Parents in Sport

Parents in Sports Week

Parents in Sport Week takes place from 2 to 8 October 2017.

The focus this year continues to be on highlighting the valuable role parents play – and the positive influence they have – in ensuring young people develop to their full potential and enjoy their time playing sport.

We're currently working on the specifics for the week and will publicise details of resources and how to get involved very soon.

For starters, though, you can show your support for the campaign by emailing with the subject heading ‘We are supporting Parents in Sport Week 2017’ and identifying your organisation.

You can also help promote Parents in Sport Week 2017 via Twitter by including the hashtag #sportsparents.

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
  • 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.