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The Sporting Parent



The Sporting Parent

By Nathan Parnham

I’m Nathan Parnham, an athletic development coach based in Brisbane Australia. I’ve worked in various roles throughout my career in the development and professional space across both genders for close to two decades. In my current role I’m the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Brisbane Grammar School.


I’ve been fortunate to have worked with and at some stage played a role in the development of state, national, and professional athletes across a variety of sports. Several of which are currently in the Australian Netball League, A/W-league's, NRL, Super Rugby, Rugby7s, and the ITF Tennis Circuit. Having recently transitioned back into the development space following the Parramatta Eels (NRL) and Aussie 7s (Rugby Australia).


With a big passion in the development space, and how we shape our athletes of the future, I’ve become aware of the limited accessibility to quality information out there for parents. As a parent, making informed decisions regarding your child’s development is paramount. To not only encourage them to become better people, making healthier lifelong choices- but to also increase their likelihood of success, should they be fortunate enough to have sport as a career down the track.


Built on passion, I’m striving to provide a free online resource to educate and empower a movement of likeminded parents. Specifically, who care about their child’s development. Succeeding in sharing and supporting each other throughout their journey… So, come and join me!



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