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It's Parents in Sport Week

2 months ago By Jeff Ball

Focusing on the vital role parents play.

This week is Parents in Sport Week - a national awareness-raising campaign focused on the vital role parents and carers play in supporting children's participation.

The Rugby Football League has joined forces with other sports organisations across the country to highlight some of the resources available to clubs, coaches, schools and parents through the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit.

Everyone in club, schools, college and informal Rugby League is invited to take part and show their support, and thanks for parents' support, across social media.

Paul Stephenson, NSPCC CPSU: "Parents, through their support, encouragement and understanding, play a pivotal role in supporting their child's participation, success and fun when playing sport.

"It's essential that sports clubs communicate regularly with parents so that both coach and parent work towards the same goals."

How can you get involved?

Everyone in Rugby League has a part to play and you can spread the word by using and sharing some of the resources.

Provide your coaches with this leaflet on advice for building relationships with parents in sport:

5 top tips for working with parents – a leaflet for coaches

The NSPCC has produced resources for clubs to use with parents and their own coaches, including codes of conduct and videos for parents and coaches. These are available HERE.

If you would like to discuss how you can get involved in the campaign or share with us your plans and comments, please contact the Development Team at players@rfl.co.uk.

Parents in Sport Week aims to:

Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping children safe in sport.

Help parents understand how to positively influence their child's enjoyment and wellbeing in sport.

Encourage clubs to engage and involve parents in their child's sport.

#ParentsInSportWeek2018 #InvolvingParents

Updated 15:38 - 3 Oct 2018 by Jeff Ball

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