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June 22, 2024 5:21 PM

Pollies get some boxing tips

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BY DI SNEDDON

Zachariah Lloyd could not have timed his visit to Singleton PCYC on Wednesday better.

Taking a tour of the facility in conjunction with the announcement of $109,396 State Funding were Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor and member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen.

Zach was quick to hit his boxing training and Mrs Taylor was keen to get some tips which Zach willingly shared.

Her visit to Singleton allowed her to inspect the venue which can now increase opportunities for young people with disabilities to play sport thanks to the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The funding also allowed the PCYC to purchase a 12-seater bus to transport young people to and from events.

“Sport is for everyone, and this funding ensures young people with a disability can come together and participate in a fun and friendly environment, cheered on by their family and carers,” Mrs Taylor said.

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“This bus will enable young people living in isolated areas to be involved in community events and programs that they would otherwise be missing out on.”

PCYC manager David Andrews also took advantage of the visit to give volunteer of 20 years, Brad Maher, some well-deserved recognition.

Mrs Taylor and Mr Johnsen presented Life Governorship of the PCYC to Mr Maher.

Mr Andrews said volunteers were vital to the club’s operation.

“We just couldn’t function without them and Brad’s contribution over 20 years includes coach, past president and executive as well as volunteering around the place including Bunnings barbecues,” David said.

“And by the way, the next one is on July 25,” David reminded Brad with a smile.

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