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Parents in Sport Week 2017

02 October 2017

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and the NSPCC have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week. The Council is encouraging sports clubs to rally behind efforts from 2 October – 8 October to highlight the positive, supporting role that parents play. Coaches and officials can also examine their communication with parents to benefit children’s involvement in sport.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill commented, “Parents are a key player in encouraging children to take part in sport. They have a major influence on their children and without their support, sport wouldn’t be where it is today.”  

Through Parents in Sport Week, the NSPCC and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are helping to change the conversation between parents and their children and remind everyone of the important and extremely valuable contribution parents make to our sport, but only if they are engaged appropriately.

The NSPCC has produced resources for clubs to use with parents and their own coaches. These are available at thecpsu.org.uk/parents