Roebourne centre scoops awards
Roebourne PCYC staff and two of the centre’s community partners have been honoured with a spate of prizes, including for best regional centre, at the annual WA PCYC Awards.
The local centre was named the joint winner of regional PCYC of the year, tying with Geraldton, at the State organisation’s awards ceremony last month. Roebourne PCYC manager Samantha Cornthwaite said the centre had added two new programs and a sports coordinator position this year.
“I think in the last year we’ve made a lot of traction, we’ve grown hugely with our program delivery, and we’ve tackled some issues . . . and been able to resolve them,” she said.
WA Football Commission Pilbara regional development manager Vicki Agnew and Roebourne police Sgt Steve Taylor also won awards for regional partnership of the year and best WA police contribution respectively, for their work supporting Roebourne PCYC to deliver sports engagement program Night Fields in the town.
Ms Agnew said the WAFC football-focused program, which began in Roebourne in early 2017 led by the PCYC, has been a hit.
“We’ve had some big wins with it,” she said. “We’ve had police versus kids games repeatedly, we’ve had the West Coast Eagles here and we’ve hosted functions, and there have also been kids that have come to Night Fields that have linked in with the PCYC.”
Ms Cornthwaite said the PCYC played an important role in the Roebourne community, providing children with a safe place to go and positive activities to do to build their self-esteem and life skills.
WA Football Commission Pilbara regional development manager Vicki Agnew, Roebourne PCYC centre manager Samantha Cornthwaite and Roebourne police Sgt Steve Taylor with the PCYC awards.