11 Jun 2019

Wayne Goldsmith on how we keep NZ kids playing sport

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:07 pm on 11 June 2019

Sport is  a big part of our national identity, and that's reflected in sport participation rates for kids in New Zealand.  It hovers around 90% and that makes us the envy of the world.  

But 70% of kids who participate in sport drop out between the ages of 13 and 17. Fortnite and TV are not the enemy of sport, outdated coaching is says sports innovator and coach educator  Wayne Goldsmith.

He's worked with everyone from the All Blacks to Olympian Michael Phelps. He's on a mission to stop the number of kids quitting athletic activities by helping coaches see how sport can be more like Fortnite in a good way - engaging, inspiring, and connecting.   

Wayne Goldsmith will be holding an event for parents in New Zealand to talk about   how coaches, teachers, sports administrators, club officials and parents can help kids get the most from their sports experience.

ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington 7 pm - 9 pm.

Bookings can be made here 

Wayne Goldsmith

Wayne Goldsmith Photo: supplied \ Wayne Goldsmith

Get the RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)