Marie Anderson and Jude Riley hope to recruit more players to their social badminton games now that the Hervey Bay PCYC has re-opened.
Marie Anderson and Jude Riley hope to recruit more players to their social badminton games now that the Hervey Bay PCYC has re-opened. KARLEILA THOMSEN

PCYC offers discounts to patrons

HERVEY Bay PCYC regulars began flowing back through the doors yesterday as word passed around that it was back to business as usual.

Trish Browne, Maureen Rogers and Barbara Davis have been members of the PCYC since it first opened and were among the first back through the doors yesterday.

They said numbers at their step aerobics class were not as high as usual because some PCYC-goers had joined other gyms and others were not aware that it had re-opened but they were pleased to be back.

“We've really been looking forward to it,” Ms Rogers said.

Hervey Bay PCYC branch administration officer Annette Mortimer said members with term cards, or monthly memberships, should speak to staff about having their memberships extended.

She said they were offering a 25 per cent discount on term cards for gym or aerobics to encourage people back to the PCYC.

Ms Mortimer said they had also started offering year-long memberships for next year so new members could enjoy this month and December free.

Hervey Bay PCYC branch manager Sergeant Patrick Fleming said the club had used up all of its savings during the three-month closure to rectify fire safety issues and accumulated a substantial amount of debt.

“We do have a state body that's covering us with loans to get us by and get us back to full trading,” he said.

“Once we can get fully trading again in February that's when we'll get on the path back.

“Everyone's excited and the community's happy for us and we're happy for them, so we'll get back to normal.”



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