18 Dec 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
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General Managers
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Eastbourne and Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Cafe Supervisor
Salary: £9.00 - £9.50 per hour + gym membership, 22 days holiday and more
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Sport and Health Development Officer
Salary: £24,184 per annum
Location: Northampton – Any Northampton Leisure Trust Facility, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Customer Relationship Manager
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: West London, United Kingdom
Company: British Military Fitness
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Leisure Assistant
Salary: £16,215 - £17,333 pa
Location: Wymondham, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
Membership Consultant
Salary: Salary £13,000 + commission
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less

Training directory

in this issue

• Liverpool FC kicks off £75m stadium expansion
• Les Mills: No workout, no meeting
• Harry Potter-themed hotel aims to enchant

Diary dates
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03-06 Jan 2015
2nd Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
TBA, Athens, Greece
13 Jan 2015
Quest NBS Sport Development Benchmarking Seminar
Holywell Park, Loughborough, United Kingdom
13-15 Jan 2015
EAG International
ExCeL London, London,
13-15 Jan 2015
Visitor Attraction Expo
ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom
19-21 Jan 2015
The Hospitality Show
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
21-22 Jan 2015
Museum Expressions
Porte de Versailles (Hall 8), Paris, France
Property & tenders
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
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
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
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News headlines
£1.5m for football clubs which increase opportunities for under-represented groups  
£1.5m for football clubs which increase opportunities for under-represented groups

By Tom Walker

The Football Foundation will distribute a further £1.5m to clubs which are committed to increasing the number of women and members of other under-represented groups playing football in England. The Growing the Game project will help clubs meet the costs of expanding the range of teams they operate – in order to cater for players whose opportunities to join suitable teams are limited. Funded by the English Premier League and The Football Association, the fund will boost .... more>>
Bidding for 2024 Olympics hots up as USA joins race  
Bidding for 2024 Olympics hots up as USA joins race

By Tom Walker

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has confirmed it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with one of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, D.C becoming the official bid city. USOC could make a decision on its candidate .... more>>

New scheme offers shopping vouchers to those who exercise
By Ashley Harrison

A physical activity loyalty card (PAL), which rewards users with shopping vouchers, has been launched in Northern Ireland with the aim of combating inactivity. .... more>>
Manchester's National Football Museum among runners for European Museum of the Year  
By Tom Anstey

Manchester’s National Football Museum, Titanic Belfast and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth are among this year’s nominees for European Museum of the Year. .... more>>
High Court deems Casement Park stadium decision  
By Tom Walker

A High Court judge has ruled that Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H Durkan acted “unlawfully” when he approved plans for a new 38,000-seat GAA .... more>>
Construction work begins on 60,000-capacity Perth Stadium  
By Tom Walker

Construction work has begun on the 60,000-capacity Perth Stadium in West Australia. Designed by a team consisting of Cox Architecture, design studio Hassell .... more>>
Atlanta Braves releases new stadium renderings  
By Tom Walker

Major League Baseball (MLB) team Atlanta Braves has released new renderings of its planned SunTrust Park stadium in Cobb .... more>>
Ethnic diversity sports awards to be launched next year  
By Tom Walker

Britain’s black and minority ethnic (BME) sportsmen and women will be recognised at a brand new awards ceremony next year. The British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) will be the first awards to celebrate the achievements of ethnic minority .... more>>
Parks and trails could mobilise city dwellers  
By Kath Hudson

Providing public parks, walking and biking trails is the most cost-effective way of increasing physical activity in urban populations, according to a new systematic review in the American .... more>>
Smart bra could support women’s exercise needs  
By Ashley Harrison

Researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have developed a smart bra which tightens and supports during exercise, using minuscule sensors .... more>>
Cycling legend Dave Brailsford launches Bangor Uni Sports Centre  
By Jak Phillips

The new Canolfan Brailsford Sports Centre was recently opened in Bangor by local lad and former British Cycling chief Sir Dave Brailsford, who said he was .... more>>
Study shows benefits of proposed Everton stadium development  
By Tom Anstey

An independent study released by Liverpool City Council has said a stadium-led regeneration around Everton Football Club has the potential to create up to 1,250 .... more>>
IOC outlaws homophobia in Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms  
By Kath Hudson

The International Olympic Committee has unanimously agreed on its biggest reforms in decades, which will encourage more equality, tolerance and flexibility in future Olympic Games. In a move welcomed by LGBT rights activists, there will be a .... more>>
MX$863m plans revealed for 'iconic' Mexico City baseball stadium  
By Tom Anstey

Designs for a new MX$863m (US$60m, €48.5m, £38.3m) 13,000-seat baseball stadium to be home to the Los Diablos Rojos in Mexico .... more>>
Work to begin on Liverpool FC’s £75m stadium expansion  
By Jak Phillips

An expansion of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium is set to start this week after construction firm Carillion signed .... more>>

Major Event Legacies

Facility management:
Major Event Legacies

We examine the success of London’s Copper Box, which has celebrated its first anniversary of opening in legacy mode
Healthy Body Healthy Mind

Mental health:
Healthy Body Healthy Mind

A new £2m initiative led by Sport England and Mind is the latest project to use sport to combat mental health issues

Promotional Feature:

Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team

News update:

A round-up of the latest sports sector news

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
Maintaining artificial turf

Artificial Pitches:
Maintaining artificial turf

Proper maintenance of 3G pitches can add years to the life of the surface. Eric O'Donnell from Sports Labs explains
Healthy Cities - Happy Cities

Mike Hall column:
Healthy Cities - Happy Cities

FaulknerBrowns’ sports partner on the building of healthy cities
Game On

Game On

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

Interview – Nigel Walker:

The former international hurdler and rugby international talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport

Promotional Feature:

Investing in a Fitter & healthier UK
Product news
Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International

Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International


Charles Lawrence International is changing its name to Conica as of January 2015. The change comes as a result of the acquisition of the company by the Munich-based Serafin Group in October 2013.
Replay puts pitch in top condition for landmark FA Cup game

Replay puts pitch in top condition for landmark FA Cup game


A 3G artificial pitch was used for the first time in the first round of the FA Cup during Maidstone’s home tie against Stevenage.
Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended

Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended


1Life is opening its second facility of 2014 as part of a five year extension of its leisure services contract with Wokingham Borough Council.
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FieldTurf Tarkett

The company has a range of synthetic turf products designed for soccer, rugby, and hockey at all levels of the game.

FieldTurf is a world leader in artificial turf innovation with more than 7,000 sports field customers across the globe. The inventor of the 3G artificial turf systems is part of Tarkett Sports, the sports division of the Tarkett Group.
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