A popular program at Wellington PCYC is about to become cooler, thanks to funding secured by Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders.
The PCYC will receive $7000 from the Community Building Partnerships program towards the cost of a new reverse cycle air-conditioning unit for the boxing shed.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the funding will ensure the PCYC remains an appealing option for youth in the town.
“In a lot of our communities the PCYC provides activities and services that assist so many people, and I know that is most definitely the case in Wellington,” Mr Saunders said.
“We live in one of the hottest parts of NSW so it will be great for the PCYC to be able to offer its boxing program in an air-conditioned area.
“Not only will it be more comfortable, it will be a much safer option and hopefully it allows the program to expand.”
Wellington PCYC manager Sonya Rath said the funding is a great boost for the club.
“Currently we have about 11 or 12 kids who take part in the program in the boxing shed each week, but we expect that to increase in the new year,” she said.
“We’ve already seen blasts of heat to remind us how hot it gets, and we’re excited about this funding because it will allow us to provide a cool space for training in summer but also a warm area for training when it gets cold in winter.”