The Youth Centre of Agios Ioannis -of Pitsylia -was established on 28/06/1976 by fifty of the community’s young males and females. It was one of the founding members of the District Committee of Youth Centres of Limassol and the Sports Federation of Youth Centres of the Limassol District (AOKNEL).
The following were in the first committee of the Centre:
Since its establishment the Youth Centre has developed a rich, pioneering activity in many sectors and today it is considered to be one of the most active Youth Centres in the Limassol District.
In the cultural, social, and sports department, it has many activities to exhibit, which contribute to the Community’s progress and development and expand to the district’s level. Such activities are the participation in campaigns for cleanliness, the planting of trees, the voluntary offering of work for common benefit projects, the voluntary donation of blood, the organising of lectures on issues that concern the youth, the organising of artistic events / activities, educational and recreational excursions, the participation in social and athletic events of the Youth Centres such as the Marathon of Love for the Missing Persons, the District and National sports’ festivals, etc.
In July of 1983, after many efforts, it finally secures its own roof since -in collaboration with the Community Welfare Board -the communal welfare centre is constructed in the community, in the premises of which it is hosted.
In 1995, after co-ordinated efforts and in collaboration with the Community Council, the community playground is completed with funding from CSO and so the Centre acquires its own home-field for soccer.
The construction of the field and the settlement of the soccer team in its own venue brought forth the necessary “tidying up” and -as a result -the soccer team took an upward course. In June of 1995 it conquers the AOKNEL Cup. It had a principal presence in the period of 1995-96 and in the 1996-97 period it conquers the Championship in its category, being crowned as the titleholder in AOKNEL’s Champion’s League. In the 1999-2000 period it conquers the trophy in AOKNEL’s Champions’ League, the championship of its category, and the Cup. It also participates in STOK’s Champions’ League, reaching up to the semi-finals.
Overall, during recent years it plays a principal role in all the AOKNEL leagues/events and has conquered several cups and championships.
It is worth noting that the Youth Centre of Agios Ioannis of Pitsylia has been repeatedly honoured by the District Administration of Limassol with awards for cleanliness.
Today’s Administrative Board consists of:
||Kyriaki Ioakim, Kyriaki Theofanous, Andreas Papadopoulos,Panayiota Papadopoulou, Sofronis Theofanous, Eirini Victoros, Christiana Palama, Marinos Papadopoulos, Elena Kapnisi, Savvas Panayiotou
The Youth Centre is supported by the Co-operative Credit Society of Agios Ioannis, the Sunfresh Bakeries, and the Emigrants’ Association of Agios Ioannis.