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Duty Manager - Facilities
Salary: Up to £18,000 pa
Location: Stanmore, London, United Kingdom
Company: Aspire National Training Centre

Club Development Manager
Salary: £34,000
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club
Development and Support Officer
Salary: £23,000 (pro rata -£11,500 - 18.5 hrs pw)
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Strategic Lead - Organisational Development
Salary: £28,000-£32,000 (pro rata for 20 hrs pw)
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Strategic Lead - Physical Activity and Health
Salary: £36,000-£40,000
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Action Challenge Instructor
Salary: £6.73 per hour
Location: Cumbria, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
Deputy General Manager
Salary: Circa £67k per annum
Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
Salary: -
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
Assistant Manager
Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 depending on experience
Location: Various, United Kingdom
Company: Powerleague
Gym Manager
Salary: -
Location: Tilehurst, Reading, United Kingdom
Company: Rivers Health and Fitness

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in this issue

• Olympic Park opens to public after £300m investment
• Disregard 'feelings' over obesity
• Bill Shankly hotel plans revealed

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Piscine Middle East
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24-25 Apr 2014
Hotelier Summit Africa 2014
TBC, Casablanca, Morocco
28-29 Apr 2014
Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Miami, United States
28 Apr - 01 May 2014
Hotelympia 2014
ExCel - London, London, United Kingdom
30 Apr 2014
Postgraduate Open Evening - Bucks New Uni
Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
30 Apr - 01 May 2014
Active-net 2014
Ricoh Stadium , Coventry, United Kingdom
Property & tenders
Maximise Your Property Asset Potential With Natural Retreats
Location: Company: Natural Retreats
Commercial Development Opportunities At Brockholes Visitor Centre And Nature Reserve
Location: Company: Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Invitation to provide a quotation to conduct an Options Appraisal for the future management of Chichester District Council's Sport and Leisure facilities
Location: Chichester Company: Chichester District Council
Edinburgh Leisure Fitness Equipment Tender
Location: Edinburgh Company: Edinburgh Leisure
Leisure Opportunity To Lease
Location: Isle of Wight Company: Scotcher and Co
Seasonal Coastal Visitor - Transport Operator
Location: North Tyneside Company: North Tyneside Council
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News headlines
Tour de France UK volunteers all set for Yorkshire showdown  
Tour de France UK volunteers all set for Yorkshire showdown

By Jak Phillips

Thousands of volunteers are gearing up for the ride of their life after being selected as the first ever Tour Makers for the UK-leg of the 2014 Tour de France. Tour Makers will operate as the volunteer force to welcome millions of visitors when .... more>>
Disability sport in England to receive £8m boost  
Disability sport in England to receive £8m boost

By Tom Walker

A total of 44 disability sport projects will share an £8m funding boost from Sport England. The grants are part of Sport England's Inclusive Sports Fund and are aimed at creating more opportunities for disabled people to take part. The grants come as the number of disabled people regularly playing sport is on the rise. In December 2013, Sport England's Active People Survey revealed that 1.67 million disabled people – the highest recorded number ever – now play .... more>>

Most children wouldn't miss competitive aspect of school sport  
By Tom Walker

The majority of UK children would not miss the competitive element of school sport if it was removed, according to a survey by Marylebone Cricket Club and cricket charity Chance to Shine. The study - involving 1,000 .... more>>
Sport an  
By Tom Walker

The House of Lords Committee on Soft Power has highlighted the role sport plays in promoting Britain internationally. In its final report, entitled Persuasion and Power in .... more>>
Community initiative launched to train 50,000 'sport leaders'  
By Tom Walker

A new community sport initiative will look to train up 50,000 young people as sport leaders, as part of efforts to increase the number of young people who take part in physical activity. .... more>>
Lack of exercise and sport participation prevalent in EU, says new research  
By Chris Dodd

More than half of European Union citizens never or seldom take part in exercise or play sport, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. The research .... more>>
Dundee aquatic facility spurs city-wide swimming participation  
By Chris Dodd

