This Thursday Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain, will join the Leichhardt Police Area Command at their Youth Awards Presentation.

The Awards recognise the efforts of participants in Leichhardt LAC’s two youth-based initiatives, designed to provide young people with an opportunity to restore and enhance their self-esteem. The initiatives are:

  • The Friend In Hand
    This program is targeted at 14-18 year olds who are at risk or are involved in crime. The program’s objective is to reduce youth crime, truancy and antisocial behaviour through fitness activities led by Leichhardt Police. Activities include beach runs, park fitness and gym sessions.
  • Girls Who Box
    This sister program targets female Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander girls aged 10-14. Run in partnership with Glebe Youth Service and Balmain PCYC, Girls Who Box is focused on teaching girls boxing and fitness skills.

Commenting on the Awards, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain says:

“I want to thank the Local Area Command and in particular the Leichhardt Police Youth Liaison Officers, Senor Constable Renee Fortuna and John Brettle as well as Darren Spooner, Leichhardt LAC’s superintendent.

“Today we’re recognising the hard work of a special group of young people who have made enormous strides in the last twelve months to participate in our community and improve their personal circumstances.

“The LAC has done a fantastic job to mobilise local business support for these programs to ensure that young people have access to facilities, equipment and fitness expertise through Friend in Hand and Girls Who Box.  

“I am so proud to be a part of these Awards because they demonstrate that regardless of an individual’s circumstances, with support and care everyone can reach their potential.”

Event Details


Leichhardt PAC Youth Awards Presentation
Thursday 1 March 2018
Glebe Court House, Talfourd Street, Glebe
Awards Presentation commences 2:30pm


For more information: (02) 9660 7586

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