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

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.

 

Kalgoorlie PCYC

The Centre has received $10,000 from Sport & Recreation WA's Targeted Participation Program.

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 competitions.

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.