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Rozaria has big plans for Bourke PCYC

Rozaria Suckling-Brookman is the new manager of the Bourke PCYC. Photo TWH

There’s a new face at the helm of the Bourke PCYC, but it is also a familiar one.

Rozaria Suckling-Brookman has moved through the ranks of the PCYC from volunteer seven years ago, to become the manager in February this year.

“I started off as a volunteer, then a gymnastics teacher, then the activities officer, then I was the youth worker and now I’m the manager, so I slowly worked my way up,” Rozaria said.

“It’s not like I just jumped from there to here – like everyone else I applied for positions with PCYC and competed against people outside of the facility, in the community and obviously I was the lucky one in the end.”

Rozaria’s modesty at getting the top job, at the tender age of 23, reflects her love of the Bourke community.

“It has not been an easy road, but when kids say they’re glad I’m here, it really means a lot,” she said. “I think that because I am an Aboriginal woman and I’ve always lived here, the kids can connect with me.”

Her new role has meant a lot of paperwork and plenty of meetings, but Rozaria has not lost focus on the most important part of her role – engaging local youth. […]

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