Parents in Sport Week 2017


All of us within sport know that a parent/carer is essential to a child’s life-long involvement and enjoyment in sport.

Parents in Sport Week is an initiative running from the 2nd to the 8th October 2017 and will dovetail into already existing work staff / volunteers are engaged with. It’s an initiative to support your current safeguarding programme. We hope to use this week to highlight the valuable role parents fulfil, and the positive influence they have in supporting their child’s participation in sport. 
 
Sport Ireland want to ensure all sports highlight the importance of a parent’s role and we would encourage all governing bodies to sign up and get involved. The range of resources available online will help reinforce the positive aspects of a parent’s role.  
 
Aims of Parents in Sport Week:

We encourage sports organisations and clubs to recognise and promote the positive and important role parents play in helping children reach their full potential. To do this, they can:

  • work with parents to reflect on the demands they’re encountering and identify strategies to manage the demands on parents
  • encourage sports clubs and coaches to take time to show they value parents, want parental input and are grateful for what parents can do

 
Parents play a pivotal role in sport and young people depend on their support and encouragement. 

For further information contact: -

  • Bernie Priestley by email or on 01 8608800; or
  • Paul Stephenson by email or on 028 90 351135

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Please use the hashtag #sportsparents