roebourne to participate in a variety of activities and programs. WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts has announced a $241,560 Lotterywest grant to fund two part-time sports co-ordinators, for the next two years, to expand the safeSPACE program at Roebourne PCYC. The employment of the Sports Activity Coordinators, is also funded by The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Youth Engagement Scheme, which supports programs that target disengaged youth and assist them to connect with their communities through a range of sport and active recreation activities. The program engages young people aged 8 to 15 years in the West Pilbara catchment area, which includes Roebourne, Cheeditha, 5 Mile Community and surrounds. Up to 65 participants will attend each session which also includes a healthy meal and snack, and even transport home after most sessions. Activities include a variety of different sports, team building exercises and other activities aimed at building self-confidence and reinforcing positive life skills. The program also engages with local schools to support sports education delivery. It is hoped the program will also help further develop the local Aboriginal workforce, by providing employment and professional development opportunities in sports co-ordination. “This funding makes a real deal of difference to the lives of children and young people in the Roebourne community and gives us the opportunity to inspire and empower potential sporting leaders of the future” said David van Ooran, WA PCYC CEO. Picture: Kevin Michel MLP, Samantha Cornthwaite Roebourne PCYC Centre Manager, WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts MLA, David van Ooran WA PCYC CEO For more information about how to support Roebourne PCYC, please contact Centre Manager Samantha Cornthwaite on (08) 9182 1784 or email