It was great to catch up with Ken Willner and Darren Wensor, both of whom are doing tremendous work in Australia in helping to spread the WWPIS message. As an organisation we support Active Illustrated and its ‘Yellow for Yelling’ campaign in Adelaide.
This project is really starting to gain momentum and Ken is doing a great job in delivering workshops to the local community in Soith Australia.
Our work with Little Athletics NSW continues to spread and the organisation have created customised resources for their members and are delivering workshops for clubs, coaches and parents in NSW. Darren has been instrumental in the delivery of these workshops generating a huge amount of interest not just in athletics but also in a number of sports.
If you would like to listen to the podcast, please click here. An overview of the episode is below.
59:12 min episode Overview:
02:00 Introduction to Gordon MacLelland & Darren Wensor. Who are they?
04:35 A bit of history from Gordon & Darren
09:35 Discussing issues in youth sport highlighted in public media
15:30 What can we learn from kids?
Darren, “I ask the children what they enjoy and create top 10 fun factors which I incorporate into the coaching sessions.”
23:15 What are some of the approaches we can use when we speak to our children after a game? Gordon tells a great personal story.
25:40 Some “Golden Nuggets” from 2019 Go! Chase Excellence Think Tank to improve youth sport with Reed Maltbie and Ruth Nicholson.
37:20 What are some of the future challenges?
41:20 WWPIS growth in Europe and creation of culture
49:00 Wrapping up our conversation