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Club invites more to join in free fun

Thursday, 31st October, 2013

PCYC Activities Co-ordinator Jim Richards with Takye Picken (10) getting ready for tomorrow’s activities. PCYC Activities Co-ordinator Jim Richards with Takye Picken (10) getting ready for tomorrow’s activities.

By Emily Roberts

The PCYC is looking to attract more young people to their “Free Stylin’ Friday” night activities.

“Free stylin Friday” is a 10-week program for young people aged between 10 to 17 years. It started two weeks ago and will run for the rest of the term.

Everyone who attends get free club membership, dinner and soft drinks. They also get to take part in lots of fun activities.

PCYC Regional General Manager, Nathan Brennan, said the program had a two-fold purpose.

“We can keep young people off the streets and increase the number of people coming into the PCYC,” he said.

“The BH PCYC is such a large facility, there are great opportunities for it.”

PCYC Youth Case Manager and police officer, Meagan Casserl, said attendance had been growing.

“Last week was really good, we had 28 young people attend,” she said.

“That was better than the week before when only two children turned up.”

Meagan said the children enjoyed the ping-pong, foosball, scooter jumps and dodge ball.

“We want as many children to come down as possible. We have six adults supervising and police officers attending as well.”

Activities co-ordinator, Jim Richards, said it was a great program and young people were able to have a say at the PCYC.

“They will have a stake in the club, they can decided what they want to do,” he said.

“The kids today could be volunteers tomorrow. It has a roll-on effect.”

Jim said providing youngsters with a good impression of the PCYC will keep them coming back.

“It’s a great way to get out and do something different, meet new friends and interact with different people.

“We’re hoping the program will be really successful.”

For more information call Jim Richards on 0431 296 111 or the PCYC on 8087 3723.

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