Giving parents the guidance they
need to raise athletes.




theathleteplace™️ is a peer-to-peer support and guidance platform for both athletes and their parents. 

We've also created The Parent Hub. 

Our vision? To take the trial and error out of parenting athletes through guidance, information and community.

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Meet The Founders

Joe Fuggle

I’m Joe, founder of theathleteplace and former GB junior 400m hurdler. Born and raised in East Sussex, I am 23 years old and now based at Loughborough University. I have been involved in high-level athletics for 10+ years and am now using my experience, knowledge and passion for helping others to create a brand supporting athletes and parents in athletics. I’d love to help you on your journey!


Caroline Fuggle

I’m Caroline, Co-Founder of theathleteplace's Parental Support and long-suffering Mum of Joe! Needless to say, I’ve been there every step of his athletics journey, through the highs and lows and have felt lucky to have been so involved. As a single parent this journey hasn’t always been easy and there have been more than a few difficult times but, overall, the last 10 years have been amazing. Meeting like-minded athlete-parents has definitely been one of the highlights.





“theathleteplace is such a refreshing and much-needed resource in the athlete world.

To have the space where athletes can feel part of a wider community and express shared thoughts and feelings is so uplifting!”


Morgan Lake
2 x Olympian & 2nd All-Time Great Britain High Jump

We're taking the trial and error out of
parenting athletes.

The Benefits of Parental Support

 We are the first to offer this type of service to parents in athletics. We feel that parental support should have been around for decades.... but it hasn't. 

We're changing this. 

By using the 'been there, done it, and got the t-shirt' approach... our experiences as a former GB athlete and a parent, alongside those of other athletes and parents from the sport, we are simplifying athlete parenting. 


Parenting athletes can sometimes be challenging... but you don't have to do it alone.