Roe­bourne cen­tre scoops awards

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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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.

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