Youth Programs and Activities
Kogarah City Council's Community Development Officer – Youth works collaboratively with the Community Services, Library, and Events staff, as well as other local councils and youth services throughout the St George region to encourage strong participation and representation of young people, and to ensure the interests and needs of young people are addressed.
The involvement of young people is central to community development and can only be achieved through research, planning and decision making undertaken collaboratively with young people. Please refer to our Youth Advisory Committee for further details on youth involvement at Council.
Council offers youth sponsorship grants to support youth who have excelled in a particular field to participate in events at a national or international level. Click here to find out more.
The three Kogarah City Council libraries located in Kogarah, Oatley and South Hurstville hold a number of regular programs and events for young people, including movie nights, study skills sessions, HSC Lock-ins and W3dnesday catch up and chill out groups. To find out more about them click here.
For any questions regarding Youth services or events, contact Council's Community Development Officer - Youth on (02) 9330 9596. Follow this link to find out more about local youth services, or download the St George Youth Info Card, a comprehensive guide which covers who to contact for different kinds of assistance in the region. Hardcopies of the St George Youth Info Card are available by request; please contact the Community Development Officer – Youth if you would like to receive copies to distribute at your organisation.
Youth Week 2016
Friday 22 April 2016
This year Kogarah City Council celebrated Youth Week by staging a Basketball Knock Out competition in beautiful Hogben Park, partnering with local group St George Basketball Association to deliver the tournament. Community organisations including 3Bridges, HARP and St George Youth Services set up activities and information stalls at the event, providing fun and informative entertainment for the whole family.
With heavy Hip Hop beats and tantalizing BBQ aromas filling the air, the Basketball Knock Out competition kicked off at 3pm on the courts at Hogben Park. Five junior teams (Flight Crew, Saints, Triple Doubles, Brocus and Saints 24) and five senior teams (RKAB, Clutch Bros, N.S.B. Bricklayers, Whatever and Splash Family) signed up to battle it out for division titles.
Despite looming thunder storms threatening to end the comp early, both the Junior and Senior teams fearlessly braved the weather conditions to play a series of swift streetball rounds which saw Saints 24 (juniors) and Splash Family (seniors) come out as the victorious teams for their divisions. Prizes included a Sydney Kings Family Pass to an upcoming game at the next season.
Unfortunately, due to poor weather the open air film night which was scheduled to follow the Basketball Knock Out Competition had to be postponed to a later date.
Kogarah City Council would like to pay special mention to Oatley Lions Club who provided a spectacular BBQ on the day, St George Basketball Association who helped to make the whole day possible, as well as our supporting service providers HARP, 3 Bridges, SGYS and Project Youth for their partnership and collaboration.