OUR STORY

St Kilda PCYC, in partnership with the government, community and business, is recognised for excellence in youth development through the provision of recreational, sporting, cultural and welfare programs.

OUR STORY

St Kilda PCYC, in partnership with the government, community and business, is recognised for excellence in youth development through the provision of recreational, sporting, cultural and welfare programs.

OUR STORY

St Kilda PCYC, in partnership with the government, community and business, is recognised for excellence in youth development through the provision of recreational, sporting, cultural and welfare programs.

St Kilda Police and Citizen’s Youth Club is a not-for-profit organisation mentoring young people of all ages and backgrounds.

Our young ones not only benefit from sports and exercise in our fully-equipped gym, PCYC’s mobile gym delivers these programs all over Melbourne. We also organise surf camps, walking, hiking and similar programs. Funding is through community support, government grants, donations and gym memberships, which are open to the whole community.

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Our Management Team

General Manager Christine Fitzherbert

Operations Manager Chloe Dickson

Facilities Manager and Youth Support Officer Jacob Kernahan

Youth Programs Manager Donny Pelsoczy

Our Board

St Kilda PCYC is fortunate to have a Board of Directors with a wide-range of professional experience, but all with a uniting passion about working with community and supporting the well-being of our society’s youth. All members being an integral part of guiding St Kilda PCYC to a stable and prosperous future and to grow the programs that help empower young lives.

Charlie McFadden
President

Charlie has been involved with St Kilda PCYC for over 13 years and has become a familiar face to all members of the club. Furthermore, Charlie’s passion for community development has given him experience across many different sectors including youth, aged and disability. As president, Charlie strives to ensure the voice of the young and new generations will continue to be heard, understood and included.

Charlie McFadden - President

Charlie has been involved with St Kilda PCYC for over 13 years and has become a familiar face to all members of the club. Furthermore, Charlie’s passion for community development has given him experience across many different sectors including youth, aged and disability. As president, Charlie strives to ensure the voice of the young and new generations will continue to be heard, understood and included.

Denis Edlin
Vice President

Dennis has contributed well over 25 years of time, energy and passion to the St Kilda PCYC. He brings 35 years of experience in advertising/marketing and has contributed 17 years as a physical trainer. He is a visionary who has been an integral force in the development and success of our Club.

Denis Edlin - Vice President

Dennis has contributed well over 25 years of time, energy and passion to the St Kilda PCYC. He brings 35 years of experience in advertising/marketing and has contributed 17 years as a physical trainer. He is a visionary who has been an integral force in the development and success of our Club.

Christine Perkel
Treasurer

Christine’s passion and commitment for community involvement goes back to 1996 where she became a committee member and then treasurer of the Elwood Park Tennis Club Inc for over 22 years. In addition to this, Christine lends her financial skills as the Treasurer of St Kilda PCYC and brings with her 32 years of experience as a CPA accountant. Also, Christine is a keen participant of St Kilda PCYC Masters’ Class and has been attending since 2014.

Christine Perkel - Treasurer

Christine’s passion and commitment for community involvement goes back to 1996 where she became a committee member and then treasurer of the Elwood Park Tennis Club Inc for over 22 years. In addition to this, Christine lends her financial skills as the Treasurer of St Kilda PCYC and brings with her 32 years of experience as a CPA accountant. Also, Christine is a keen participant of St Kilda PCYC Masters’ Class and has been attending since 2014.

Joy Hawkins
Board Member

Joy is a dedicated participant of the Masters’ Class and has been a member of St Kilda PCYC for many years. She has been a driving force for recent upgrades and developments at the club including the new toilet facilities as well as the new staff room. Currently, she is overseeing the St Kilda PCYC brand. Joy enjoys photography and is an award winning graphic designer.

Joy Hawkins

Joy is a dedicated participant of the Masters’ Class and has been a member of St Kilda PCYC for many years. She has been a driving force for recent upgrades and developments at the club including the new toilet facilities as well as the new staff room. Currently, she is overseeing the St Kilda PCYC brand. Joy enjoys photography and is an award winning graphic designer.

Pierre Te Angina
Board Member

Pierre is a former member of both the New Zealand and British armed forces. He has been a St Kilda PCYC member since 2010 and has been actively involved in the community. He enjoys participating in volunteer duties at Back2Bikes and Port Phillip BUG.

Pierre Te Angina

Pierre is a former member of both the New Zealand and British armed forces. He has been a St Kilda PCYC member since 2010 and has been actively involved in the community. He enjoys participating in volunteer duties at Back2Bikes and Port Phillip BUG.

Dagmar Andersen
Board Member

Dagmar is a highly respected member of Victoria Police with a strong commitment to the community and the work of St Kilda PCYC. Having worked locally for more than 6 years, Dagmar has developed a wide professional network aligned with her portfolio roles of youth, mental health and family violence.

