Funding hits the bullseye


Sebastian Cassey lines up his target.
Sebastian Cassey lines up his target.

Midland PCYC was donated $1000 to help build and develop a new archery program for the community.

Donated by The Good Guys Midland, the centre’s programs help the area’s at-risk youth by encouraging activity that steers them away from antisocial behaviour.

“Archery has always been a tradition for the PCYCs of Perth and we wanted to give Midland kids the opportunity to have a go,” Midland PCYC co-ordinator Ciara Readings said.

“It is one of the programs we offer that gives kids in the area something to do, keeping them community-minded and out of trouble.”

The Good Guys Midland has also donated funds to refurbish the drop-in lounge at the youth centre and will continue to fund the Friday night program that offers activities for the area’s young adults, discouraging travel to antisocial gatherings in Northbridge and the city.

Midland store owner Peter Silvestri said helping provide activities for young people was important.

“It’s great to be able to help the Midland PCYC roll out engaging sports like archery and see how keen local kids are to have a go.”

Archery is held at the Midland PCYC on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm for young people from Year 10 and up.