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‘Gordon came to deliver at the Northern Ireland Club & Workforce Development Network for us recently.  Parental engagement is a topic of interest for many, and Gordon did a great job of highlighting some key concepts involved in creating positive and constructive relationships between clubs, coaches, parents and young participants.  Not only was there some really useful concepts to think about, but most importantly Gordon helped the group to identify practical ideas that could be used to help the clubs and coaches that they work.’


Simon Toole, Coaching Consultant, Sport Northern Ireland July 27, 2018

‘I found WWPIS very interesting and think it would be a superb programme to roll out to our parents.  Having spoken about it as a staff team we are keen to pursue this work further in the future’.

Ruth McQuillan, Club & Workforce Development Officer, Swim Ulster July 27, 2018

I was delighted to hear from Gordon recently on his work on “Working With Parents in Sport” WWPIS

Parents are such a big part of our game and are becoming more important so it was great to hear from someone who has experience from both “sides of the fence” as a coach and parent himself.

Gordon demonstrated how sporting clubs and governing bodies should embrace parent involvement and concepts on how to connect the clubs, coaches and players with their parents successfully.

I am keen to hear from or work with WWPIS in the near future.

Ian Hughes, Ulster Hockey July 27, 2018

“Engagement with Parents is a key area for us at England Rugby. As part of our parental engagement we are working together with Working with Parents in Sports to promote a rugby specific version of the Great Sports Parenting pocketbook. This pocketbook is a great resource for parents and is in line with our philosophy of being player centred and is one we are happy to support. We look forward to our on-going work with WWPIS to help support parents in making rugby union an enjoyable and inclusive sport”

Chris Sigsworth, Schools Operation Manager, England Rugby July 31, 2018

Gordon delivered such an insightful workshop. This kind of information is essential for supporting coaches and parents. By adding it to our coaching degree programme I think it shows the importance of engaging in a broader view of this discipline. I highly recommend this to other HE Institutions working with and developing young coaches.

Richard Cheetham MBE Senior Fellow Sports Coaching, University of Winchester October 27, 2018

Gordon delivered a fantastic workshop to support the IFA in developing working relationships with both parents and coaches.  Highly recommend and look forward to our partnership developing.

Michael Carvill, Volunteer Development & Policy Officer at Irish Football Association February 5, 2019

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