For parents of children and teenagers at all levels of interest and ability, the role you play will have an enormous influence on their participation and enjoyment of sport as a life-long activity. From introducing physical play at a young age, to being a positive role model, choosing a safe and supportive club, volunteering at events, transporting them to training, and sharing the highs and lows of competitive activities – a parent’s supporting role will be significant and challenging, but also rewarding.