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St Kilda Mangrove Boardwalk Temporarily Closed (UPDATED)
The Mangrove Trail has reopened with conditions, following repairs. The first 300m of the trail is open and accessible to the public. The last 200m section of the trail to the lookout is currently closed.


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Growing for Gold

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Growing for Gold is a FREE program that encourages young people aged 3 to 16 to try a variety of different sport and recreation activities to help them find something that they love. Each year the program attracts approximately 600 young people and of these participants, approximately 20% of participants continue to successfully join a sporting club.

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.

In 1999, City of Salisbury started the Growing for Gold program. 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. In 2020, we welcomed the City of Playford, widening the geographical bounds, broadening the selection of sports, activities, and clubs participating, while encouraging new participants to get involved with sport in the north.

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 the number of activities.

The program will run during the Term 3 School Holidays 30 September to 15 October 2023.

Register for a sport via the link or visit the Growing for Gold website here.