Parents' Clean Sport Workshops - In association with Parents in Sport Week

Parents - Always wanted to learn more about Clean Sport, but never had the chance? In association with Parents in Sport Week 2017, SportNI is holding two Anti-Doping workshops. 


It’s your opportunity to support your child by learning:

  • What is the prohibited list?
  • How do I check what medication is allowed in sport?
  • Is my child at risk when taking supplements?
  • What happens in a drug test?


Places are free of charge and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so register your attendance below.


Date: Mon 2nd October 2017 

Venue: Foyle Arena, 2 Limavady Road, Derry BT47 6JY (View location map and details HERE)

Time: 6:00pm: Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches

6:30pm: Workshop

Register HERE


Date: Wed 4th October 2017

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 117 Milltown Road, Shaws Bridge, Belfast, BT8 7XP (View location map and details HERE)

Time: 6:00pm:  Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches

6:30pm:  Workshop

Register HERE 


Background Information

SportNI Pure Winner initiative has been established to educate and inform athletes and athlete support personnel about key issues concerning doping in sport, supporting athletes to prepare and succeed in competition. The programme furthers understanding of anti-doping rights and responsibilities, and the value of clean sport.

Educating young and talented athletes, their support personnel and families to ensure they have the necessary tools to train and compete clean is important at that vital stage in their sporting career. SportNI is proud to support their journey along the sporting pathway.

As part of Parents in Sport week, SportNI will be running two Pure Winner education workshops, delivered specifically for parents so they have the capability to support their children to meet their anti-doping responsibilities. The workshops will focus on the key areas of anti-doping such as checking which medications are permitted in sport, the risks associated with supplement use, what happens in a drug test and the anti-doping rules (which apply to parents and support personnel too!). The knowledge gained will help parents support their child to ‘be clean and stay clean’ throughout their careers.

For further information on the Pure Winner Parents Clean Sport Workshops contact:


E: anti-doping@sportni.net

T: 02890383852 – Gillian Gilliland Anti-Doping Assistant

M: 07870493651 – Wendy Henderson Anti-Doping Consultant

T: @PureWinnerNI


Webinar - Understanding and promoting parental involvement in Sport

This webinar will look at the pivotal role parents play within the lives of young athletes and how extremely demanding and challenging parenting young athletes can sometimes be.

Date: 2 October 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Location: online
Cost: free
How to book: please see our webinar registration page

Aims of the webinar

To explore the demands and challenges parents face, in this webinar we plan to:

  • show how important it is for coaches and organisations to understand the experiences of parents in order to facilitate their work with them
  • review literature examining parents’ experiences of youth sport and the potential factors impacting upon parental involvement
  • discuss potential strategies that may be used to help promote positive parental involvement in sport