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The Y NSW awarded contract for Western Sydney University gyms

20 Dec 2019 - Media ReleasesUpdates

The Y NSW is cementing its position as a leading industry provider of fitness and recreation services to NSW universities, today announcing an exciting new partnership with Western Sydney University. 

The Y has been awarded a long-term agreement for the management and operation of the University’s gymnasiums at its Hawkesbury, Bankstown and Penrith campuses. 

“Given the Y is the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, we are true specialists in the youth space, the Y is a perfect fit for Western Sydney University. We make it our business to support young people achieve their fitness and wellness goals and we’re looking forward to further enhancing the vibrancy of the Western Sydney University community,” the Y CEO Susannah Le Bron said. 

“We’ve seen great success through our management of the University of New South Wales’ Fitness and Aquatic Centre and we are thrilled to be expanding into another reputable local university that shares a strong global brand similar to that of the Y.” 

Western Sydney University Vice-President (Finance and Resources) Peter Pickering said the Y was a natural fit for the job. 

“Western Sydney University recognises the importance of building campus communities that are centred on health and wellbeing and the Y has a proven track record in this regard," he said. 
“The Y focusses on providing wellness, educational, and recreational services to diverse communities and is committed to ensuring that student, staff and community needs are met, whilst further activating and enhancing offerings at the facilities.”
The University’s gyms will be closed from December 20 while undergoing some exciting changes by the Y and will reopen on Monday 13th January. The gyms will open with reduced classes until the major launch event which is scheduled for Tuesday 28th January 2020. 

The Y will consult with students at each campus regarding the new fitness programming to ensure classes are optimised for each community. However, members can expect an expanded fitness offering across the gyms. 

As part of the agreement the Y has also committed to reinvesting into the University and broader communities by running initiatives such as the Y’s own ‘Uplift’, an active mental wellbeing program for young people and a range of youth and community inspired on-campus events. 

The current fees and charges will remain unchanged for the opening of the Y’s management of the University’s gyms, with consideration to be given to affordable membership options in future. 

Throughout the closure period, existing Western Sydney University gym members are invited to access the Y’s Hawkesbury Oasis – South Windsor or the YMCA Penrith on a $0 join fee and pay nothing until January 17 offer. The first debit for 2020 for members will be 17th January and fortnightly thereafter. 
The Y is working to support employees through the transition and will be engaging with staff extensively throughout the coming months.

For updates on the project, visit or email 

For more information on the Y NSW and our various youth and community programs, including Uplift, visit

Information for current direct debit members 

Information for current Fitness Passport holders

MEDIA CONTACT: Madeleine Clarke on 0400 974 816 or Kate Hancock on 0439 427 522

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