PCYC mem­ber­ship sky­rock­ets due to new premises

Monthly Chronicle - - News -

Since open­ing its shiny new doors, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai’s PCYC mem­ber­ship has tripled in 11 days.

“We had 600 mem­bers when we were in our old Ge­orge Street premises - but since open­ing on Septem­ber 11, we now have 1200 and climb­ing,” says a de­lighted Hornsby Ku-ring-gai PCYC (Po­lice Cit­i­zen Youth Clubs) Pres­i­dent Peter Kirk­wood.

“The re­sponse has been over­whelm­ing - ev­ery day there’s a long queue of peo­ple out­side wait­ing to join.”

The new $14m build­ing is part of a $20m up­grade of the Waitara Oval precinct, funded through the sale of its for­mer premises in Ge­orge Street, land which was re­zoned for high rise de­vel­op­ment.

The new two storey build­ing, on the for­mer Hornsby Bowl­ing Club site on Edge­worth David Ave and owned by Hornsby Coun­cil, of­fers an ex­ten­sive list of fa­cil­i­ties and sports in­clud­ing two multi-pur­pose sports courts with floor mark­ings for fut­sal, basketball, net­ball and vol­ley­ball, and 8 badminton courts.

Peter added: “The PCYC will also be­come a cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for ta­ble ten­nis. Gymnastics and tram­po­line ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude Kin­der­gym and Ju­nior­gym, com­pet­i­tive gymnastics and school hol­i­day camps.

“There’ll also be gym and fit­ness, group fit­ness, Yoga, Pi­lates, Zumba, box­ing, box­ing fit­ness, kick­box­ing, mul­ti­ple mar­tial arts, wrestling, Youth Hub, con­fer­ence/ con­ven­tion room hire and a café, park­ing for 90 cars and a po­lice of­fice for the Po­lice Youth Case Managers.

“This is a sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment that of­fers the com­mu­nity - es­pe­cially those in high-rise apart­ments, a com­pre­hen­sive range of in­door sport­ing, recre­ational and fit­ness ac­tiv­i­ties.”

There will be an of­fi­cial open­ing by His Ex­cel­lency Gen­eral The Hon­ourable David

The New PCYC premises in Waitara

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