Police Minister ‘delighted’ to re-launch Midland’s PCYC

 Aboriginal dancers performing at the relaunch of the Midland PCYC. Picture: Bruce Hunt.
Aboriginal dancers performing at the relaunch of the Midland PCYC. Picture: Bruce Hunt.

POLICE Minister Michelle Roberts says she was delighted to relaunch the new and improved Midland Police and Community Youth Centre on Wednesday.

The Midland PCYC first opened its doors in 1941.

It shut down towards the end of last year to undergo long overdue renovations as part of a state-wide infrastructure upgrade program.

The upgrades included a refurbished commercial kitchen, upgraded flooring, new front entrance, shed and storage extensions, new cabinetry and bathroom facilities.

The main hall has been named the Sue Gordon Hall, in recognition of Dr Gordon’s continued support of the WA PCYC movement.

Ms Roberts said PCYC was one of the biggest recreational organisations in the State that caters specifically for young people.

“PCYCs across Western Australia play a key role in giving our young people a supportive environment in which they can be challenged, educated and engaged,” she said.

“Sport and other activities on offer through PCYCs are a fantastic avenue to build a young person’s self-esteem and offer them the opportunity to have fun and interact socially, and in a positive way.

“I’d also like to thank and recognise the efforts of Sue Gordon who has been a strong advocate of improving the lives of young people.”

The relaunched Midland centre will offer an expanded range of sports and recreational activities including boxing, basketball, judo, Muay Thai, hip hop and music classes.