The number of people in Dundee taking part in swimming has jumped 17.5 per cent, with the boom being attributed to the city’s £31m Olympia development. The .... more>>
Tom Daley Diving Academy to launch in London  
By Tom Walker

Olympic medallist Tom Daley has teamed up with leisure centre and pool operator GLL as part of efforts to create a lasting diving legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Tom Daley Diving Academy will look to attract both adults and children to take up the sport. The Academy will begin operation at the .... more>>
Sport Wales to tackle inequalities in sport with £3m investment  
By Tom Walker

Sport Wales is to invest a total of £3m into making sport more accessible to groups that traditionally find taking part in activities challenging. £1.5m will be made available through the Calls4Action scheme to make sport more attractive to young women and girls, while a further £1.5m will be dedicated to projects .... more>>
Manchester City teams up with TRX for fitness programmes  
By Jak Phillips

English Premier League title contender Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) is hoping a new tie-up with fitness equipment supplier TRX can give it the edge in .... more>>
Dave Brailsford steps down from British Cycling  
By Tom Walker

Sir Dave Brailsford, the mastermind behind Team GB cycling success at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, is set to leave his job as performance director .... more>>
New natural turf improvement scheme launched by IOG  
By Tom Walker

A new scheme is looking to raise the standards of community sports pitches in England. The new £1.3m Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme is designed to improve the care of natural turf surfaces – as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among .... more>>
Sajid Javid replaces Maria Miller as culture secretary  
By Jak Phillips

Sajid Javid has been appointed as new secretary of state for culture, media, sport and equalities, replacing Maria Miller who resigned this morning. He joins the cabinet having previously .... more>>
Olympic athletes' commission joins Professional Players Federation  
By Tom Walker

The British Athletes Commission (BAC), which represents more than 1,500 of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, has joined forces with the Professional Players Federation (PPF). Set .... more>>
SportAccord event kicks off in Belek, Turkey  
By Tom Walker

The 12th annual SportAccord Convention has opened for business in the resort town of Belek in Turkey. Held at the Susesi Convention Centre, the annual event .... more>>

Sweating the assets

CSR Series:
Sweating the assets

In the first of a new series on corporate social responsibility, Crispin Andrews speaks to the people behind the wildly popular Sweatshop running clubs
David Stalker

David Stalker

CEO of ukactive, the trade association for the active leisure sector, speaks about the importance of becoming the government's delivery partner of health and wellbeing

Technology news:

New app aims to encourage participation in sport; technology becoming increasingly important in Olympic medal success
A look at the latest industry news

A look at the latest industry news

Prince Harry launches paralympic-style games for injured soldiers; Etihad expansion to make it second largest EPL venue; sports minister calls for more opportunities for girls
Consumer spending

Consumer spending

A welcomed legacy of the London 2012 Games has been an increase in consumer spending on sport. The Sports Industry Research Centre presents the figures
Inspiring nations

Exporting the legacy:
Inspiring nations

The charity International Inspiration was set up to deliver a global legacy from the London 2012 Games. We speak to Olympic champion and IN trustee Katherine Grainger

On the cover...:

San Francisco 49ers star Tramaine Brock

Natural turf improvements:

Jason Booth on the push to improve standards in the natural turf sector
Youth Sport

Coming of age:
Youth Sport

The Youth Charter, which aims to tackle anti-social behaviour and inequality through sport, is celebrating its 21st birthday
Product news
Addressing functional imbalances

Addressing functional imbalances


The Jordan Training Academy has launched five brand new courses designed to bridge the gap between medical and alternative healthcare intervention and the prevention of injury, by teaching healthcare and fitness professionals to identify, assess and train distinctive functional imbalances.
Having a ball

Having a ball


Distributed in the UK by GymKit UK, the Ugi ball combines the squish of a beanbag with the bounce-back of a stress ball.
Cap2's CoursePro introduced by GLL

Cap2's CoursePro introduced by GLL


Leisure trust GLL has launched new software to simplify the management of the 68,000 people taking part in lessons and courses across its 115 centres.
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