Strength to strength: Griffith PCYC looks to welcome new blood

For more than four decades, Griffith PCYC has been a hub for the community. 

It’s something club manager Chris McGregor often attributes to the ongoing support of the town. 

Looking to further its reach in the community, Mr McGregor says the club are looking for an advisory committee to help with fundraising and ideas to further the club. 

They will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 28. 

“The club has grown so much in recent years. We host gymnastics, little ninja warriors. Boxing is back,” he said.  

“We also host things like martial arts, karate and archery, as well as programs like the safer driver and traffic offenders programs.”

The club made a small profit for the first time in years last year. 

When talking about money, Manager Chris says it’s “about keeping the place alive”. 

“We are a charity and we don’t need to make fortunes. It’s about keeping doors open,” he said.

“The more money we make, the more we can reinvest in providing stuff for the Youth.” 

The committee would assist Mr McGregor and staff to grow the club across town. 

He assures people it’s not a huge commitment either. 

“The committee will meet once every six weeks. Anyone is welcome to join.” 

Previous experience with the club is not necessary. 

“Everyone brings their own ideas and thoughts to the table. It’s something that is open to anyone in the community,” he said. 

“The more the club grows, the more the town benefits.”