PCYC membership skyrockets due to new premises

The New PCYC premises in Waitara
The New PCYC premises in Waitara

Since opening its shiny new doors, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai’s PCYC membership has tripled in 11 days.

“We had 600 members when we were in our old George Street premises – but since opening on September 11, we now have 1200 and climbing,” says a delighted Hornsby Ku-ring-gai PCYC (Police Citizen Youth Clubs) President Peter Kirkwood.

“The response has been overwhelming – every day there’s a long queue of people outside waiting to join.”

The new $14m building is part of a $20m upgrade of the Waitara Oval precinct, funded through the sale of its former premises in George Street, land which was rezoned for high rise development.

The new two storey building, on the former Hornsby Bowling Club site on Edgeworth David Ave and owned by Hornsby Council, offers an extensive list of facilities and sports including two multi-purpose sports courts with floor markings for futsal, basketball, netball and volleyball, and 8 badminton courts.

Peter added: “The PCYC will also become a centre of excellence for table tennis. Gymnastics and trampoline activities include Kindergym and Juniorgym, competitive gymnastics and school holiday camps.

“There’ll also be gym and fitness, group fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boxing, boxing fitness, kickboxing, multiple martial arts, wrestling, Youth Hub, conference/convention room hire and a café, parking for 90 cars and a police office for the Police Youth Case Managers.

“This is a significant development that offers the community – especially those in high-rise apartments, a comprehensive range of indoor sporting, recreational and fitness activities. “

There will be an official opening by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of NSW, at a special event on November 8.

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