Take the Raw Challenge at Doyalson on April 2 and raise money for Morisset PCYC

WATER HAZARD: The Manly Sea Eagles rugby league squad, including Daley Cherry-Evans, centre, tackles the Raw Challenge at Doyalson as part of its pre-season training. Picture: David Stewart
WATER HAZARD: The Manly Sea Eagles rugby league squad, including Daley Cherry-Evans, centre, tackles the Raw Challenge at Doyalson as part of its pre-season training. Picture: David Stewart

IT’S time to get down and dirty to support Morisset PCYC.

Hundreds of PCYC staff from around NSW, police officers, young PCYC members and their families will descend on Doyalson on April 2 to tackle the Raw Challenge.

They’ll run, climb and crawl their way through sections of the 6-kilometre course which features a series of wall, rope, mud and water challenges.

The event will mark the launch of PCYC’s annual Time4Kids fundraising campaign.

The team at Morisset PCYC is urging locals to enter teams and, in doing so, raise money for the Morisset centre.

“We’d like to recruit teams to enter the challenge and hope that kids and adults – both members of the club and the wider community – will get involved,” Morisset PCYC centre manager Rosmairi Dawson said.

“People are encouraged to form teams with four or more participants as this course is all about teamwork and initiative.”

There are five categories to cater for a variety of ages and fitness levels.-

  • Competitive (teams of 4-plus who are into serious competition);
  • Social (teams of 4-plus who are  interested in having fun and competing at their own pace);
  • Inter Club Challenge (PCYC teams of 4-plus staff, police, members and volunteers);
  • Police and youth (police and 3-plus children aged older than 12); and
  • Youth (modified course for 7- to 12-year-olds).

It’s hoped that local sporting clubs, and businesses, will be among those to enter teams.

“We want people to participate and have a laugh, it is not all about competition,” Ms Dawson said.

When they register, participants will be asked to nominate which PCYC they are supporting.

Funds raised for Morisset PCYC will be used to help purchase new equipment and support the centre’s many programs.

“Among the programs at Morisset PCYC we have futsal, basketball and netball for primary and teenage groups,” Ms Dawson said.

In the second school term, the centre will begin indoor soccer for under 5s, taekwondo on Thursday nights, and rollerfit (fitness on skates) every Saturday morning. 

“Also coming next term, we have a free Friday on the third week of the month for activities from 4.30pm to 6.30pm,” Ms Dawson said. 

“And our police youth case manager runs regular programs. Participants are referred through schools and receive one-on-one case management.” 

The fun starts at 8.30am on Saturday, April 2, at the Raw Challenge course on the Pacific Highway at Doyalson (next the Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club).

Early bird registration costs $35 for under 18s, and $44 for adults.

Visit pcyctime4kids.org.au for details.

VERTICAL THINKING: Some of the problems posed on the Raw Challenge course require teamwork solutions. Picture: David Stewart

VERTICAL THINKING: Some of the problems posed on the Raw Challenge course require teamwork solutions. Picture: David Stewart

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