01 Nov 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
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Rackets Manager
Salary: -
Location: Ilkley, United Kingdom
Company: Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

Recreation Assistant
Salary: Circa £18,400 / Grade 7
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA Club
Franchise Manager
Salary: Competitive salary circa £33,000
Location: Fulham, London and the UK, United Kingdom
Company: Tinies UK Ltd
Business Development Officer
Salary: Up to £22,667
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
HR Administration Officer
Salary: Grade 4 starting at £15,598
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Company: Brio Leisure
Business Development Manager
Salary: £40k - £45k
Location: East Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: Freedom Leisure Ltd
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Camden, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Title: Assistant Manager – Resources
Salary: £24,000
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Company: Cheshire County Sports Club
Gymnastics Club Coach
Salary: Competitive
Location: Southend on Sea, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Membership Sales Advisor
Salary: Attractive salary package
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active

Training directory

in this issue

• PHE launches framework to tackle inactivity
• Fitness First plans German sale
• Luxury yachyt hotel debuts in Victoria Docks

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31 Oct - 01 Nov 2014
Spa and Wellness International Congress
Borodino Hotel, Moscow , Russia
03-07 Nov 2014
National Spa Awareness Week (NSAW)
Various, United Kingdom
04-05 Nov 2014
Soccerex African Forum 2014
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa
04-05 Nov 2014
The Luxury Property Show
The Hurlingham Club, London, United Kingdom
04-05 Nov 2014
Sport Obiekt
Kielce, Poland
05 Nov 2014
Postgraduate Open Evening - Bucks New Uni
Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Property & tenders
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
Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
Location: Company: Horizon Leisure
Leisure Management Contract
Location: Company: Hart District Council
Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk Company: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
Location: Company: Abingdon-on-Thames Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
East London's 'Rom' becomes Europe’s first listed skatepark  
East London's 'Rom' becomes Europe’s first listed skatepark

By Katie Buckley

The ‘Rom’ in Hornchurch, East London, has been given Grade II listed status by English Heritage and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Opened in 1978, the Rom, named after a nearby river, is one of the finest surviving examples of early skatepark designs in the UK. The decision to protect the park .... more>>
Exclusive: Sports Direct to offer £5 gym memberships  
Exclusive: Sports Direct to offer £5 gym memberships

By Jak Phillips

Sports Direct’s gym chain – Sports Direct Fitness – is to offer memberships from as little as £5 per month for its business model, which will see health clubs embedded in the group’s retail stores. Embracing the ethos with which Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley built his retail empire, the gym arm will sell .... more>>

University of Nottingham to build £40m sports complex  
By Tom Walker

University of Nottingham has announced plans to invest £40m in a new sports complex at its University Park campus. The .... more>>
London NFL franchise worth “more than £100m” to UK economy  
By Tom Walker

A London-based National Football League (NFL) team would be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a study carried out by Deloitte. The figure .... more>>
CIMSPA starts search for new CEO  
By Jak Phillips

CIMSPA has begun the recruitment process for its long term CEO as the organisation pushes forward with its transformation programme. The closing date for applications for the CEO role – based at CIMSPA HQ in Loughborough – is 14 November and the .... more>>
UK Sport to consider changing funding criteria after Rio 2016  
By Tom Walker

The government’s high performance sport agency UK Sport is to reconsider its “no compromise” approach to funding elite sport. Speaking to the BBC, UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl said the agency would launch a consultation, during which all stakeholders – such as national governing bodies – will have an opportunity .... more>>
Parks and leisure centre budgets at risk due to ‘£4.3bn social care black hole’  
By Jak Phillips

Council-run parks and leisure centres could be in jeopardy thanks to a £4.3bn funding 'black hole' in adult care services caused by austerity cuts and an ageing .... more>>
Shortlist announced for Sportswomen of the Year awards  
By Tom Walker

The Ashes-winning England cricket team, the world cup-winning rugby union team and European champion Jo Pavey are among the .... more>>
Latest round of Inspired Facilities Fund announced – 148 projects share £10m  
By Tom Walker

A total of 148 local sports projects will share £10m of National Lottery funding in the latest round of Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The funding is aimed at breathing new .... more>>
Chelsea recruits ex-Liverpool MD Christian Purslow to head global expansion  
By Tom Walker

Chelsea Football Club has appointed former Liverpool FC managing director Christian Purslow as its new head of global commercial activities. A spokesperson said Purslow’s appointment is part plans to build the Premier League's "most pioneering" .... more>>
Cost of Olympic stadium conversion increases to £190m  
By Tom Walker

The cost of converting the London Olympic Stadium into a 54,000-capacity multi-use stadium is set to rise from £154m to £190m due to complications in installing .... more>>
Winter Olympic hero Jenny Jones to launch snowsport club for youngsters  
By Tom Walker

Olympic medallist snowboarder Jenny Jones will launch a new snowsports club aimed at 11-18 year olds in Southampton next week. Located at Alpine Snowsports – a facility operated by leisure charity Active Nation – the Snowsports Club will give .... more>>
Public Health England launches framework to tackle inactivity  
By Jak Phillips

Public Health England (PHE) has today published Everybody Active, Every Day, a framework for nationwide action to combat the physical inactivity .... more>>
UK government to back London-based NFL franchise  
By Tom Walker

Chancellor George Osborne has said the UK government would support plans for a London-based National Football League (NFL) team. Speaking to the Evening .... more>>
New government initiative aiming to strengthen “fan power” at football clubs  
By Tom Walker

The coalition government has launched a new initiative aiming to ensure football fans have more say in the running of their clubs. The Supporter Ownership and Engagement Expert Group will include representatives from government, the English .... more>>

IWG World Conference

Show report:
IWG World Conference

The International Working Group on Women and Sport held its conference in Helsinki in June. Tom Walker reports on the highlights

Emerging sports:

As the first indoor, purpose-built parkour centre opens in east London, we take a closer look at this thriving sport
Gerflor Promotion

Promotional feature:
Gerflor Promotion

Five hours is all it takes with Gerflor
Front row seat

Visiting Brazil 2014:
Front row seat

Charles Cooke, principal at sports architects Populous, reports on his experiences at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil
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
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
SALTEX special

SALTEX special

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

People profiles:

Nicky Roche, CEO of Tour de France HUB, Five Hole for Food's Richard Loat and Nick Hounsfield from The Wave, Bristol
A design dialogue

Mike Hall column:
A design dialogue

FaulknerBrowns' sports partner on the need for a positive design dialogue

Thought leaders:

Alan Shaw, Eric O'Donnell and Dr Aileen Ionescu-Somers give their views
Product news
Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs

Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs


Three Premiership football clubs have contracted Rapid Retail to provide bespoke retail merchandising units for the new season.
Robe Cyclones take fans’ breath away at NHL opener

Robe Cyclones take fans’ breath away at NHL opener


NHL team the Pittsburgh Penguins made an extra special start to the season with Robe’s ‘Cyclone’ LED wash light/fan fixtures.
Decibel range gives fitness enthusiasts something to shout about

Decibel range gives fitness enthusiasts something to shout about


Focusing on maximising training performance without compromising on taste, the new Decibel range is hoping to make some noise in the sports supplements market.
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