Rebirth: It’s hoped more young people will become more active in the Mount Druitt PCYC as the venue improves. The PCYC is on Luxford Road in Shalvey. Picture: Gary WarrickBIG changes are on the way for Mount Druitt Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC).
Lance Chaloner has taken over as the new manager with a vision to transform the Shalvey venue into a complex of excellence for indoor and outdoor sports.
“I’ve worked on major complexes around Australia,” he said.
“My goal is to improve the image of the PCYC.
“It will involve a major development program of getting active in the community and bringing the facilities up to the standard they should be.”
Existing activities such as boxing, wrestling, dance, gymnastics and the traffic offenders program will be enhanced while new ones such as indoor netball, basketball and soccer competitions will be introduced.
The junior rugby league club has also been revamped, where players are already using the weight room to
train for the upcoming season.
“We want young people to have the advantages as professional sportsmen and women do and provide the highest standard of competition,” Mr Chaloner said.
He hopes to make the PCYC an affordable and inviting place for young people, but conceded initial reaction from the Shalvey community has been cautious.
“We need to break down those barriers between the community and the police and the PCYC,” Mr Chaloner said.
“We want to engage with the community and different sporting organisations as we need to create a new network of people so they have a better understanding of what the PCYC is all about.
“This is a massive sporting community where there is a vast amount of talent.”
He had this message for the community.
“Engage with us and we’ll provide a facility that works. All we need is the community’s time and support.”
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