Fight night to relaunch  PCYC

Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC boxing coach Lomalito Moala with NSW State Titles winner Mark Nguyen. Picture: Chris Lane
Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC boxing coach Lomalito Moala with NSW State Titles winner Mark Nguyen. Picture: Chris Lane

Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC senior activities officer and boxing coach Lomalito Moala said the club's Fight Night on March 15 is a great opportunity for the community to "re-establish a connection" with the Police Community Youth Centre which was first opened in 1964.

The PCYC has undergone significant changes in recent times including moving the boxing room and gym for the first time in 55 years which has resulted in bringing new activities and greater use of the club's space. 

The Fight Night is designed to relaunch the club and act as a fundraiser to create more programs. 

Moala, who won a bronze medal representing Tonga at the 2010 Commonwealth Games at New Dehli, said the popularity of the boxing program has seen extra classes added to cater for the demand. 

"We offer one of the best boxing programs in NSW and adapting the club to meet demands has really increased our reach in the community. Nine years ago I was training in this very club for the Commonwealth Games and who knows, in 10 years’ time we could have World Champs coming out of this club," he said.

“Boxing training is not just about how you act in the ring but about life. It’s about having that discipline, setting goals and working hard.

“We have lots of success with kids outside the ring and using boxing as a tool to focus on whatever their goal is and succeeding using the hard work from boxing.”

Boxing Fight Night, Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC, March 15, 6pm. Tickets: $10 (under-18s), $20 (adults, $50 (family). Tickets can be purchased at the PCYC before the night or at the door. It's a non-alcohol event. Details: 9727 8908