Alice Springs Youth & Community Centre (ASYCC)
ASYCC creates opportunities for everyone to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Provide affordable sport & recreational activities in a safe, clean, and inviting environment for people of all ages through sound business and management practices.
The Centre prides its self in promoting an active lifestyle for people of all ages. We have a membership of over 700 from 0-70+.
We offer a range of recreational activities, seven days a week, to the wider demographic of the Alice Springs community. The Centre has successfully operated from a group of old buildings (some dating back to 1947). Our members reflect the population of Alice Springs, everyone is welcome. Some activities attract a fee to cover operational costs, but only survive because they are facilitated by volunteer instructors. If these core activities, and others from hiring the facilities, did not exist the ASYCC would not be able to remain functional, and provide the many vital public access opportunities for sport and Youth social interaction.
The Centre has the following areas: a large dance studio, which is now the home of the Greatorex Public Service Gym; Agnes East Gymnasium (gymnastics and circus space); boxing shed; martial arts dojo; and recreational hall in addition to its outside facilities. Individuals and groups are catered for with a range of classes; including gymnastics, boxing, 5 disciplines of martial arts – all taught by qualified instructors. The recreational hall provides pool tables, TV, DVD player and also caters for refreshments from a canteen area. There is a boxing shed with boxing bags, weights and even a ring where Alice Springs boxing champions James Swan, Jason Lord and Henry Collins have inspired local children.
YMCA Aquatic and Swimming
The YMCA of the Northern Territory approaches health and fitness with the belief that a person is made up of a Body, a Mind and a Spirit, and each component must be nurtured for the person to achieve Wellness.
YMCA manages a range of aquatic facilities in the Darwin and Palmerston areas – to find the best one for you see the facilities below. Want to know more about swimming lessons – click here.
After-school care is available to assist parents of primary school children.
Belyuen Youth Program
Activities and assistance for indigenous children and young people in the Belyuen community include after-school care and cooking, nutrition and personal-hygiene classes.
Budget Hostel Accommodation
A range of budget accommodation includes short-term,medium-term and long-term permanent and backpacker.
Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children 7 months to 5 years old.
Health & Fitness
Sport & recreation facilities for the community include personal training, teen gym for children & young people 13 to 15 years old, group-exercise classes, yoga, aerobics, cardio-exercise, weight-based exercises, disability programs and school programs. Health services including weight management, blood-pressure testing, rehabilitation services and nutrition education are also available.
Indoor & Outdoor Activities
Outdoor & indoor physical activities are available for children, young people, families and individuals. Activities may include softball & other outdoor games, an inflatable jumping castle, inflatable Twister and a roller-skating disco.
Physical activity in the form of indoor skating and blading is available and may include a roller-hockey competition.
Katherine Aquatic Centre
Physical activities include learn-to-swim and aqua-aerobics classes.
A fun-based program, lead by trained instructors, for families with preschool children 1 to 5 years old.
Leanyer Recreation Park
A free recreation park for the community including water slides and family events & holiday activities. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants and children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.
Palmerston Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre
Sport and recreation facilities for the community include a fifty metre pool, weights room, gym, disability health club, exercise classes and physiotherapy. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants & children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.
Palmerston Drop-In Centre
A drop-in centre for young people providing holiday programs, sport & recreation activities, discos, cooking, youth counselling & mentoring and education programs.
Palmerston Recreation Centre
Provides sport and recreation facilities for the community. Programs include health & fitness classes, comprehensive gym facility with the inclusion of disability friendly fitness equipment on site for use, injury rehabilitation programs available, casual child minding, Seniors programs, children’s programs, social sports competitions and facilities hire.
Palmerston Water Park
A free recreation park for the community including water slides and wet play areas for toddlers and children.
Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreation activities for primary-school children 5 to 12 years old.
Youth Diversion Program
The Program is provided as an alternative to court for children and young people who offended when they were under 18 years old. The program provides case management and is run in conjunction with the Youth in Communities program.
Youth in Communities
Provides case management and support for young people and their families in Katherine. Youth in Communities also coordinates a range of activities for National Youth Week and National Homelessness Matters Day.
Youth in Communities, FAST Program
The Families & Schools Together (FAST) program assists families to build supportive relationships and improve their communication skills in order to achieve better outcomes for children and family members.
Youth in Communities, Girls’ Program
Provides education and discussion for adolescent girls 12 to 18 years old on topics such as mental health, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, good decision-making and gaining access to local support services.
Youth in Communities, Youth Nights
Youth drop-in nights provide free dinner, activities and transport home for children, young people and families. Activities may include roller-skating, discos, table tennis, karaoke, computer games on the big screen and pool.