Dover College

Non-Perfect Dad Event Supports Parents

Non-Perfect Dad Event Supports Parents

For those parents who spend their weekends standing on the side of a football, rugby or cricket pitch. Or driving to the latest gymnastics or swimming competition, we all want our children to enjoy participating in their chosen sport, and as parents we want to support them in the best way.

Richard Shorter (Non-Perfect Dad) is a top sports coach who has worked with some of the top sporting youth teams in the country, including England Rugby U18 Boys & Girls, England Hockey U16 & U18 Boys and Girls. He has also worked a number of the UK’s top professional sports teams in their academy system, including Saracens, Essex County Cricket, Newcastle Falcons & Somerset County Cricket. Richard uses his skills and experiences to speak to parents about how they can help to produce winning character on and off the sports field.

Richard Shorter, the Non-Perfect Dad said:

“My interactive meetings for mothers and fathers give practical support and advice on how to support children in gaining the most from their sports experience. Focusing on ensuring that players have the right mindset to support success on and off the sport’s pitch”

Dover College will be hosting The Non-Perfect Dad at the school on Friday 22nd March from 7pm. It will be an exclusive opportunity for parents to hear how they can help their child to grow in confidence and self-esteem on and off the sports field. His engaging style helps share information and ideas on how parents can best support their children in the sporting area, while shaping resilience and the mindset young people need to navigate the highs and lows of competitive sport. There will also be plenty of opportunities for Q&A.

Tom Butt, Director of Sport at Dover College said:

“We are delighted to be bringing Richard to the College for what I am sure will be an engaging, fun and honest evening and I would like to extend the invite to all parents of children involved in sport, of any age. Richard has a wealth of experience in working with many schools, clubs and performance programmes and I am excited to see what he will bring to the College in March”

Tickets for the exclusive evening are £15 each including a hot meal. Book your tickets today by calling 01303 205969 or email