Yancoal donation scores points for PCYC's basketball program

The installation of a new electronic basketball scoreboard at Singleton PCYC is expected to drive further interest in the burgeoning sport.

NOTHING BUT NET: The scoreboard's purchase was thanks to a $1500 donation from Yancoal Australia's Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) operation.

NOTHING BUT NET: The scoreboard's purchase was thanks to a $1500 donation from Yancoal Australia's Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) operation.

The scoreboard's purchase was thanks to a $1500 donation from Yancoal Australia's Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) operation.

The basketball program has significantly grown in popularity with juniors, according to David Andrews, Club Manager for Singleton PCYC. The installation of a new electronic scoreboard will enable the PCYC to host competitions and bring more excitement to the games, allowing the spectators to view the score in real-time.

"We have around 900 members at Singleton PCYC and our Aussie Hoops program is becoming more and more popular with the 650 junior members at the centre," Mr Andrews said.

"The new scoreboard is a sturdy, high quality, time measuring and scoring device and we expect it will help drive interest in our basketball program. We are thankful to MTW for their donation."

Mount Thorley Warkworth General Manager David Bennett said he welcomed the opportunity to boost the facilities at Singleton PCYC.

"The PCYC provide an invaluable service to the local youth and wider Singleton community, always offering programs that aim to build on young people's skills and help shape them as leaders of the future," he said.

The donation was part of the Yancoal Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) Community Support Program, which aims to make a positive difference in the local community and to the lives of the people who work and live in the areas it operates.