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.

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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.

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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.

JOINNOW

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 activities trailer also delivers these programs around Melbourne. We 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

CEO/General Manager Christine Fitzherbert OAM

Gym Manager/ Olive’s Lane Manager Donny Pelsoczy

Youth Programs Co-ordinator Tamara Mancuso

Fitness Manager/Social Media  Brooklynn Baker

Administration Officer/Rooming House Manager Natasha Pardamean

 

 

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.

Christine Perkel
President

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 - President

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.

Andrew Green
Vice President

Co-opted 14 December 2022 

Andrew Green is a partner with a city law firm and is a commercial litigator with over 25 years of experience. He has extensive litigation experience in Australian jurisdictions at all levels, in tribunals (particularly the Building Appeals Board and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal), first instance trial work at all levels(particularly the SupremeCourt of Victoria and theFederal Court of Australia), intermediate appellate work(particularly the Court ofAppeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia)and in applications for special leave to appeal and appeals to the High Court of Australia.He also has a wealth of experience in alternative dispute resolution, including in arbitration (particularly under the ICC Rules) and mediation, and in acting for and advising entities in the not-for-profit sector.

 

Andrew Green - Vice President

Anne Budgen
Treasurer

Anne is a CPA Accountant and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry working for medium to large size corporates and specialising in regulative and statutory reporting.  Anne brings to PCYC a   multi-faceted skillset as a result of exposure to a wide range of company structures, sizes, and industries. Anne is looking forward to helping the club achieve its goals for the benefit of its members and the greater community.

Anne Budgen - Treasurer

Joy Hawkins
Board Member.                                                                                                                                            

 

Started – 12 May 2016
Re-elected – 27 November 2021                                                                                              
            
Joy is a dedicated participant in the Masters’ classes and has been a member of St Kilda PCYC for many years. Joy brings over 35 years of experience in
Advertising, Graphic Design and Packaging Design (FMCG) to the Club. Her passion is to build, shape and grow the St Kilda PCYC Brand.
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.

Jason Hopp
Board Member

Jason is the founder of Santini Capital. Under his leadership Santini Capital is recognised as a preferred source of funding, known for providing assistance to companies when they most need it. Jason is an active investor with a background in construction and agriculture among many things. He has dedicated himself to tackling challenges alongside his partners, resulting in their increased productivity and exponential growth.

 

Jason Hopp

Dennis Edlin
Board Member

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.

 

Dennis Edlin

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
info@stkildapcyc.org

ABN: 68206026983

 

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