Dagmar Andersen

Dagmar is a highly respected member of Victoria Police with a strong commitment to the community and the work of St Kilda PCYC. Having worked locally for more than 6 years, Dagmar has developed a wide professional network aligned with her portfolio roles of youth, mental health and family violence.

Cal Young
Board Member

Cal began his journey with St Kilda PCYC as a participant in our youth programs from the age of 15. Cal then became an active volunteer, donating his time to the help the youth of the local area, a role which allowed Cal to explore his passion of health and fitness and pursue a career as a personal trainer. He later developed an interest in youth development and studied to become a teacher. He continues to be involved in the club as a member of the Board.

Cal Young

Cal began his journey with St Kilda PCYC as a participant in our youth programs from the age of 15. Cal then became an active volunteer, donating his time to the help the youth of the local area, a role which allowed Cal to explore his passion of health and fitness and pursue a career as a personal trainer. He later developed an interest in youth development and studied to become a teacher. He continues to be involved in the club as a member of the Board.

Ramon Lopez
Board Member

Ramon was a respected barrister for 43 years and since his retirement has become more involved with supporting and contributing to our community. Ramon is a former Chair of the St Kilda PCYC Board and continues to be heavily involved with the St Kilda PCYC Master’s program.

Ramon Lopez

Ramon was a respected barrister for 43 years and since his retirement has become more involved with supporting and contributing to our community. Ramon is a former Chair of the St Kilda PCYC Board and continues to be heavily involved with the St Kilda PCYC Master’s program.

Our History

The St. Kilda Police and Citizens’ Youth Club was founded in 1947 by, Mrs Olive Johnston, following the discovery of a few local youths stealing apricots from her front garden. It dawned on Mrs Johnston that if nothing was to be done, these young men would go on to live very difficult lives and, as such, the need for a charitable association became apparent. With that, the first meeting of the then, St. Kilda Boys’ Club, was held at her home on September 22, 1947. The initial meeting was attended by 14 youngsters who were all catered for with games, outdoor activities and even homemade supper.

As news spread, numbers grew and space became scarce. No less than three weeks later, her home could no longer support the fifty youths she had managed to bring in and so the Club moved from Church Hall to Church Hall, even going as far as to use one of the prestigious meeting rooms in the St. Kilda Town Hall. It wasn’t long before young women from the area began to attend as well, which resulted in Mrs Johnston changing the club’s name to St. Kilda Boys’ and Girls’ Club, in 1948.

In 1956, following a period of unease, the club called upon the local Police to help protect its future and, in so doing, the club moved to its first permanent location on Frampton Street and took on a new identity; The St. Kilda Police and Citizens’ Youth Club, as it’s known today.

It was nineteen years later, in 1975, that PCYC  relocated to 179 Inkerman Street in St. Kilda and it remains there today. The original site was donated by a local butcher for the sole use of the Club and over the years it’s been modified and reorganised to cater for the needs of this generation. Now the club can offer young people a range of including the best basketball hall around and a first-class boxing hall.

Today the club continues to provide outstanding programs, services and activities to people of all ages, striving to empower the youth we work with and to give them the opportunities they need to excel and develop their skills.

Our History

The St. Kilda Police and Citizens’ Youth Club was founded in 1947 by, Mrs Olive Johnston, following the discovery of a few local youths stealing apricots from her front garden. It dawned on Mrs Johnston that if nothing was to be done, these young men would go on to live very difficult lives and, as such, the need for a charitable association became apparent. With that, the first meeting of the then, St. Kilda Boys’ Club, was held at her home on September 22, 1947. The initial meeting was attended by 14 youngsters who were all catered for with games, outdoor activities and even homemade supper.

As news spread, numbers grew and space became scarce. No less than three weeks later, her home could no longer support the fifty youths she had managed to bring in and so the Club moved from Church Hall to Church Hall, even going as far as to use one of the prestigious meeting rooms in the St. Kilda Town Hall. It wasn’t long before young women from the area began to attend as well, which resulted in Mrs Johnston changing the club’s name to St. Kilda Boys’ and Girls’ Club, in 1948.

In 1956, following a period of unease, the club called upon the local Police to help protect its future and, in so doing, the club moved to its first permanent location on Frampton Street and took on a new identity; The St. Kilda Police and Citizens’ Youth Club, as it’s known today.

It was nineteen years later, in 1975, that PCYC  relocated to 179 Inkerman Street in St. Kilda and it remains there today. The original site was donated by a local butcher for the sole use of the Club and over the years it’s been modified and reorganised to cater for the needs of this generation. Now the club can offer young people a range of including the best basketball hall around and a first-class boxing hall.

Today the club continues to provide outstanding programs, services and activities to people of all ages, striving to empower the youth we work with and to give them the opportunities they need to excel and develop their skills.

179 Inkerman Street
St Kilda Vic 3182
P: +613 9534 7584
F: +613 9534 7599
info@stkildapcyc.org