17 Apr 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
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UK Sales Director
Salary: Attractive salary package
Location: United Kingdom
Company: Pavigym UK

Membership Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Cranleigh Golf & Country Club
Assistant Community Sport Officer
Salary: £16,998
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: Nottingham City Council
Active Communities Officer
Salary: Grade J £20,400 - £22,443 (pro rata)
Location: Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Recreation Assistant
Salary: £15,000 - £17,000
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: Surrey Sports Park Ltd
Duty Reception Manager
Salary: Starting Salary between 14,000 to 16,000
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Glassworks Health Club
Beauty Therapist
Salary: £6.75-£8 per hour
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Glassworks Health Club
Swimming Teachers
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Location: London and the South, United Kingdom
Company: Community Swimming
Technical Manager
Salary: Dependant on experience
Location: United Kingdom
Company: Borders Sport and Leisure Trust
Development and Support Officer
Salary: £23,000 (pro rata -£11,500 - 18.5 hrs pw)
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire

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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
Tom Daley Diving Academy to launch in London  
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 GLL-managed London Aquatics Centre – where Daley trains as part of his British Diving High Performance Programme – before being introduced at other GLL managed facilities across London and the UK. .... more>>
Sport Wales to tackle inequalities in sport with £3m investment  
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 encouraging more people with disabilities and children from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds to participate more regularly. The funding will be made available to community projects and .... 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>>
Eye-catching designs emerge for Iranian rock climbing gym  
By Jak Phillips

Tehran-based New Wave Architecture have designed a 4,500sq m (48,438sq ft) rock climbing gym for Porlour, Iran, that resembles a giant boulder. The gym overlooks Iran’s highest peak – Mount Damavand – and features a bouldering hall with a climbing .... more>>
CIMSPA team in place to drive through transformation  
By Jak Phillips

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed a transitional management team to restructure the organisation in line with the business plan approved by members in November. The team is charged .... more>>
Sport England invests £9.6m in sustainable sports projects  
By Tom Walker

A total of 28 community sports projects will become more environmentally sustainable thanks to the latest round of Sport England's Improvement Fund. Now in .... more>>
Olympic Park prepares for full opening with Prince Harry, Boris Johnson playdate  
By Tom Walker

With east London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to fully open to the public for the very first time tomorrow (5 April), Prince Harry and Boris Johnson stopped .... more>>
Reynolds Retreat adds fitness trail  
By Tom Walker

With indoor fitness space at a premium, many leisure facilities are looking for ways to make more of their outside space. .... more>>
Manchester City appoints Laing O'Rourke for Etihad expansion  
By Tom Walker

Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) has appointed construction group Laing O'Rourke to build the expansion of its Etihad Stadium. The extension works, designed by architects Populous, .... more>>
Research mounts on importance of an active childhood  
By Jak Phillips

A growing body of research is serving to underline the importance of an active childhood in safeguarding against ill-health later in life. With national activity levels plummeting and the .... more>>


SAPCA directory:

SAPCA, is the recognised trade organisation for the sports and play facility construction industry in the UK


A recap of the recent SAPCA annual conference; new technical committee launched; wheelchair Racing Academy named SAPCA's sponsored charity;
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

Architect profile:

Mike Hall, sports partner, talks about FaulknerBrowns' innovative designs for the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre
Sporting Strength

Fitness in sport:
Sporting Strength

How having resistance training equipment is still important if sport and fitness facilities want to accommodate elite athletes
Pitching up

Sport surfaces:
Pitching up

A round-up of recent installations
Engaging Buildings

Mike Hall column:
Engaging Buildings

FaulknerBrowns Architects' sports partner on the importance of inclusive facilities
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
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
Product news
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.
Reynolds Retreat adds fitness trail

Reynolds Retreat adds fitness trail


With indoor fitness space at a premium, many leisure facilities are looking for ways to make more of their outside space.
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