Collie and Kalgoorlie PCYC to grow inclusive programs
There has been great
news for both Collie and Kalgoorlie PCYC. These Centres have secured wonderful
grants to kick start inclusive programs which will provide opportunities for
disadvantaged young people to participate in Gymnastics programs. Here is a little
bit about each project.
Collie PCYC will
deliver a specially designed gymnastics program for youth with physical and
mental disabilities, thanks to a $20,000 Mazda Foundation grant.
The project will
provide for a minimum of 40 socially isolated youth aged 7 -10 years, with an
identified disability, the opportunity to participate in a gymnastics program
for a 40-week period.
Funding will cover
the development of the program with Occupational Therapists, qualified coaches,
equipment and travel. Collie PCYC will deliver the program at four local
primary schools located in Collie.
The Centre has
received $10,000 from Sport & Recreation WA's Targeted Participation
The Kalgoorlie PCYC
safeSPACE program, delivered Wednesday – Friday afternoons, provides local
youth with a safe place to hang out and engage in recreational activities and
diversionary programs, as an alternative to participating in antisocial
behaviour. Participants are transported from school and provided with a healthy
meal while they are there.
Many of the young
people attending the programs have a high degree of talent for gymnastics,
however they are unable to afford the fees and insurances required to
participate in existing programs.
The grant will allow
these young people the opportunity to join the club, participating in classes,
engaging with other gymnasts while building skills to compete in future
Pictured: Left to Right: Kalgoorlie Centre Manager, Shannon Wierobiej, Kalgoorlie PCYC Gymnastics Coach Kelsey Mazurak, Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon. Mick Murray MLA, Member for Kalgoorlie Hon Kyle McGinn MLC.