Parents and guardians of young athletes have many roles. As well as being their child’s number one fan, they are their taxi driver, nutritionist, psychologist. Alongside this, parents and guardians also have an important role in their child’s development as a clean athlete. This requires an understanding of anti-doping rules, and just as importantly, an ability to positively influence their child’s values and behaviours, which in turn can prevent doping.
We invite parents, guardians, all athletes, and others who work with young athletes, to watch the recording of the webinar where our expert panellists discussed this important topic.
Joining us were Dr Lubna Sibtain, whose daughter was the first female swimmer and youngest female Olympian from Pakistan, and Jodi Brown, a former international netball player, parent, and member of Drug Free Sport New Zealand’s Education Team. They shared their experiences and provided practical tips on how parents and guardians can take learn about, and take an active role in clean sport.