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YMCA NSW celebrates latest young team member’s award

29 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesStaffYouth

YMCA NSW is emerging as an employer of choice for young people, with yet another staff member honoured last night for her initiative and strong support of the community.    Youth Wellbeing Coordinator Laura Eason, 23, was awarded Highly Commended for NSW Youth Worker of the Year.

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Young men honoured for raising their voices

26 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

Two exceptional young people, Hamani Tanginoa, 16, and Bassam Maaliki, 15, were last night recognised as joint winners of the Voice Award at the NSW Children’s Week Awards.

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Wellness Centre nearing completion

The new $5.4 million YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre is only a matter of weeks from practical completion and today representatives from Australian and State Government, the new YMCA NSW Chief Executive and two Board members inspected the site.

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Young people receive mental and physical wellbeing boost

08 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

A new youth mental wellbeing program that provides free access to exercise sessions and new support networks was launched in Penrith today. YMCA Uplift is a partnership between YMCA NSW and Bendigo Bank, targeting 12 to 25 year olds who have mental health issues or are experiencing stress due to studies, friends or family. Informed by research that shows a strong link between physical activity and mental wellbeing, the eight-week early intervention program provides participants with up to two facilitated group sessions per week.

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Preschooler helps save his own life thanks to YMCA NSW swimming lessons

04 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Sam still has nightmares about the moment the ocean “swallowed up” her three-year-old son during a family boat trip.  One minute the lower North Shore mum was filming Richard splashing his feet on a platform on the side of the boat and the next he had jumped in and disappeared under the water.

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Take the Pressure Off: Free gym and pool access for Year 12 students

YMCA centres across NSW and ACT are offering free access to students currently completing their Year 12 exams.  “Take the Pressure Off” is a YMCA NSW initiative designed to give students the opportunity to stay active and keep their wellbeing in mind during stressful exam periods.

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YMCA NSW cleans up at the ACT Aquatic Industry Awards

20 Sep 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW’s commitment to drowning prevention and water safety education has been rewarded  with a clean sweep of trophies at the ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards.

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New CEO appointment

27 Aug 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

YMCA NSW is excited to announce it has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to drive its key focus areas of healthy living, social impact and empowering young people.

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YMCA NSW proudly launches the Affinity Network, its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group

10 Aug 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

Profit-for-purpose community organisation YMCA NSW officially launched its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group, the Affinity Network, in Sydney last night (Thursday 9 August).

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Applications now open for 18 new Wellness Centre jobs

Applications are now open for 18 new jobs at the $5.4 million YMCA Wellness Centre, the YMCA has announced.

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YMCA NSW delighted to receive $371,302 in Federal funding for the new Broken Hill Wellness Centre

YMCA NSW is delighted to receive $371,302 in funding for the new YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre from the Federal Government through the Building Better Regions Funding (BBRF), as announced by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton earlier today.

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YMCA NSW reaffirms its commitment to putting child safety first, as National Redress Scheme starts

29 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

As the National Redress Scheme to support survivors of institutional child sexual abuse comes into effect on Sunday 1 July, YMCA NSW publicly reaffirms its commitment to placing the safety of children and young people first and advocating on their behalf.

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Local talent to star in inaugural NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show

28 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

Local members of the Taree community are gearing up to dazzle with a fashion show at Manning Valley Race Club next month.

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YMCA NSW wins tender to run Sydney Olympic Park Lodge

YMCA NSW is pleased to announce it has been awarded the tender for the management and operation of the Sydney Olympic Park Lodge (SOPL).

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YMCA NSW response to NSW State Budget 2018-19

20 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

YMCA NSW has welcomed a number of measures outlined in the NSW Budget 2018-19 for young people and families.

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Resignation of YMCA NSW CEO Leisa Hart

12 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

After three years as CEO of YMCA NSW, Leisa Hart has resigned her position.

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YMCA Swim School renamed YMCA Mariners Aquatic Centre

12 Jun 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA Swim School at Mariners Centre of Excellence will now be known as YMCA Mariners Aquatic Centre.

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First sod turned on the new YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre

NSW Deputy Premier the Hon. John Barilaro MP, Member for Barwon the Hon. Kevin Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes the Hon. Mark Coulton joined with YMCA NSW Acting CEO Craig Fisher, YMCA Board member Christina Harlamb, local staff, volunteers, community representatives and others to turn the first sod for the new YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre on Friday, 4 May.

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YMCA NSW appoints Hutchinson Builders to construct YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre

YMCA NSW has today signed a contract with Hutchinson Builders to undertake the construction of the new YMCA Wellness Centre in Broken Hill.

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YMCA NSW appoints new CEO for a Day as part of National Youth Week

14 Apr 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

To mark the start of National Youth Week, YMCA NSW handed the leadership reigns over to 18-year-old Sam Harris on Friday 13 April, appointing him CEO for the Day.

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