Growing for Gold

How do I get involved?

Registrations for the 2018 Growing for Gold program will open on 14 August 2018.

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What is Growing for Gold?

Growing for Gold encourages young people aged 3-16 to participate in sporting and recreational activities within their local community. The program is run during the September/October school holidays. Throughout the program, local sport and recreation providers from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the City of Salisbury, will be opening their doors to offer club activities FREE of charge to participants.

Fully supervised club sessions are designed to introduce young people to a wide range of different sport and recreation opportunities, with the focus on:

  • Being inclusive regardless of ability, cultural background, socio-economic background, etc;
  • Free to participants; and
  • Having fun and achieving personal success.

Built into the event is an incentive scheme that encourages young people to try different activities and most importantly to take the next step of joining a club of their choice. The following incentives are provided to participants:

  • A certificate of participation to all who register in any of the activities offered.
  • A Gold Certificate is awarded if a young person joins a participating club within a set period of the program ending, irrespective of number of activities. The certificate will incorporate a Sportspower voucher to assist with purchasing any apparel, shoes or equipment that will help children get started in their chosen sport.

When is Growing for Gold?

The 2018 Growing for Gold program will be held during the October School Holidays 1-14 October. Please note that 1st October is a public holiday.

How does my Club get involved?

The Growing for Gold program is an excellent opportunity to promote your club / organisation to the local community and to increase participation & membership through your programs and competitions.

Registration for Clubs is now open!

Growing for Gold’s aims:

To provide an avenue through which local sports and recreation clubs can promote the programs and services they provide for young people.

  • To provide young people with an opportunity to participate in sport and recreation based programs that provide them with a positive experience.
  • To increase the number of young people actively involved in long-term community-based physical activity programs.

The Growing for Gold program aims to encourage young people to try a variety of different activities in recreation and sport, then take the next step and join a club(s) of their choice.

For more information regarding Growing for Gold contact Caitlyn Swanson at or contact Nathan Hart on (08) 8405 6736.

Growing for Gold 2018 proudly supported by:

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