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YMCA to run Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre for another two years

25 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The YMCA has been granted a two-year extension to its contract by the Council to run the Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre.

The decision to extend the contract was made by the Council at its meeting earlier this month.

The new agreement will see the community not-for-profit organisation continue to operate the facility until 2018.

YMCA NSW CEO Leisa Hart said: “We are delighted to be able to continue to serve the local community through the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre for another two years. Offering a range of youth, family and other services, along with recreation and fitness classes, Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre is a fantastic place for people to connect and enhance their health and wellbeing.

“We thank Ku-ring-gai Council for their support and look forward to continuing to work with Council for the benefit of the community.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the decision to extend the contract ‘underlined the positive contribution the YMCA is making to this major community asset and to the wellbeing of our residents.’

“Since the Centre opened in 2014, the YMCA has introduced a range of initiatives such as swimming classes for people with disabilities, fitness classes for seniors and a healthy café menu.”

For more information about KFAC, visit www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/kfac, phone 9499 2005 or head to the centre located at Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble.

About KFAC

  • YMCA commenced operation of the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre in October 2014
  • From 600 foundation members, KFAC has grown to now have 1,700 fitness members. Of this membership base, 460 are PrYme members (people over 60 years of age)
  • In peak summer periods, almost 2,000 children are enrolled in swimming lessons
  • The Centre has raised $47,000 for disability initiatives through the YMCA’s national annual fundraiser, Swimathon
  • YMCA Brightside – a program for people struggling with a mental health issue – recently launched at the centre.
  • The Centre has formed strong relationships with Ku-ring-gai amateur swim club, local schools and other key community groups.

For more information on YMCA locations and programs, visit www.ymcansw.org.au

Media contacts:

  • Louise O’Donnell Media and Content Specialist YMCA NSW louise.odonnell@ymcansw.org.au
  • Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0982 sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au
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