Thank you to the thousands of parents that signed-up to make the Sports Parents Promise and made Parents in Sport Week 2020 a success.
Even though the campaign is over for this year, it doesn't mean the conversation should stop. Please keep encouraging parents to get involved and make the Sports Parents Promise.
We've had support from sports clubs, organisations and activity providers from grassroots to national level, as well as sporting celebrities, all celebrating parents involvement.
Let's talk about safeguarding children in sport - video messages from a few sporting friends.
We heard from many sports parents during week who shared with us their experience of being involved in their child sporting life. Here are some of the videos shared throughout the week:
- Graham - a wet sports dad
- Henry Paul - Bedford Blues player
- Kristy - proud sports mum
- Michelle - football mum
- Paul - sports dad and coach
Twitter was filled with some great resources and support through the hashtag #ParentsinSportWeek2020. We tried to engage with as many tweets as possible, here are some of our highlights:
- Quote from England Rounder player, Nicolla Weekes - Nicolla has a lot to thank her parents for their support
- Jane's pledge - North Yorkshire Sport shared Jane's video
- Social media infographics - Canoeing Ireland developed some images highlighting how positive engagement and communication can influence a child's sporting experience
- Korey Smith makes his promise - Swansea City AFC player and parent supported the campaign
- Sports club safeguarding checklist - Tennis Ireland shared a checklist of what should be in place at your child’s sports club
- Support you child infographic - Developed by UK Coaching highlighting how parents can improve their child's experience of coaching
- Video from Welsh Gymnastics elite gymnast Josh Cook and his mum Nikki - Nikki talks about how she helped support Josh.
From all of us at the CPSU, thank you for getting involved. We loved hearing about your work over the week and sharing the support through social media. We look forward to continuing this vital work to promote the role parents play in encouraging children's safe participation in sport.