27 Feb 2015 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
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Regional Manager
Salary: up to £50,000 + c20% bonus
Location: London and Northern Home Counties area, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

General Manager
Salary: $55,000 tax free salary
Location: Beirut
Company: Lifestyles Health and Fitness
Head of Service (Leisure Service Operations)
Salary: £56,819 - £62,639 pa
Location: Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Company: Wiltshire Council
Regional Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: Asia
Company: Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd
Strategic Development Manager
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Location: Middle East
Company: Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd
Learn to Swim Manager
Salary: £26-28k dependent on experience + performance related pay
Location: Bury, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Becky Adlington's Swim Stars
Swimming Teacher
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Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Becky Adlington's Swim Stars
Fitness Advisor / Personal Trainer
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Location: Battersea
Company: Stars Gym
Gym Manager
Salary: £18,000-£23,000 ( Dependent on experience )
Location: Watford, United Kingdom
Company: NRG Gym Limited
Head of Inclusive Activities
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Location: Birmingham or London, United Kingdom
Company: National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

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in this issue

• David Stalker to step down as ukactive CEO
• Boutique market 'coming of age'
• Gleneagles Hotel and golf resort up for sale

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25-27 Feb 2015
IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, United States
02-04 Mar 2015
International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany
03 Mar 2015
Healing Summit 2015
Hotel de Rome, Berlin, Germany
04-05 Mar 2015
The Sport Business Summit
The TimesCenter, New York, United States
10-11 Mar 2015
Retail Business Technology Expo
Olympia London, London, United Kingdom
10-13 Mar 2015
MIPIM 2015
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Property & tenders
Outsourcing of Food and Beverage operation
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: MW Estates
Leisure Management Opportunity
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Soft Market Testing Opportunity
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Inverclyde Leisure IT Provision Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
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News headlines
Chelsea FC nets £40m-a-year shirt sponsorship deal  
Chelsea FC nets £40m-a-year shirt sponsorship deal

By Jak Phillips

Chelsea Football Club has secured the second-largest shirt sponsorship deal in English football history as the club bids to boost its transfer market war chest without falling foul of Financial Fair Play rules. The English Premier League leader has .... more>>
Milwaukee Bucks name leading architects for proposed arena development  
Milwaukee Bucks name leading architects for proposed arena development

By Tom Anstey

Milwaukee Bucks basketball team has appointed a group of architects including sports specialist Populous, and Wisconsin-based HNTB and Eppstein Uhen, to begin developing designs for a new sports and entertainment complex in downtown Milwaukee. “Wisconsin deserves a world-class sports and entertainment .... more>>

Fifa says no to disgruntled clubs and bodies seeking World Cup compensation  
By Tom Anstey

Fifa has said it will not pay out compensation to football clubs and leagues unhappy with plans to hold the 2022 Qatar World .... more>>
Man Utd legends set to unveil Hotel Football  
By Jak Phillips

A quintet of Manchester United legends led by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs will unveil their latest trophy on 2 March – the world’s first ever Hotel Football. .... more>>
New charter for disability sport to help people “get out of starting blocks”  
By Tom Walker

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has launched a new Charter for Change, designed to ensure many more disabled people can reap the benefits of being active for life. The charter looks to establish three priorities for all those organisations an companies .... more>>
Leisure Media unveils new CLAD titles for leisure architects, designers, investors and developers  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure Media, the global media business for professionals working across all the leisure industries, has announced the launch of a new raft of publications for leisure architects, designers, investors and developers. The company has set up a new global division called CLAD - the Community of Leisure Architects and Designers - to control the .... more>>
Qatar World Cup to be held in November/December  
By Tom Walker

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will take place in November and December – despite fierce opposition to the timing from major European football leagues. Temperatures in Qatar during June and July – the traditional timing for the World Cup – can .... more>>
UFC faces tough task to bring British combat sports under one banner  
By Tom Anstey

