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.


RISEUP incorporates job ready programs, mentoring and vocational training for at risk youth aged between 15 and 18 to build their engagement with education, employment opportunities and the community. The initiative aims to partner with employers across NSW to create meaningful workplace opportunities for young people who’ve embraced positive change in their lives.

Recently the RISEUP was featured on Channel 9’s A Current Affair.


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News Stories

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

Spring into Spring

Winter is finally behind us and spring is the perfect season to re-adjust your mindset and form some new lifestyle habits. As the weather warms up and we start to feel more energised – you might find that you are feeling motivated to kick start some new healthy habits. Here are a few directions worth […]

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October School Holidays Are Coming  

Every kid looks forward to their next school holiday break. The October break is surely one of the most enjoyable because the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. We know that keeping your children active as well as engaged during the school holidays can be a tricky task – that’s why […]

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Importance of Exercising for Children

Every parent wants their children to grow up strong and healthy. One of the factors that make kids healthy is their level of exercise and fitness. Engaging in physical activities from a young age can help children remain positive and energetic. It also prevents the development of health complications. Unlike adults, kids do not have […]

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Is Strength Training Right For Children?

What is Strength Training? As the name suggests, strength training aims to make the muscles stronger. It is not the same as weightlifting and bodybuilding. These are mostly done for competitive purposes. The best strength training for children involves light resistance and controlled movements. The child can also use free weights or do bodyweight training. […]

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