Our Vision

Australia’s pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential.


Our Mission

We get young people active in life.

We work with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership.

We reduce and prevent crime by and against young people.


PCYC was established in 1937 by Police Commissioner William John MacKay. It was a partnership forged with the community via Rotary to provide young people with a safe and positive alternative. Over 80 years later that vision has grown and now operates in 64 sport and recreational locations across NSW and is one of Australia’s leading youth-focused organisations.


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News Stories

Find out about events, media coverage and good news stories of PCYC NSW

Ground breaking start to construction of PCYC Grafton

Today, 26 June, saw the first sod turned at Grafton Sports Centre to mark the beginning of construction of the new PCYC Grafton development. 15-year-old Nana Glen local involved with PCYC NSW’s Fit for Work program, Hailey Phemister turned the ceremonial first sod alongside CEO of PCYC NSW Dominic Teakle, Federal Member for Page Kevin […]

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Why PCYC encourages youth to get active

Regular physical activity has always been good for overall health. And yet today there are statistics that around 4 out of 5 children in Australia don’t get the necessary 1 hour of physical activity per day. Physical activity is essential to achieve good health. There is a plethora of research to back this up. The […]

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Keep the winter blues away with these tips

Winter is undeniably a challenge when it comes to motivation and staying active. The shorter days and the temperatures affect our moods, and the lack of sunlight depreciates our vitamin b intake. So, we have put together some tips to help keep the blues way this winter. Take small breaks outside during work Sometimes we […]

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How to have positive relationship with social media

Mobile technology has vastly changed people’s behaviours. It is predicted that smartphones will be used by almost 85% of Australians in 2019. They’re simply everywhere – it is not uncommon to find people staring into their phones everywhere – from bus shelters to cafes and even the family dinner table.  According to a mobile consumer […]

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