Calling for parents to set the example at local sports

Following the news last week where a woman was arrested resulting from a violent brawl at a children's basketball game in Melbourne's North West, we're asking all parents to just let their kids play at junior sporting competitions in our local area.

It's important that our kids get all the support and encouragement they can when it comes to healthy physical activity and well being. When nasty instances occur, it tends to weaken the great work everyone else in our local sporting communities are doing to ensure our kids enjoy their sporting and social outlet every weekend.

Plenty Valley fm basketball show presenter, Craig Wright, wants to make sure that parents take a minute to think about the example that they're setting.

"The disappointing thing here in this specific reported case is that on face value kids who obviously look forward to their Saturday morning sport have missed out on their weekly enjoyment for the careless and reckless behaviour of people not even on court," he said.

With over 120 basketball teams from the Nillumbik, Banyule and Whittlesea areas participating in the major Victorian junior competition each week, that's a lot of kids looking for appropriate role models to help encourage and inspire their sporting goals, ambitions and even life skills, such as teamwork and respect.

Kids in our local areas love their sports and it's every parent and responsible adult's role to make sure that they set a great example for our young sports stars to follow.

You can listen to Plenty Valley fm's dedicated basketball show Outside the Arcs every Saturday from 10am - 12noon or follow on Twitter: @Outsidethearcs #PVFMHoops.




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