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Parents in Sport Week

This week the BEF has joined forces with the NSPCC and the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), along with more than 100 sports organisations in the UK and Ireland, to promote Parents in Sports Week.

From 2 to 8 October, we are celebrating all of those amazing parents who have encouraged and supported their child’s love of horses and in particular their job as a groom.
The BGA gets many phone calls and emails each week from parents asking questions on all kinds of things ranging from employment through to career advancement. We believe that parents are a very important part of the support team behind our association. So much so that they have their own dedicated section on the website, you can find out more by clicking here

“From Olympic athletes to grassroots players there is consistent agreement that parents are most important in initiating involvement in sport and supporting long-term positive engagement,” said Anne Tiivas, Director of the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), a statement which the BGA agrees with when it comes to the role of being a groom.

Lucy Katan, Executive Director of the BGA says, “For many years working with horses has been seen as a stop gap job to ‘get it out of your system’. A career with horses can be a great choice and offers many opportunities. We would strongly encourage all parents/guardians to join their child to the BGA for a support network, and to ensure their livelihoods are protected with the correct personal accident insurance.”

If you are a parent and want to understand more about your child’s role as a groom please do take time to look around the website, or get in touch if you have any questions.
To find out more about the BEF and their support of the Parents in Sport Week click here

#parentsinsportweek #sportsparents #proudparents

Image courtesey of Will Baxter

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