Sports ex­pert to speak to coaches and ath­letes

Whangarei Report - - SPORT - with BRENT EAST­WOOD chief ex­ec­u­tive, Sport North­land

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 jose­phy@sport­north.co.nz

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