Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12556)           
UK only International

Prince of Wales opens Commonwealth Games, described "more relevant than ever before"

By Tom Walker    04 Apr 2018
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the opening ceremony / The Commonwealth Games Federation

The 2018 Commonwealth Games have kicked off on the Gold Coast, Australia, with more than 1.5 billion people tuning in to watch the opening ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast in front of a stadium audience of more than 35,000.

Held for the 21st time, the Games will run until 15 April and see 4,600 athletes from 71 countries compete across 18 sports.

In her opening ceremony speech, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Louise Martin said: "Today, there is a renewed focus on what our family of nations stands for and who we are.

"The Commonwealth is now more relevant than ever before. We have a great opportunity to be the global leader in demonstrating how we can successfully thrive together, as both a deeply diverse yet unified family of 2.4 billion people.

"It is this unbreakable Commonwealth connection that enables us to have a positive impact on each other and on the world we share."

The Games were officially declared open by Charles, Prince of Wales.

The opening ceremony also marked the launch of the search for the host of the 2026 and 2030 Games.

During a meeting ahead of the official opening ceremony, all 71 Commonwealth Games Associations were informed of an 18-month-long consultative bidding process, which will take place under the new CGF Partnerships model.

The new system is designed to allow the Commonwealth Sports Movement to capitalise on the Federation's "innovative new Games delivery model", CGF Partnerships (CGFP), which aims to support host nations and cities and enhance the overall value of hosting the Games.

CGF president Martin said: "As we celebrate and support the thousands of Commonwealth athletes here on the Gold Coast, and work hand-in-hand with local and national partners to realise the benefits of the Games on the host community, there is no better reminder of the transformative impact and social foundations of the Commonwealth Sports Movement."

The hosts for the 2026 edition will be named at the next General Assembly in September 2019.

Commonwealth Games  2018 Commonwealth Games  Commonwealth Games Federation  CGF  Prince of Wales 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Related features
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide, United Kingdom

Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Henley-on-Thames, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) -

GLL
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Hatfield, UK

Attractions Crew

Kirklees Active Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Huddersfield, UK

Attractions Crew

Kirklees Active Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Batley, UK

Customer Advisor

Kirklees Active Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Batley, UK

Customer Advisor

Kirklees Active Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Batley, UK

Customer Advisor

Kirklees Active Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Batley, UK

Catering and Services Assistant Casual

Kirklees Active Leisure
Salary: £8.77 per hour
Location: Batley, UK

Tennis Coach (Self Employed)

Kirklees Active Leisure
Salary: £14.66 per hour
Location: Batley, UK
recruiting with sports management

Contract Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000
Location: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, UK

Sales Associate

Orangetheory Fitness
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Altrincham, UK

Fitness Coach

Orangetheory Fitness
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Altrincham, UK

Front of House Receptionist

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Kenilworth, UK

Fitness Operations Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000
Location: Exeter, UK

Active Letchworth Partnership Lead

Letchworth Heritage Foundation
Salary: £24,500 (pro rata)
Location: Letchworth Garden City, UK

Swimming Teacher Level 2

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £13.00 per hour
Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
recruiting with sports management

Duty Officer

Bedford School
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Bedford, UK

Regional Sales Manager (North/Midlands)

Sports Art Fitness
Salary: OTE £45-50k uncapped
Location: North/Midlands

Casual Leisure Assistant

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £6.63 - £7.83 per hour
Location: Longwell Green, Bristol, UK

Casual Swimming Teacher

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £10.09 - £12.15 per hour
Location: Longwell Green, Bristol, UK

Sales & Fitness Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Circa £20,000
Location: Vale of Glamorgan, UK

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Carterton, Oxfordshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £7.96 per hour
Location: Carlisle, UK
training with sports management

Healthy Lifestyle Referral Specialist

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £19,240 per annum
Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK

Operations Manager

Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL)
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: Dunstable, UK

Recreation Assistant

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Up to £8.10 per hour
Location: Bristol, UK

General Manager

triyoga
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Location: Camden, London, UK

Operations Manager

Uppingham School
Salary: £26,000 per annum plus 5% bonus
Location: Uppingham, Oakham, UK

Swimming Teacher

Kings Fitness & Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Cheddar, UK

Area Sales Manager

eGym
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: London, UK
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  apprenticeships jobs  recreation assistant jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  Swimming Instructor jobs  duty manager jobs  personal trainer jobs  Leisure Assistant jobs  general manager jobs  Operations Manager jobs 
More jobs

Catalogue Gallery

JP Lennard: Leading supplier to Commercial Swimming Pools, Leisure Centres, Health & Fitness Clubs, Hotels, Holiday Parks, Schools and Universities, supplying thousands of products directly into these sectors.
JPL
BSW: BSW is a manufacturer of sports floorings, sports mats, gym flooring, elastomer products for impact sound insulation and vibration isolation, anti-slip mats for securing loads as well as protective and separating layers.
BSW
More catalogues

Video Gallery

Active IQ
Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clear career pathways. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and strive to provide high quality resources for our qualifications enabling Training Providers to give a positive learning experience.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Ridgeway Furniture Manufacturing Limited
For 30 years Ridgeway has been manufacturing lockers and ancillary changing room furniture including vanity units, changing cubicles and treatment room furniture for golf, leisure club and spa clients.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

MoveGB brings guest pass into 21st century with new Discovery tool
The ‘free guest pass’ is now a cornerstone of most fitness operators’ acquisition practises. But is it effective to engage a new audience?
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: White Rocks, Hastings
Company: GVA
Location:
Company: Gravesham Borough Council
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

31 Oct - 01 Nov 2018
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
27-27 Nov 2018
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
05-06 Dec 2018
Palexpo Convention Center, Geneva, Switzerland
22-24 Jan 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
More diary dates