Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Parents encouraged to behave during junior sport finals

Parents encouraged to behave during junior sport finals
September 20, 2013

Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron has urged parents to keep a cool head on the sidelines during the finals of winter sport competitions in the State, emphasising that junior sport should be about skill development, building respect and fun.

Minister Waldron said it was up to all parents to lead by example and ensure they behaved appropriately at children's sporting events.

The Minister said most parents acted responsibly, but a minority could spoil it for everyone but he pointed to results from a study from South Australia's Flinders University, which showed that aggressive behavior from parents caused junior footballers to lose confidence and quit playing sport.

Minister Waldron explained "we want our children to keep playing sport into their adult years so their experience needs to be positive, not ruined by parents and spectators who display inappropriate behaviour.

"Sport is more than just winning. We know that sports enthusiasts can get very competitive during finals time so I am urging everyone to remember the principles of good sportsmanship.

"Let's not forget that finals are also the perfect time for competitors to thank the coaches, officials and volunteers at their club who help to get the games on the field each week.

"Club sport does not happen without all these dedicated people, wonderfully supported by our State sporting associations, who do a lot of work in making sure competitors and spectators understand how to behave in the sporting arena."

Minister Waldron said sport was a valuable forum that had many benefits, not only the physical, but also the social and academic.

Image used for illustrative purposes only.

6th December 2011 - PRIME MINISTER ENCOURAGES CHILDREN TO PLAY SPORT

5th December 2011 - ABUSIVE SPECTATORS SENT TO ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES 

27th August 2011 - POSITIVE SPORTING EXPERIENCES KEY FOR CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT

18th June 2011 - QUEENSLAND RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB BANS BOOZE ON SIDELINES

28th May 2011 - 12-YEAR BAN FOR RUGBY LEAGUE TRAINER

21st July 2009 - RUGBY LEAGUE TO BAN AGGRESSIVE PARENTS?

 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

MYZONE

Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp)

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Marketing / Retail

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business