Tom Parsons is the CEO of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and an EUA board member since 2022. He was a long-serving mayo midfielder who retired from inter-county football in 2021.
1. What are you trying to achieve as a Board member of EU Athletes?
I believe in the power of the collective voice, and that players want to be change agents when it comes to the future of sport. I want to help harness that collective voice between athletes and player associations at national and international level.
2. In your view, what has been the most important achievement of EU Athletes during your time on the Board?
The coming together under one collective structure of player associations in Europe and forming a body that defends, protects and advances player rights and interests.
3. What is in your opinion the biggest challenge that player associations are facing in 2022?
The voice of athletes heard as key stakeholders within National Governing Bodies & federations in Sport still remains the biggest challenge.