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

14 Apr 2018 - Media Releases

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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All things youth with YMCA at Mount Annan Leisure Centre

Young people will be leading the way with YMCA NSW in the annual Youth Week celebrations at Mount Annan Leisure Centre. There will be plenty of fun and interactive activities from Friday 13 April until Sunday, 22 April.

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LET'S DO MORE TOGETHER THIS SENIORS FESTIVAL AT THE YMCA

Handy tips on healthy ageing will be offered this month at free fitness consultations across NSW marking Seniors Festival. YMCA NSW is embracing this year’s theme ‘Let’s Do More Together’ and will stage consultations, free health checks and a week of free participation with access to select services from 4 to 18 April.

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YMCA NSW encourages Australia’s champions of the future to start their sporting journeys today!

05 Apr 2018 - Media Releases

As the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast gets underway, YMCA fitness and recreation centres are encouraging young people to start their sporting journeys at one of our learn to swim, gymnastics or indoor sports programs.

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Broken Hill Council gives the green light for construction to begin on the new YMCA wellness centre

The exciting redevelopment of Broken Hill YMCA is a step closer today following the granting of the development application for construction by Council at last night’s meeting.

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YMCA CLASSES HELP SENIORS MAINTAIN STRENGTH, FITNESS AND BALANCE

Handy tips on improving mobility, bone strength and nutrition will be offered this month in free health and wellbeing seminars marking Seniors Week. YMCA NSW-managed centres in the ACT are staging the talks, morning teas and a week of free access to select services from 12 to 18 March.

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YMCA CARINGBAH WINS TOP GYMNASTICS HONOUR

13 Mar 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW’s Caringbah centre has won the top gong of Kindergym Club of the Year at the prestigious 2017 Gymnastics NSW Awards.

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CENTRAL COAST SKATEBOARDERS GET READY TO CLAIM YOUR TICKET TO THE NATIONAL FINAL

Central Coast skaters are invited to carve up their gnarliest tricks this weekend at YMCA NSW’s National Skateboarding Qualifier at Bato Yard Skate Park. The top five skateboarders from each State Qualifier will earn their spot at the Australian Skateboarding League National Final, to be held next month in Melbourne.

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YOUTH WELL-BEING PROGRAM TO START IN TOONGABBIE

After a successful run in Telopea last year, Street gYM- a free health and fitness program for youth aged 12-18 will start in Toongabbie next week.

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LEARN WATER SAFETY SKILLS AT FAMILY FUN DAY

Looking for something fun and educational to keep the kids busy this weekend? YMCA NSW and Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) invite you to attend the launch of the Respect the River program this Sunday at Camden War Memorial Pool.

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IT'S FUN TO PLAY AT THE YMCA NSW WITH THE NSW GOVERNMENT'S ACTIVE KIDS REBATE

As an approved provider of the NSW Active Kids program, we are making it easier for kids to be active with the $100 Active Kids Rebate, that can be claimed on YMCA recreational programs.

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YMCA NSW FOCUSES ON POOL SUPERVISION THIS SUMMER

19 Dec 2017 - SwimmingMedia Releases

As summer hits, YMCA NSW is raising awareness of the importance of pool supervision at its sites across NSW. Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility. Lifeguards might do the rescuing but parents, guardians and carers play a crucial role in supervising children when they are in the pool. This important message is part of YMCA NSW’s Safe Summer campaign which promotes pool safety as a partnership between lifeguards and those responsible for children when visiting a YMCA pool or aquatic centre.

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YMCA LAUNCHES MENTAL WELL-BEING PROGRAM IN THE ACT

14 Dec 2017 - Media Releases

YMCA NSW is delighted to be launching our Brightside mental health program at both Gungahlin Leisure Centre and Lakeside Leisure Centre in January. YMCA NSW is now taking referrals for the 60 day program that gives people experiencing mental health issues the opportunity to enhance their physical health, wellbeing and social engagement.

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SUMMER BODY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

YMCA NSW are offering 10 days for $10 across all their health and fitness centres and aquatic sites this November.

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YMCA NSW RECOGNISED FOR DELIVERING QUALITY OSHC SERVICES

27 Oct 2017 - YouthMedia ReleasesOSHC

Marrickville, Kotara and Valentine OSHC services join over 45 YMCA NSW-run OSHC services that have achieved either ‘meeting’ or ‘exceeding’ ratings as reviewed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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YMCA NSW YOUTH PARLIAMENT CREATES PLATFORM FOR YOUTH TO BE HEARD BY STATE GOVERNMENT

Calling for changes to the Education Curriculum. Today the Minister responsible for Youth, the Hon Ray Williams MP received bills by YMCA NSW’s Youth Parliament at a special ceremony at Parliament House in Sydney.

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100 passionate young people to debate bills and have their say at the 2017 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament this month

Later this month, 100 passionate young people from across the state will debate a range of issues that matter to them as part of the 16th annual YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.

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YMCA NSW assembles experts to inform Australia’s first purposefully-designed child-safe building in Broken Hill

YMCA NSW has convened a forum of child safety professionals to assist the organisation to create the country’s first purposefully-designed child-safe recreation and community building.

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New Lambton OSHC recognised as a top performer nationally in recent quality assessment

27 Jun 2017 - Media ReleasesOSHC

A national review has recognised what parents and children at the New Lambton Out of School Hours Care service (OSHC) have known for a while – that it’s an extremely high quality, fantastic service.

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YMCA NSW and Boy George call for young voices to be heard

Giving young people a platform for their voices to be heard is at the core the YMCA’s new Why not? Campaign. The campaign was kicked off by music superstar Boy George, who re-interpreted the Village People’s iconic YMCA song to make it more relevant today.

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