Working with Parents in Sport are delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership with British Gymnastics.
Speaking about the partnership, Andy Tombs, British Gymnastics Executive Director for Sport, said:
“This is an incredibly important and positive step for us. This partnership will allow us to speak
with experts in the field, to ensure we’re able to help gymnasts in the best way possible.
“As an organisation it’s great that we can partner with a company like Working with Parents in
Sport that will help us to evolve and move forward.
“We’re hopeful that in the first instance we can begin to work more closely with parents who have
children on the performance pathway, to understand their needs.”
To help do this, throughout 2022 British Gymnastics and WWPIS aim to deliver a
number of workshops to all parents of gymnasts that are currently on the performance pathway,
with a view to later opening this up to the wider gymnastics community.
Over the coming months, both parties will be collaborating to create a number of resources including a hybrid version of the WWPIS ‘Engage’ online course. This is to be developed to support coaches in building positive relationships with the parents of gymnasts.
Working with Parents in Sport Chief Executive Officer, Gordon MacLelland, presented at last year’s
British Gymnastics Performance Pathway Symposium and conversations have continued ever since.
Speaking about the partnership, Gordon said: “It is really exciting to be working with an
organisation of the stature of British Gymnastics as we look to work together to improve the
environments for everyone involved in the sport.
Everyone has a role to play in this, from those who run clubs and programmes, coaches,
parents/carers and gymnasts themselves. Collaborating and working effectively together will
ensure that young people achieve the best possible outcomes both in and out of the sport.”