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WA PCYC teams up with local Boxing Club offering program for youth at risk

Published: November 22, 2017 12:00am
WA PCYC has teamed up with Nashy’s Boxing Club in Wanagara to offer local youth at risk free boxing classes on Friday afternoons. This is part of the WA PCYC North West Metropolitan Region program, which in partnership with WA Police aims to expand outreach services into this area to increase youth engagement, in order to steer local youth away from crime. Classes are aimed at youth aged 12 – 17 years, and are held every Friday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm at the boxing club on Prindiville Drive, Wangara. The boxing program aims to build youth self-esteem, teach discipline and self-control, whilst promoting the benefits of boxing as a sport. Boxing Club Owner Sean Nash supports the program and hopes to see participation rates rise over the coming weeks. He would ideally like to see the boxing club become a hub for young people, especially those at risk, providing place where youth workers would pop in to provide youth with access to services they may not have the opportunity to access elsewhere. “We are trying to help WA PCYC expand its reach to local youth, and get youth interested in the boxing program. It is a great program providing young people with after school activities, and we hope to grow the program with the help of other Northern Clubs” Sean Nash explained. This initiative aims to reduce and prevent crime risk situations by engaging and enabling school age youth to socialise, participate in constructive activities and learn new skills. The program will run until the end of the school Term, with the last session being held on Friday 15th December 2017. The program also welcomes any vehicle support that can be offered by local organisations, in order to provide transport for participants to and from the program. If you would like to support this youth program or volunteer as a youth worker, please contact Chrissy Howard, Program Coordinator on 0407 518 328. Photo Credit: Martin Kennealey Wanneroo Times