PCYC NSW was proud to present the GWS GIANTS with a framed memento recognising the achievement of the largest Boxercise ™ class with 592 participants as adjudicated by the © Guinness book of world records.
The successful attempt took place at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, 12 May 2018 during Round 8 of the AFL season when the GIANTS took on the West Coast Eagles. While the GIANTS missed out on the win at home, the event proved to be an unforgettable display of unity.
It saw young people supported by PCYC NSW, PCYC staff and supporters from as far as Kempsey and Parkes come together with NSW Police Officers from the Youth and Crime Prevention Command, as well as players from the GWS GIANTS including legend Shane Mumford and Commonwealth Games boxing gold medallist Anja Stridesman, who trains at PCYC Umina Beach. The group paired off under the instruction of an official Boxercise coach to break the world record.
“Thank you to PCYC for presenting us with the gift of framed gloves to commemorate an incredible event. They’ll be hung here at the Club with pride,” said James Avery, Chief Operating Officer, GWS GIANTS Football Club.
This world-record attempt is an example of the power of partnerships.
“Collaboration is ingrained in all that PCYC take on and it is this approach that not only breaks records but allows us to continue to support and empower young people. It is a cycle of positivity. Without support from likeminded groups like the GWS GIANTS, PCYC could not deliver the programs and engage young people as well as it does,” said Dominic Teakle, CEO, PCYC NSW.