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Head of Facilities
Salary: £40,192 pa (plus essential car user allowance)
Location: Oldham, United Kingdom
Company:Oldham Community Leisure


GYMNASTICS CLUB COACH
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Location:Southend on Sea, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
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Membership Sales Advisor
Salary: Attractive salary package
Location:Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
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Product Demonstrators Required
Salary: £15,000
Location:South West / South East of England, United Kingdom
Company: Cyber Coach
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Fitness Instructor - part time
Salary: Competitive
Location:Harrow, London, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
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Sales - National Accounts Manager
Salary: £30,000-£50,000
Location:London, Midlands or similar, United Kingdom
Company: Anytime Leisure
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Deputy Sports Facilities Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location:Harrow, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
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School Sport Activator
Salary: £18,453 - £20,198 pro rata
Location:Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Kingsbury School Sports Partnership CIC
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Leisure Manager
Salary: £22,221 - £25,472 pa + benefits
Location:Sidmouth, East Devon, United Kingdom
Company: LED Leisure Management Ltd
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Personal Trainers Needed
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Location:Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Lifetime
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Football Coach
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Location:Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States
Company: The Sports Factory
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30 Oct 2014
Exclusive: Sports Direct to offer £5 gym memberships
Sports Direct’s gym chain – Sports Direct Fitness – is to offer memberships from as little as £5 per month for its business model, which will see health clubs embedded in the group’s retail stores. More>>
30 Oct 2014
University of Nottingham to build £40m sports complex
University of Nottingham has announced plans to invest £40m in a new sports complex at its University Park campus. More>>
30 Oct 2014
London NFL franchise worth “more than £100m” to UK economy
A London-based National Football League (NFL) team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a study carried out by Deloitte. More>>
29 Oct 2014
East London's 'Rom' becomes Europe’s first listed skatepark
The ‘Rom’ in Hornchurch, East London, has been given Grade II listed status by English Heritage and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. More>>
29 Oct 2014
CIMSPA starts search for new CEO
CIMSPA has begun the recruitment process for its long term CEO as the organisation pushes forward with its transformation programme. More>>
29 Oct 2014
UK Sport to consider changing funding criteria after Rio 2016
The government’s high performance sport agency UK Sport is to reconsider its “no compromise” approach to funding elite sport. More>>
28 Oct 2014
Parks and leisure centre budgets at risk due to ‘£4.3bn social care black hole’
Council-run parks and leisure centres could be in jeopardy thanks to a £4.3bn funding 'black hole' in adult care services caused by austerity cuts and an ageing population, a new study has warned. More>>
28 Oct 2014
Shortlist announced for Sportswomen of the Year awards
The Ashes-winning England cricket team, the world cup-winning rugby union team and European champion Jo Pavey are among the shortlist for this year’s Sportswomen of the Year Awards. More>>
27 Oct 2014
Latest round of Inspired Facilities Fund announced – 148 projects share £10m
A total of 148 local sports projects will share £10m of National Lottery funding in the latest round of Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. More>>
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04-05 Nov 2014
Soccerex African Forum 2014
Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban
South Africa
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04-05 Nov 2014
Sport Obiekt
Kielce
Poland
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05 Nov 2014
Postgraduate Open Evening - Bucks New Uni
Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe
United Kingdom
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05 Nov 2014
active-net suppliers' workshop
Loughborough University Loughborough
United Kingdom
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06-08 Nov 2014
India Sports Expo
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium New Delhi
India
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13 Nov 2014
HABC National Conference
Old Trafford Stadium Manchester
United Kingdom
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13-15 Nov 2014
Athletic Business Conference & Expo
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
United States
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15-16 Nov 2014
1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting
The centre for sport and exercise science
United Kingdom
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16-19 Nov 2014
14th Annual IHRSA European Congress
TBC Amsterdam
Netherlands
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18-21 Nov 2014
Piscine Expo
Eurexpo Lyon
France
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19 Nov 2014
Managing the Customer Experience
Braunstone Leisure Centre Braunstone
United Kingdom
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25 Nov 2014
SAPCA Technical Meeting
Loughborough University Loughborough
United Kingdom
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Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys
Company:Powys County Council
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Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
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Company:Horizon Leisure
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Leisure Management Contract
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Company:Hart District Council
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Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk
Company:Suffolk Coastal District Council
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Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
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Company:Abingdon-on-Thames Council
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Sports Playing Field for sale
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Company:Stiles Harold Williams
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Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
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Company:Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria
Company:South Lakeland District Council
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Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
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Company:Kirklees Active Leisure
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Offers Invited by Informal Tender
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Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
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Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs

Three Premiership football clubs have contracted Rapid Retail to provide bespoke retail merchandising units for the new season. The orders from Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City mean that the UK company now counts all but three Premiership clubs as customers. Rapid Retail designs, supplies and builds the units. More>>
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Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers  
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Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers
A new brand has emerged in the health and fitness industry offering a new alternative to the way supplements are consumed. From those just starting out in the gym to the fitness enthusiast, an age old problem has been lumpy protein shakes – but a perfect solution means these have now become a thing of the past. More>>
Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms
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Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms

