Martin Gough |

“When I look back, I didn’t celebrate enough the little wins on the way”

Often a lone female coach in a male environment, Eira Parry made a name for herself with success from school to international level, establishing some lasting relationships, and now works with rowing parents. She talks to Martin Gough about her coaching highlights

Winners of the biggest events always grab the headlines but what is left after the results have been forgotten? Memories and strong relationships endure long after the medals have been consigned to a cupboard.

Parry has a photo from her wedding to Olympian Peter Beaumont, with some of the athletes she has coached during a career spanning two decades. One of them calls Parry her “Rowing Mum” and Parry now works in helping parents support their children through their sporting careers.


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