3 July 2017
YMCA South Australia to manage The Valleys Lifestyle Centre Clare


Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council have announced YMCA South Australia has been appointed as the new operator of The Valleys Lifestyle Centre in Clare, South Australia as of 1 July 2017.

YMCA South Australia will manage the Leisure Centre which boasts, a gym, an outdoor and indoor pool, squash court and a range of fitness classes, personal training, a swimming school, gymnastics classes, crèche and birthday parties.

YMCA South Australia Executive Officer Haydn Robins said he and the YMCA team are excited about the appointment and look forward to delivering great programs and services to the local community.

“We are delighted to partner with the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, local residents and sporting groups not only to build on the current programs in the centre, but to develop new and exciting programs and services that will encourage active participation in physical activity for everyone in the community”.

 The official handover date is 1 July and YMCA is in the midst of preparing for a smooth transition.

“The Lifestyle Centre is already a vital community asset with many established members and we want to assure everyone that it will be business as usual with minimal interruptions as we transition into operational management” Mr Robins said. 

 YMCA is a not for profit organisation that manages 700 facilities across Australia and partners with over 15 local government authorities in South Australia, managing sport and recreational facilities, delivering community focused programs and services, as well as ensuring access is provided to those in need in the community.

 “Our commitment to health and fitness is absolute. We believe people of all ages and all abilities should have equal access to health and fitness activities.  We know that people thrive when they challenge themselves, engage in stimulating and enjoyable activities and connect with others,” he said.

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