Sports & Activities
Can sport really be all-inclusive?
Lots of parents wonder whether or not sport can really be inclusive. The short answer is - yes, it can! This of course depends on a variety of factors but there are lots of options for all-inclusive sports for children, you just have to get out there and look for them. While ultra-competitive leagues may [...]
Choosing the right football club
Parents play a substantial role in their child's football development as they approach the world of grassroots competitive football. One of the fundamental decisions is choosing the correct competitive football team - this can impact their development and overall enjoyment of the game, so it must be made carefully. There are lots of factors to [...]
How to effectively introduce a child to sports at a young age
With regards to sports, there is a common misconception that if a child does not start very early, they will never excel at a sport. But younger doesn't always mean better - the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, didn't start swimming until he was 7 years old. So the key is to [...]
What makes a great children’s sports camp?
The school holidays can stretch out in front of parents and children alike and keeping the kids entertained - and the parents sane – isn’t always easy. Working parents have only so much leave for daytrips so finding a great children’s sports camp is a brilliant solution to fill the days and will make for an [...]
Could a sports franchise be right for you?
If you're looking for a change of career, and want to get involved with something that could really make a difference to individuals and the community, a sports franchise could be right up your street. Here's everything you need to know. What is a franchise in sport? If you're not familiar with franchising, the first [...]
Is rugby a good sport for kids?
Rugby, whether league or union, is a great sport for developing a number of valuable skills and attitudes in kids. While there has been some focus on the potential dangers of the sport to the health of elite athletes, sticking to proper protocols and focusing on safety during coaching makes this a superb sport for [...]
Be a hero: how to inspire and be an effective role model
PE stands for physical education, but sport can teach children so much that isn't physical. Sport can aid a child's personal development in a myriad of ways, from learning how to function as part of a team, to learning those leadership skills that will aid them as adults. However, a child's personal development depends on [...]
The positive effects of exercise and sport on children’s studies
You might be well versed in the health benefits of regular exercise and sport for your child, but what about the academic benefits? Exercise can have an incredibly beneficial impact on studies, and children who take part in physical activity regularly are more likely to succeed academically. Let's explore the link between sport and study [...]
How to motivate children into becoming more active
It can be very challenging for parents and carers to motivate their children into doing exercise, sports and physical activity. Children from the ages of six to seventeen need at least one hour of moderate to vigorous exercise a day and bone-strengthening exercises like running or jumping should be carried out three times a week. [...]
Children playing sports can lead to a positive attitude in later life
Children all over the world are finding confidence and self-esteem in the sports they love. Whether it's football, cricket or gymnastics, there is a sport for every child out there. Sports are a fantastic starting point for a child to give them the skills they need for the rest of their lives - but these [...]