Guest, Gordon MacLelland

Guest Name: 
Gordon MacLelland
Gordon MacLelland
Guest Occupation: 
CEO of 'Working with Parents in Sport'
Guest Biography: 

Gordon MacLelland is the CEO of ‘Working with Parents in Sport'.  A coach of 20 years, with experience at all age levels from Under 7 to adults.  He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 10 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand. Gordon set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach to all age levels from 7 year olds to Adults. He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University. He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 10 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand for the last 16 years.

He is the author of two books, ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of children in sport and ‘Engage’ – A coaches guide to building positive relationships with parents. In recent times he has become a parent to two children and the early sporting experiences of his own children prompted him to set up the company as well as write the two books above.

As a speaker he brings a wealth of experience to working with organizations, coaches and parents gathered through 20 years as a teacher and coach as well as a parent currently involved in children’s sport.

‘Working with Parents in Sport’ supports parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences. We are a UK based company that works with sporting organizations globally, providing unbiased information that understands the difficulties that parents and coaches face in today’s world. Our partners currently include amongst others, England Rugby, UK Coaching, Cricket Scotland, Northern Ireland FA, Sport Northern Ireland and the Little Athletics franchise in Australia.

Great Sports Parenting : A Pocketbook Guide Helping You Support Your Child