Sports expert to speak to coaches and athletes
Sport Northland is delighted to have secured sports expert Wayne Goldsmith from Australia to speak to parents, coaches and athletes and to the Northland sport sector.
Wayne has been at the forefront of sports innovation, education and development for over 25 years — he is an inspirational speaker and presenter who is able to educate, entertain, challenge and engage audiences of all ages — and it is therefore an opportunity for Northlanders not to miss!
He has done it all — from advising grassroots organisations right through to the great sports people and everything in between.
He has a knowledge and understanding of sport that’s rare; he has direct, firsthand experience helping sport — at every level.
Wayne will begin his Making Sport Better Northland visit by speaking to the Northland Sports Governance Forum from 7am to 9am on September 13 and will follow this up with a presentation to the Northland Sports Coalition at 10am. Both sessions will focus on trying to influence individual sporting codes to think differently from how they have thought and acted in the past.
His message — sport must evolve and think differently otherwise it will die.
These sessions are invite only — they will be attended by board members and paid personnel from Northland’s regional sports organisations, and already we have received excellent interest from those who want to think and act in a different way.
Wayne will then hold a public session on the same day from 6pm to 8pm at the ITM Hockey Centre at Kensington Park.
This free session will be open to parents, coaches and athletes from all sports.
His philosophy is that every parent will at some stage become a sports parent — and will therefore need essential tools to help their child succeed in sport.
He will help parents answer questions like “what are the things you can do as a parent to contribute to your child realising their sporting potential?” And “if your child is talented at sport, how can you help them turn that potential into performance?”.
Wayne understands that parents have an important role to play in how their children view sport and this session is designed to help parents understand the influence they have, and to give them the tools they need to be an outstanding sports parent.
He will conclude his tour by presenting to a group of Northland coach developers on the morning of Friday 14 September.
To register for the public session to be held at the ITM Hockey Centre on Thursday 13 September from 6-8pm please email Joey Yovich, Sport Northland Regional Sport Connector at email@example.com