Talking about Parents in Sport Week
When is it? 1-7 October 2018
What is it? A national awareness-raising campaign, Parents in Sport Week is a chance to showcase your organisation or club’s creativity and build positive relationships with parents and carers.
“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.”
- Paul Stephenson, NSPCC CPSU
We want more parents to be a part of their child’s sporting life but we need your help to reach them. You can do this by working with and supporting parents through your club or organisation, letting them know how valuable their contribution to youth sport is and encouraging them to get involved.
Kick off the week with an event for parents or a fun competition for all the family. Take advantage of the CPSU’s extensive advice and resources to build closer relationships with parents and carers at your club or organisation, and use the hashtags #ParentsInSportWeek2018 and #InvolvingParents to show your support and spread the word online.
This weekend the world’s MTB Orienteers are heading to Portugal for the World Cup Final. The program is Middle Distance, Long Distance and the final Sprint on Sunday.
Clare Dallimore of GB has had an excellent season so far and goes into the last World Cup round in Odemira in Portugal in an excellent 3rd place in the World Cup rankings.
35-degree heats are forecast this weekend with hot competition in the three final races Middle on Friday, a tough long on Saturday and culminating with a final urban Sprint on Sunday.
Dallimore has proven this season she is a force to be reckoned with and is currently just ahead of multiple World Champion Olga ShipolovaGradinova and behind the two strong Czech Women Veronica Kubinova and Martina Tichovska.
Good luck Clare!
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
University Orienteering is a great place to either continue to be involved in orienteering or start it from new. There are a number of Universities with clubs and groups around the UK.
There are many orienteering clubs already being enjoyed by many students at Universities across the UK at different stages of their studies. Some who have just started their degrees, others preparing for their finals. Orienteering challenges body and mind.
Here are details of University Orienteering Clubs with the contact links for each:
Aberdeen University Orienteering Club (AUOC)
Contact Janne Heikkinen
Glasgow University Orienteering Club (GUOC)
Contact Simon Gardner
More information about these clubs can be found here.
If your University hasn't got an Orienteering Club, then why not set up your own University Orienteering club or group?
Support and advice is available, simply contact National Office.
Still interested in orienteering, but just want to know more?
Find out more here.