Police and Citizens Youth Club

The Darwin Police and Citizens Youth Club Incorporated began in 1952 when a group of police and civilians decided to recondition an old derelict boarding house and make it suitable for youth club activities.

History

The NT Police and Citizens Youth Club began in 1952 when a group of police and civilians decided to get together and create a space suitable for activities to engage particularly with the youth.

By 1974, the Club provided 17 activities including a Pony Club, which was established in 1965 (as is still going strong). 

In 1985, the new Police, Fire and Emergency Services building was built in Berrimah and the club was re-established in its new premises where it stands today.

The PCYC is an active and important point of engagement with the young people in the whole community, including those who are at risk, disadvantaged or disengaged.  Our club in the NT strives to provide opportunities with positive experiences and involvement through a range of sports and recreational activities, and learning from confident, encouraging mentors including our serving Police officers.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, all-inclusive and welcome those from all walks of life to come and join in on the fun, get active and stay healthy.

    


Gymnastics

The Gymnastic Club is fully equipped and offers a very cool and breezy environment in which to train.  All our coaches are accredited with Gymnastics Australia.  The club operates from 4.00pm Monday – Thursday and Saturday mornings.  There are classes to suit all abilities and fees vary accordingly to the level of activity.  Our programs include:

KinderGym

  • 2-4 years (parent /carer assisted class).
  • Introduces learning through play in a structured environment while sharing in self-initiated play.
  • Each session develops strength, balance, co-ordination, flexibility, fitness in a fun and safe atmosphere.

General Gym

  • Divided into age groups
  • Introduces basic skills, movement and gymnastic principals.
  • Combines traditional gymnastics with movement to music and the use of some hand apparatus which further develops spatial awareness and co-ordination skills. 
  • Certain minimum requirements apply to advance from these classes into the Intermediate program.

Intermediate General Gym

  • Caters for those who are or have been in the General Gym Program for a while and wish to progress into other gym sports.
  • Combines the introduction of more challenging skills
  • Refines and develops skills already achieved in the general gym program.  
  • Before moving into their stream of choice, each child will be basically proficient with all Intermediate skills and have a wide range of gymnastics terminology.

Team Gym

  • Open age group.
  • Combines parts of tumbling, mini tramp and dance to create an exciting team event. 
  • Encourages gymnasts to develop their own skills and learn to work together as a team.
  • Teams are made up of a minimum of six (6) to a maximum of (12) members.
  • Teams perform on:
    • Floor
    • Tumbling
    • Vaulting / Mini Trampoline

WAG:  Levels 1 & 2 and Levels 3-4<

  • Aimed at those wishing to compete (competitions are not compulsory).
  • Gymnasts are expected to attend all their level training sessions, any additional fitness, strength and conditioning sessions and regular training at home.
  • Requires strength, control, power and grace. 
  • Involves developing and mastering skills on 4 apparatus:
    • Floor
    • Uneven Bars
    • Beam
    • Vault

  • Enhances co-ordination and agility.
  • Improves posture and confident body movement.
  • Assists in building self-confidence.
  • Develops strength and flexibility.

 

For further enquiries please phone 8984 4660  or e-mail gymnastics@pcycnt.org.au

Download a Membership and Registration Form

 


 

Weights gymnasium

The air-conditioned weight gymnasium is offered to NTPFES members who are PCYC members and have purchased a full membership. Change rooms and toilets are located in the building, which is opposite the swimming pool. This activity is not supervised and person's train at their own risk. Footwear is to be worn and a towel is to be used when training at the gym.

  

Fitness

Kid-Fit

  • Open to children from 5 to 15 years of age.
  • The purpose is fitness and the importance of it.
  • Caters for those just wanting to get strong, stay fit and have fun with their friends.
  • Regardless of ability or fitness level, it will develop the strength, stamina and flexibility required for everyday activities.   
  • This class complements those gymnasts who are working towards competitions as this cross training will assist in reducing the risk of injury.  

Full Body Tone & Stretch

  • Open to anyone 16 years and over.
  • Based on principals of yoga, tai chi, Pilates and general stretching.
  • Reduces the risk of injury after activity.
  • Helps to keep flexible, strong and calm.

Boxercise

Boxercise is a fitness circuit class that incorporates boxing stations and techniques.  This type of workout uses the whole body and is non-competitive.  The diverse range of exercises that you’ll do will give you great fitness benefits such as speed, endurance, strength, stability and even flexibility.

Within our sessions, we use a wide variety of equipment from boxing gloves, mits and kick pads to weights, barbells and medicine balls.  This way you are assured to get a full body work out no matter what the training. 

Boxercise is a fantastic way to get you lean and fit by burning away the calories.  It’s also great for your mental well-being, as there is nothing quite like throwing a few punches after a stressful day!

Here at the PCYC, we have qualified trainers to take you through your paces to ensure you have a fun, challenging and safe workout.
You can find us at the PMC basketball courts on:
Mondays:  5-6pm
Thursdays: 5.15-6.15pm

Participants need to bring a water bottle and a towel.

Our sessions are open to all ages from 16 years onwards, no matter the ability or experience. 
Just come along and have fun, get fit with your friends or make new ones!

For more information please call 89471370 or email admin@pcycnt.org.au

Download a Membership and Waiver Form

 


Brasilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

De Been 100% Jiu Jitsu Darwin is a local brazillian jiu jitsu club that welcomes everyone to enjoy the health and social benefits of this martial art. Students are encouraged to have fun and develop skills through instruction and regular practice.

BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying throws, joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.

Brasilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through grades/belts.

The PCYC BJJ Club is an affiliate under the Australian Federation of Brasilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ) and belongs to the Peter de Been – Gracie Barra Australia 100% Jiu Jitsu Team.

BJJ Classes are available Seniors, Teens and Children –
All classes are held at the PCYC Martial Arts & Gymnastic Facility which is located on Vanderlin Drive, Berrimah (adjacent to the Peter McAulay Centre, Police Complex).

See our website for more information www.dbjjdarwin.com

Karate

The TSKFA is a Shotokan based Karate system as practiced by the founder of modern Karate Gichin Funakoshi on Okinawa.  TSKFA teaches Karate in a traditional manner with a strong emphasis on etiquette and moral principles. 

Shotokan has its roots in the Okinawan town of Shure. It is a direct linear impact style characterised by low stances to develop the physique and maintain balance.  Shotokan uses kicks, fist, knee and elbow strikes as a vehicle for self-defence. 

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities to train/compete at local, state, national and international levels
  • Opportunity to travel to other centres
  • Gain self-confidence and respect for others
  • Strengthens mind, body and spirit
  • Safe practices adhered to, including Child Protection
  • Insurance policy covering all members

 


 

Contact Details

For further information on any of the above activities, please contact

NT PCYC Office and Wongabilla
Wongabilla Street, Berrimah  NT 0828

Ph 8947 1370
admin@pcycnt.org.au

NT PCYC Recreation Centre
621 Vanderlin Drive, Knuckey Lagoon   NT   0828