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Growing for Gold

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2019 marks the 20th year of the annual Growing for Gold program!

Did you participate in Growing for Gold 2019? You can go to www.growingforgold.com.au to check out our club advertisement booklet. If you register with a participating club, you will receive a $30 SportsPower Parabanks voucher to spend!

What is Growing for Gold?

The Growing for Gold program encourages young people aged 3-16 to participate in sporting and recreational activities within their local community. The program runs during the October school holidays, 28 September – 13 October. Throughout the program local sport and recreation providers are invited to open their doors to promote their club activities FREE of charge to participants. Young people throughout the City of Salisbury area will have a keen interest in sport and recreation, making this the perfect opportunity for them to come and try.

In 2017 an exciting new partnership was established between the City of Salisbury and neighbouring City of Port Adelaide Enfield to collaboratively plan, organise and undertake the Growing for Gold program. By drawing on the foundation first created by the City of Salisbury, this cross council collaboration more than doubles the scope of the program. In widening the geographical bounds, this broadens and increases the selection of sports, activities, and clubs participating, while encouraging new participants to get involved with sport in their local area.

All club sessions are fully supervised by a representative of the club. The club sessions are designed to introduce young people to a wide range of different sport and recreation opportunities, with the focus on:

  • Being inclusive – all young people regardless of ability/disability, cultural background, socio-economic background, etc. are encouraged to participate.
  • Free, with no charges to participants.
  • Play, having fun and achieving personal success.

Built into the program 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 $30 SportsPower Parabanks voucher to assist with purchasing any apparel, shoes or equipment that can assist in starting within their chosen sport.

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. 

When is Growing for Gold?

September / October school holidays: 28 September – 13 October

How do I get involved?

Participant registrations open 22 August and close 23 September 2019. You can register here.

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 and 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.

To register your interest for the 2020 program, please contact William at sport@salisbury.sa.gov.au.

Growing for Gold 2019 was proudly supported By:

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More information can be found at: www.growingforgold.com.au.

 

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