Collie PCYC receives Mazda Foundation grant for Gymnastics For All program

Pleased with the result: Collie PCYC gymnastics coach Kristy Milne and manager Linda Gallagher. Photo: Collie Mail.
Pleased with the result: Collie PCYC gymnastics coach Kristy Milne and manager Linda Gallagher. Photo: Collie Mail.

Collie PCYC celebrated last month after receiving vital assistance from the Mazda Foundation.

The centre, located on Forrest Street, was given a $20,000+ grant to operate its new Gymnastics For All program.

"We came up with the idea and then found a grant which suited our criteria," Collie PCYC gymnastics coach Kristy Milne said.

"Gymnastics incorporates many things - core strength, balance, flexibility, motor skills etc. Children need all of those things for their development.

"This has given us another chance to help parents and teachers within the community."

Running over 40 weeks, Gymnastics For All will see participants learn from qualified coaches in a fun, safe environment.

The initiative will greatly assist youth with disabilities in Collie.

Kicking off in Term Three, the program will run through to the end of Semester One next year.

Collie PCYC manager Linda Gallagher thanked the Mazda Foundation for their overwhelming support.