Growing for Gold

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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 2017 Growing for Gold program will be held during the school holidays from 30 September to 15 October

How do I get involved?

Participant registrations are now open!

Click here to view the full range of sports and activities on offer and to register.

Late registrations will not be accepted.

For more information and a full list of participating clubs download the full Growing For Gold Brochure 2017(633 kb)

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. History has shown Growing for Gold to be very successful in generating membership for the local clubs with an approximate average of 20% of participants going on to join a participating club.

Club Registrations have closed for 2017. For more information regarding Growing for Gold or to register your interest in Growing for Gold for 2018 please contact Paul Zimny on 8405 6736 or

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.

Previous Year?

This is the first year that Growing for Gold has been run in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, however it has been a successfully run program in the City of Salisbury since 1999.

On average the Growing for Gold program successfully engages up to 500 young participants in each council area, with approximately 20% then registering to join a club.

Growing for Gold 2017 proudly supported by:

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For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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