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Playford 10

The Playford 10 Project was designed from the research report Playford Youth – A New Story which highlighted the need for young people in the north of Adelaide to be offered opportunities to develop their life skill capability. Through activities such as music, creative arts, sport and volunteering, young people can develop social skills, improved communication, team work, creativity, problem solving and build their social capital. These activities are also known to improve the development of strong, trusted relationships with mentors and role models.

Playford 10 connects children aged 10 to ongoing activities. The project team works within schools with Year 4/5 students to identify their individual talents and strengths and link them into sports, arts or volunteering activities in their community.

City of Playford's Playford 10 program is a partnership between:

  • South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS)
  • Department of Human Services
  • Anglicare
  • James and Diana Ramsay Foundation
  • Wyatt Trust
  • Mumkind
  • local schools, arts, volunteering and sporting clubs

The project team are happy to hear from local groups who are interested in becoming part of the project.

For further information contact our Playford 10 Community and Partnerships Lead, Bethany Ashley-Ward on 8254 4617.


The City of Playford, in collaboration with the Playford Data Observatory, commissioned a research project in 2016, investigating the various supports and opportunities young people had in Playford. The research was designed to understand the various elements that allowed a young person to successfully transition to a positive social and economic outcome.

The Playford Youth Report found that 10 years of age proved to be a pivotal age for change and that three core things stood out as being catalysts for change:

  • young people volunteering
  • being engaged in sports and recreational activities
  • being engaged with arts and culture
Project description

Playford 10 works in local schools (Category 1) to connect 10-year-olds to ongoing activities within the community. As part of the Playford 10 project, participants get to try a range of different activities.

Playford 10: Supporters

Playford 10 has been financially supported financially by:

  • City of Playford
  • Dept of Human Services
  • Dept of Education
  • Dept of Premier and Cabinet
  • Anglicare
  • James and Diana Ramsay Foundation
  • Wyatt Trust
  • Elizabeth Grove Primary School
  • Elizabeth Vale Primary School