Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) and the South West Rotary Youth Games have agreed a partnership that will see the organisations working together to promote best practice for parents of children in sport.
WWPIS is a UK-based company helping support parents to give their child the best possible sporting experience. They offer a wide range of print and on-line resources outlining guidance for parents of participants at all levels from grass roots to elite.
The partnership will see the region’s largest community youth sports event using WWPIS’s guidelines as the go-to portal for parents with children in sport.
Chris Broadbent, Chief Executive, South West Youth Games said: “Parents play such a critical role in the quality of experience of sport and physical activity for children. Yet the importance of this role is sometimes overlooked.
“At the South West Youth Games, we are committed to creating an environment of maximum enjoyment for as many young people as possible. We want to motivate and inspire them to participate in sport and physical activity on a long-term basis.
“Fortunately, we there are thousands of parents in Devon and Cornwall who provide the right parental support to enable their children to enjoy sport and reap all the health and wellbeing benefits it offers.
“But it is not always the case. So, we are delighted to partner with WWPIS in this really important area. Together we would like to equip all parents with the very best guidance and give every child the best chance of a positive sporting experience.”
Gordon MacLelland, Chief Executive, WWPIS said: “WWPIS is delighted to be working in partnership with South West Rotary Youth games to support parents in creating the best sporting environments for their children.
“We understand how tough it is being a sports parent and making the right decision at the right time for our children can be something of a minefield.
Parents make all their decisions for what they believe is in the best interests of their children quite simply because they love them. We totally get that and are here to help point you in the right direction.”