Participation in sport: A discussion we need to have - Simon Walters

Radio Sport,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 12:35PM
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Dr Simon Walters, a senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology specialising in coaching, development and children's sport, thinks the decision from New Zealand's five main sporting bodies to tackle the issue of dropping participation in junior sport has opened up a conversation that we need to have.

He admits some people will be confronted with the idea of changing how we coach and the programmes we have in place for kids, however the research is clear and it needs to be explored and talked about to reach the best outcome. 

Dr Walters spoke with Jason Pine about the landmark campaign.