Cumberland Council Administrator Viv May participated in the official launch of the Auburn PCYC along with the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley on 8 June. The Centre is currently the biggest of its kind in NSW and has plenty of facilities, programs and activities for locals to enjoy. Cumberland Council E news recently spoke with the Manager of the Centre, Lewis Whales, about the many benefits PCYC Auburn has to offer:
How many members have signed up since PCYC Auburn opened for Business?
We have already signed up over 600 members so far across the club.
What services and programs do you currently offer and what do you have planned for the future?
So far we offer school holiday programs and after school sport for indoor soccer, gymnastics, boxing for fitness and multisport. We have a fully equipped commercial gym which is no doubt Cumberland Council's hidden gem for those serious about sport and fitness. We also have a youth hub with free wifi, table tennis, pool and xbox. Very shortly we will be starting Futsal and Netball competitions as well as venue hire for Badminton. We are also open to new opportunities for programs that meet community needs.
How much is it to join and are there any age restrictions or other criteria?
It is only $10 per year for under 18s and $20 per year for adults to join the club. There are no restrictions, anyone can join the club. Our youngest member is currently 2 and I'm not game enough to guess the age of our oldest member.
Why should local young people join up? What are the benefits?
There is so much to do and it is always a fun place to hang out. Our youth hub is free for members and is open from 6am-10pm. Most days we also offer free Friday night drop-in sports for youth including soccer, basketball, youth hub activities and a free feed.
What facilities do you have? Can non-members use/book them?
Our facilities include 2 multipurpose sports courts, 1 small meeting room, 1 large meeting room, 2 multipurpose rooms, a gymnastics room and a fully equipped gym. We are a members only facility and there are very few exceptions to that but our memberships are really great value!
How can people sign up?
Signing up is easy, simply come in have a look around and it only takes about 3-4 minutes to sign up.