28 Nov 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
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Head of Service (Leisure Service Operations)
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Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Wiltshire Council
Leisure Assistant
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Location: Wymondham, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
Full-Time & Part-Time Personal Trainers
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Location: West London, United Kingdom
Company: Hogarth Group - The Park Club
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
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Location: Ealing, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Gym Instructor
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Regional Account Manager
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FOH Reception Manager
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Location: Malvern, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
BA (Hons) Sports Marketing
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in this issue

• Labour reveals vision for activity-focused NHS
• Snap Fitness targets UK rollout
• The Student Hotel to target millennials

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10 Nov - 11 Dec 2014
St Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
04 Dec 2014
IOG Conference and Industry Awards
stadiummk, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
06-07 Dec 2014
Bodypower Expo - South Africa
JEC, Johannesburg, South Africa
10-11 Dec 2014
The Turf and Grass Expo
Palexpo Convention Center, Geneva, Switzerland
03-06 Jan 2015
2nd Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
TBA, Athens, Greece
13-15 Jan 2015
EAG International
ExCeL London, London,
Property & tenders
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Leisure Management Contract: Market Engagement Day
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
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News headlines
Architect awarded the IOC Pierre de Coubertin medal  
Architect awarded the IOC Pierre de Coubertin medal

By Katie Buckley

Geraint John, an established senior advisor at Populous, is today (28 November) being awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for outstanding services to the Olympic Movement. Populous is a global sports design and architecture practice and has worked on several Olympic projects including Sydney 2000, London 2012 and Sochi 2014. John is the first architect, and indeed Briton, to ever receive the Pierre de Coubertin .... more>>
Nick Clegg reveals “biggest ever single investment in cycling”  
Nick Clegg reveals “biggest ever single investment in cycling”

By Tom Walker

The government is to invest £214m into making cycling safer in the UK as part of plans to double the number of journeys made on bikes by 2020. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg – who made the announcement today (27 November) at a cycling summit in Bristol – said it was the largest single investment in cycling .... more>>

STA announces new CEO as Roger Millward steps down  
By Jak Phillips

Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) CEO Roger Millward has announced that he will retire next summer, with his son Theo set to take over the reigns at the .... more>>
John Steele to join Loughborough Uni as executive director of sport  
By Tom Walker

John Steele will leave his role as CEO of Youth Sport Trust (YST) to become executive director of sport at Loughborough University at the end of the year. Speaking of his appointment, Steele – who has been at YST since February 2012 – said: “It’s a great privilege to take on the role at Loughborough, at a time when the .... more>>
Qatar reveals third stadium for 2022 World Cup  
By Katie Buckley

Designs have been revealed for the third out of five stadiums being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Multinational .... more>>
Serco to sell leisure arm  
By Jak Phillips

Up to 70 UK leisure and sports facilities face an uncertain future after operator Serco announced plans to sell its leisure arm. Services giant Serco is .... more>>
UK Sport chair – National Lottery  
By Tom Walker

UK Sport chair Rod Carr has warned of complacency over Team GB’s recent Olympic successes and has called for continued investment in elite sport using National .... more>>
Fitness First India invests US$26m in 30 new fitness clubs  
By Helen Andrews

Fitness First Group has announced plans to spend more than Rs160 crores (US$26m, €21m, £16.4m) on its expansion in India, to open 30 new premium fitness clubs .... more>>
Tony Fernandes: QPR  
By Tom Walker

The owner and chair of Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR), Tony Fernandes, has said the club must move away from its .... more>>
Grimshaw and Andrew Burges win Sydney Aquatic Centre design contest  
By Katie Buckley

Global architecture firm Grimshaw and Australian firm Andrew Burges have won an international competition to design and build .... more>>
MPs get on board to tackle physical inactivity  
By Kath Hudson

MPs attending the first ever first Parliamentary Debate on physical activity have agreed the government has a large role to play in kickstarting a reversal of the current trend towards .... more>>
Sport Northern Ireland launches mental health and wellbeing programme  
By Tom Walker

Sport Northern Ireland (SNI) has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing pilot programme, aiming to increase awareness of the importance of mental health among .... more>>
Ill-fated £3.2m Boscombe Reef ‘a laughing stock’ among surfing community  
By Ashley Harrison

Boscombe’s £3.2m man-made surfing reef has been branded a ‘laughing stock,’ with the surfers it was built for having long .... more>>
AFC Wimbledon submits stadium plans for Plough Lane site  
By Tom Walker

AFC Wimbledon has submitted a planning application to Merton Council for a new stadium at Plough Lane in South London. The League Two football club is .... more>>
Glasgow 2014 tourism contributed £282m to Scottish economy  
By Helen Andrews

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games contributed to £282m worth of Scottish tourism revenue in 2014, according to a study carried out on behalf of Scottish .... more>>

Malcolm McPhail

Malcolm McPhail

CEO of Life Leisure on the importance of tapping into the 87 per cent of the population who are physically inactive
In safe hands

Protecting children in sport:
In safe hands

The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit has been working with leading sports bodies to raise the bar for protecting young athletes
Laying it down

Sport surfaces:
Laying it down

A look at recently completed pitch projects – from Russia's first high-tech natural pitch to rejuvenated tennis courts
A design dialogue

Mike Hall column:
A design dialogue

FaulknerBrowns' sports partner on the need for a positive design dialogue
Women (and girls) in sport

Editor’s Letter:
Women (and girls) in sport

Progress is being made, but much remains to be done to fully engage girls and women in sport
SALTEX special

SALTEX special

Presenting the highlights and new products on display at the recent IOG Saltex show at Windsor Racecourse, Berkshire
Prehab workouts

Fitness in sport:
Prehab workouts

Sam Murphy on the value of prehabilitation in preventing injury among elite athletes and helping sports centres assist members
Turf wars

Focus on grassroots football:
Turf wars

The number of people playing football is falling. Tom Walker speaks to Football Foundation CEO Paul Thorogood
Wattbike Promotion

Promotional Feature:
Wattbike Promotion

When UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, were looking to find the next generation of Olympic champions they turned to Wattbike

Emerging sports:

As the first indoor, purpose-built parkour centre opens in east London, we take a closer look at this thriving sport
Product news
Gerflor strengthens with acquisition of US sports surfacing company

Gerflor strengthens with acquisition of US sports surfacing company


Flooring specialist Gerflor has completed the acquisition of the US sports surfacing company Connor Sport Court International. The move brings three leading brands.
London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people

London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people


A range of skin and bodycare products designed for active people by active people has been launched. British entrepreneur Lara Morgan is the creative force behind ‘activbod’.
FitLinxx enters consumer market with tracker built on accuracy and comfort

FitLinxx enters consumer market with tracker built on accuracy and comfort


A device as small and offering the same level of comfort as a plaster will allow users to accurately track their heart rate and activity.
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Elite cycling centre’s testing and training on track with Wattbike

The UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland, is the elite coaching and training centre based at the headquarters of cycling’s world governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
  Elite cycling centre’s testing and training on track with Wattbike
Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength

Life Fitness’ multi-site contract with Serco has been extended for a further five years under which it will provide fitness equipment across the management company’s entire leisure portfolio.
  Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength

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