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is aiming to bring together British combat sports under one banner but could face a bumpy road after being forced to withdraw support to April’s .... more>>
Tottenham's £400m stadium development to go ahead after High Court victory  
By Tom Anstey

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, London, UK, has been given the green light to build a new 56,250-capacity stadium after winning its High Court battle against .... more>>
John Oxley to swap Active Nation for Places for People Leisure  
By Jak Phillips

Active Nation managing director John Oxley is to join rival operator Places for People Leisure (PPL) as operations director and will also sit on its main Board of Directors. Oxley has spent seven years at the Active Nation helm and was previously .... more>>
Innovative designs unveiled for Stockholm cycling centre  
By Katie Buckley

Belatchew Architects have revealed designs for a new ‘Bike Garage’ in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden, to cater for the growing ranks of cyclists in the city. .... more>>
Leisure dominates in ‘Designs of the year 2015’ shortlist  
By Katie Buckley

Sport, museum, culture, recreation and mixed use schemes all feature on the shortlist for this year’s Designs of the Year award. Of 76 nominated projects, .... more>>
Castleford Tigers gets green light for £135m stadium plans  
By Tom Walker

Wakefield Council has given planning permission for Castleford Tigers’ ambitious £135m stadium complex. As well as a 10,000-capacity stadium, the development .... more>>
Labour announces ‘apprenticeship guarantee’ for school leavers  
By Jak Phillips

Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined plans that would guarantee apprenticeships for every school leaver in England who "gets the grades" by 2020. Labour has this week been detailing the .... more>>
SRA launches  
By Tom Walker

Increased support for grassroots sports organisations and an emphasis on local physical activity strategies are among the five "asks" for ministers ahead of this year’s General Election. Launching its "to do list" for politicians, the Sports and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has .... more>>


Growing sports:

Football’s small-sized, indoor version is taking Europe by storm. The FA’s Tony Snow explains how UK operators can get involved
Sport participation

Sport participation

Sport England’s director of insight, Lisa O’Keefe, asks whether we really understand what young people want from sport

Thought leaders:

Views and opinions from Sunday Times journalist John Goodbody, anti-doping chief Andy Parkinson and Emma Boggis – new CEO of Sports and Recreation Alliance
Game On

Game On

A recap of the recent Sports Facility Show and guidance on how to choose the appropriate sports flooring
Healthy Cities - Happy Cities

Mike Hall column:
Healthy Cities - Happy Cities

FaulknerBrowns’ sports partner on the building of healthy cities
Lockers and changing rooms

Lockers and changing rooms

Sport-kit.net editor Jason Holland lists the latest products for kitting out your facility’s changing rooms
Pitch inspection

Focus on sports surfaces:
Pitch inspection

A round-up of the latest sport pitch projects in the UK – from artificial clay at a tennis club to the “perfect grass” for rugby
Ryder Cup

News report:
Ryder Cup

How technology and temporary facilities helped deliver an unforgettable event
Green Shoots

Green Shoots

From Brazil to Poppleton, Tom Walker looks at the ways sport is being used as a tool for promoting environmental awareness
School sport – could try harder

Editor’s Letter:
School sport – could try harder

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Product news
LED solution lights the way for Hyndburn leisure facility

LED solution lights the way for Hyndburn leisure facility


MHA Lighting’s new LED technology has been installed at Hyndburn Leisure Centre with the aim of reducing energy consumption and bills.
London 2012 training pool to be installed at Bath University

London 2012 training pool to be installed at Bath University


A training pool used during the London 2012 Olympics is being installed at Bath University as part of the legacy of the Games.
Stripy effect tops off star project at Nottingham school facility

Stripy effect tops off star project at Nottingham school facility


A full-size artificial grass pitch and 5-a-side area have been resurfaced by Thornton Sports as part of a joint venture between Rushcliffe School and Field Sports Management at Nottingham Football Centre.
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The company has a range of synthetic turf products designed for soccer, rugby, and hockey at all levels of the game.

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