In partnership with Sport Canterbury, Waimairi School brought together a panel of local champions - parents, athletes and coaches - to address the theme: How to Raise a Champion - Balance is Better.
The speakers and panellists included Anton and Laila Cooper (MTB champion and his mother), Jackie Cowan (lecturer and researcher), Jonelle Quane (Surf Life Saving NZ) and Tracy Campbell (teacher and mother of two Canterbury basketballers) and Andrea Hewitt (Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist).
The purpose of the evening was to hear from these speakers and de-bunk the following myths:
The guest speakers had personal and powerful messages to share with the audience proving these myths wrong about how we can actively support children to become 'champions' - Not necessarily the absolute best at something, but the best version of themselves.
When there is less pressure on children to specialise, there is more fun in participating and that childhood success does not always lead to adult success in their sport.
All profits from ticket sales will go towards getting solar power for the Waimairi School pool.For more information on Sport New Zealand’s Balance is Better, please visit:https://issuu.com/sport-nz/docs/sportnz_balenceisbetter_v01?e=5937312/36794267
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