Parents in Sport Week 2019 has drawn to a close and we'd like to say a big thank you to the hundreds of parents that signed-up to make the Sports Parents Promise and supported this year's campaign.
Just because the week is over, it doesn't mean the conversation should stop. So please keep encouraging parents to get involved and make the Sports Parents Promise.
A successful 2019
It's been another successful campaign with a huge number of sports clubs, organisations and activity providers from grassroots to large national bodies supporting the campaign and championing the involvement of parents. We've had a record number of people visit our website and engagement on social media during the week.
So from all of us at the CPSU, thank you for getting involved. We have loved hearing all about what you have done to support the campaign.
Highlights from the week
Sports stars backed the campaign by sharing their experiences of the role their parents played in encouraging their enjoyment of sport as children and how they have supported their own children.
During the week we heard from:
- footballers - Alan Shearer, James Milner, Lucy Bronze, Michael Owen and Steph Houghton
- olympians - Dame Kelly Holmes, Jo Pavey and Sally Gunnell OBE
- rugby players - Martyn Williams, Mike Brown and Sam Warburton
- netballer Ama Agbeze
Safeguarding in sport podcast hosted by Andy Burns, Courtside Dad, discusses the benefits of creating a positive courtside culture with CPSU's Consultant Paul Stephenson in the latest episode of his Courtside series.
North Yorkshire Sport produced various videos with sports parents discussing how they've supported their children to take part in sport and the benefits of being involved in their child's sporting life.
Here are some of the best bits:
- Nigel Adams MP short video - supporting Parents in Sport Week
- Chris Cook (Swimmer) - discussed his experiences of having his parents involved in his sport
- Joe's sports parents story - talks about his experience as a parent with children taking part in sport and in his role at City of York Council
- Keith's sports parents story - discussed the balancing act of being a sports parent and why he believes it's all worth it
- Rachel's (Boxing) sports parents story - Rachel shares her story as an athlete and a sports parent
Involving and engaging parents podcast recorded by Kent Sport with Chris, director of rugby at Ashford Rugby, and the non-perfect dad (Richard Shorter) discusses positively involving parents in sport.