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Hey, young people of Taree – tell us what you want!

13 Jul 2016 - Media ReleasesYouth

Young people of Taree – the team at the Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre want to hear from you!

The YMCA NSW-run centre is assembling the new ‘Y Manning Youth Committee’ to take the lead in deciding what programs and events young people in the region want.

Anyone between the ages of 14-19 is encouraged to come along to the first committee meeting on Thursday, 21 July.

“We know there is a need for young people to have a space to gather with their friends, where they feel safe to talk about what matters to them.

“The Y Manning Youth Committee is about opening up the centre to our young people while giving them the power to lead projects that encourage positive choices amongst their peers. It’s part of YMCA NSW’s commitment to building healthier, happier and more connected communities.”

Some ideas the committee will consider include putting on live music, an outdoor cinema, ‘Friday night Chill Outs’ for youth to use the gym, have a swim, a game of ping pong or water volleyball after the centre normally closes, or simply to listen to some loud tunes, have a feed and a few laughs with friends.

Interested young people aged 14-19 are encouraged to come along to the session on Thursday, 21 July from 5-7pm at the Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre, Manning River Drive, Taree North. Pizza will be supplied!

To find out more about YMCA NSW programs, visit

Media contact:

Louise O’Donnell

Media and Content Specialist



About the YMCA:

YMCA NSW is a community not-for-profit organisation committed to connecting people to their communities to live healthier and happier lives.

We deliver services in more than 100 locations across NSW including camps, before and after school care, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools and youth services. We also raise funds to deliver much needed community programs.

With a commitment to delivering healthy living programs, empowering young people and making a positive social impact, we strive to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. With the Y, everyone can be healthier, happier and connected to their community.

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