About this Guide

Connect2sport-Infographic-Parents-ONLY-ARROWWhat is it?                    

This web-based Guide provides sport organisations with practical tips and tools to better engage parents of diverse young people. One of these tools is our Parents Guide to Sport which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of sport and recreation and ways to get your child involved.

Why was it developed?

Parents are often the gate-keepers to sport participation within diverse communities. It is important that they understand the benefits of sport and recreation for diverse young people and opportunities for their children to get involved. This will lead to them becoming advocates for their children's long-term participation in sport and recreation. 

Who is the Guide for?

This Guide is targeted towards anyone looking to develop or improve sport programmes for diverse young people. It is therefore relevant to National Sport Organisations, Regional Sport Organisations, clubs, schools, recreation centres and other sporting facilities looking to better engage diverse young people.

The tools provided in the Guide are targeted towards gate-keepers and enablers such as parents and community leaders.

Who developed it?

This Guide represents a 3 year collaborative partnership between Sport New ZealandAuckland CouncilSport AucklandAuckland Football FederationAuckland Badminton Association, diverse communities, and local delivery partners.

How was it developed?

Over the last 3 years, Connect2sport programme partners have worked alongside the Auckland community to build and deliver a range of sporting opportunities for diverse young people. Feedback and input from diverse communities, sport organisations and facility managers have helped create this Guide.

Want a copy?

While this is a web-based Guide, you can also download a copy of our Parent’s Guide to Sport. This can be distributed when engaging diverse young people and their parents.

Key Challenges

Parents are often the gate-keepers to sport participation within diverse communities. Without their support and understanding, it is extremely challenging for diverse young people to participate in sport and recreation. Read more about the key challenges you may face when engaging diverse young people and their parents.

Parents Guide to Sport

Our Parents Guide to Sport will help you address some of the key challenges. The Guide helps raise awareness of the benefits of sport and recreation and outlines how parents can help their children get active. This resource can be downloaded and distributed when engaging diverse young people and their parents. View the Connect2sport Parents Guide to Sport.