Fremantle PCYC wins best metropolitan centre

Clockwise top Julie Gorman (Centre Manager), Lisa Kinnell (Centre Support Officer) and Dylan Smith (Exec Officer Fremantle Foundation) at Fremantle PCYC, recenty the centre won centre of the year and best program SafeSPACE. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. 488600 communitypix.com.au
Clockwise top Julie Gorman (Centre Manager), Lisa Kinnell (Centre Support Officer) and Dylan Smith (Exec Officer Fremantle Foundation) at Fremantle PCYC, recenty the centre won centre of the year and best program SafeSPACE. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. 488600 communitypix.com.au

FREMANTLE has taken out best metropolitan PCYC centre at the recent WA Police and Youth Community Centre awards.

The centre also took best metropolitan program for SafeSPACE.

Centre manager Julie Gorman said the staff were really excited by the awards.

“The program is for at risk and disadvantaged youth kids within Hilton and surrounding areas,” she said.

“It is a place where they can forget about all those issues at home, feel safe and have some fun with their friends and teach them some great life skills.”

Workshops in the program include talks from local Indigenous leaders, cyber safety, making damper and working with the Fremantle Men Shed.

Ms Gorman said the centre was considered a community hub.

“Residents from the local retirement village visited and the kids made pancakes, set up the tables and served them,” she said.

“We have different and diverse community group from kindergarten gym, Zumba and karate.

“This October we tipped our attendance to 8,600 in the month.”

She said there were many things planned for the centre in the future.

“We have been successful in the Impact 100 so we will be rolling out the breakfast program for the next two to three years,” she said.

“Longer term we would love to build a basketball stadium so on Friday and Saturday nights when youth are needing alternative activities they can be here at the PCYC.”