“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”
In the late 40s, early 50s, the Alice Springs Children’s Social Club was founded on the Wills Terrace site by Mrs Agnes East. The club was the forerunner of the Alice Springs Youth & Community Centre (AKA Alice Springs Youth Centre) established as an incorporated body in October 1951.
The ASYCC enjoys a proud history as the community’s longest, continuous serving Youth & Community Centre in Alice Springs. Today the ASYCC offers sport & recreation activities which include the martial arts of Aikido, Shotokan, Taekwondo and Eskrima; and activities Boxing, Gymnastics, Circus and Tiny Tots Fun Time. Over 26 volunteers are supported by the centre to deliver their activities 7 days per week. They have, and continue to, willingly devote many hours in ensuring the Centre can fulfill its philosophy of promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, especially for our young people. Activities are available across the age-groups, ranging from tiny tots for early-childhood, to combined adult activities with both junior and senior classes.
Kids as young as five can get involved in the gymnastics and some Martial Arts, while adults can take advantage of a choice of martial arts, and boxing and gain access to our Weights Gym. Higgins Hall is available for private functions, recent upgrades to our Skate-way have created a safe and usable space for Street Soccer and Bikes.
The Alice Springs Youth Community Centre (Inc.) is located at the base of ANZAC Hill, next to the rugby grounds.