When Gambaru decided to open 24 hours a day, Addgards’ Hand & Handle Wet Wipe stations provided the perfect solution for fast, effective cleaning of all gym equipment for their members. More>>
 
Pram innovation enhances family-friendly reputation
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Pram innovation enhances family-friendly reputation

'Buggy Lock' is a new security system launched by safety and security specialists Cardea Solutions, offering family-friendly facilities a low-cost, easy-fit solution to prevent the growing problem of buggy theft. More>>
 
Robe Cyclones take fans’ breath away at NHL opener
Robe Cyclones take fans’ breath away at NHL opener

NHL team the Pittsburgh Penguins made an extra special start to the season with Robe’s ‘Cyclone’ LED wash light/fan fixtures. More>>
Decibel range gives fitness enthusiasts something to shout about

Focusing on maximising training performance without compromising on taste, the new Decibel range is hoping to make some noise in the sports supplements market. Unique blended flavours such as cola, wild berries and pink lemonade are used in the range from new UK company Decibel Sports Nutrition. More>>
  Decibel range gives fitness enthusiasts something to shout about
No limits to anti-gravity treadmill as mobile showcase launches  
No limits to anti-gravity treadmill as mobile showcase launches
A NASA-engineered treadmill is set to take-off after a mobile showroom was launched to enable to enable potential customers to trial the technology on their doorstep. AlterG’s ‘Anti-Gravity Treadmill’ uses the latest in advanced differential air pressure technology (ADAPT) to ‘unweight’ the user by as much as 80 per cent in precise one per cent increments. More>>
A winning combination
A winning combination

Lowe & Fletcher has launched a range of contactless digital combination locks, which allow the user immediate and simple keypad access without the need for a key. More>>
 
Primed for action with new floor systems
Primed for action with new floor systems

New anchored fixed resilient wood sports floor systems have been launched by Action Floor Systems. The ‘Action Aero NR’ and ‘HL’ systems utilise factory-assembled panels with natural rubber pads. More>>
 
Payment technology upgrade at SMG Europe venues
Payment technology upgrade at SMG Europe venues

Venue operator SMG Europe has begun rolling out a new integrated POS solution as it continues to upgrade payment technology across its network. More>>
Bionic Leg is a unique rehabilitation aid from AlterG

AlterG’s ‘Bionic Leg’ rehabilitation aid is the only wearable, battery-powered robotic device that can sense the user’s intent to move and respond accordingly. The device has been created for mobility impaired patients, such as those recovering from injury, or orthopaedic surgery, traumatic brain injury or a stroke, and is designed to be easy to use. More>>
  Bionic Leg is a unique rehabilitation aid from AlterG
Protein-packed peanut butter launched by GoNutrition
Protein-packed peanut butter launched by GoNutrition

A range of flavoured natural peanut butters fortified with whey protein isolate has been launched by sports nutrition company GoNutrition. More>>
 
Codelocks upgrades lockers at Heythrop Park
Codelocks upgrades lockers at Heythrop Park

Oxfordshire’s Heythrop Park has begun the process of upgrading 250 key and coin-operated lockers in its clubhouse changing rooms, moving to Codelocks’ KitLock digital cabinet locks. More>>
 
RFID wristband offers easy locker solution
RFID wristband offers easy locker solution

EasyBand is a new low-cost, waterproof RFID wristband that can integrate with locker systems. More>>
SISIS proves pitch perfect for Essex rugby club  
SISIS proves pitch perfect for Essex rugby club
Brentwood Rugby Club is enjoying its best playing surface for nearly 30 years after purchasing SISIS turf maintenance equipment. The Essex club has been using a SISIS ‘Quadraplay’ system and ‘Multitiner’ drum type tractor mounted aerator since August 2013. The equipment was purchased with the help of a Rugby Football Union (RFU) ‘Get Fit for Rugby World Cup 2015’ grant. More>>
NXG equipment range launched by Podium 4 Sport
NXG equipment range launched by Podium 4 Sport

Belfast-based Podium 4 Sport has launched a new range of fitness equipment, while the company is also expanding into mainland UK. More>>
 
Ergonomic classroom chair now available in leisure facilities
Ergonomic classroom chair now available in leisure facilities

The leisure industry is being urged to do more to encourage good posture with the availability of an ergonomically- shaped chair designed to prevent the hazards of prolonged sitting positions. More>>
 
Re-launched USN offers range of new products
Re-launched USN offers range of new products

Sports nutrition supplier USN has re-launched its brand with a new logo and a cleaner packaging design. The aim is to build a consistent global identity across all markets. More>>
Searching made easy with Gerflor’s new website
Gerflor has unveiled its new website – designed to make it easier for architects, specifiers, interior designers, contractors and customers to find exactly what they're looking for. The vinyl and linoleum flooring specialist has added a range of search options, with users able to find products by named range, type, end use, or by using the multi-criteria tool. More>>
  Searching made easy with Gerflor’s new website
Smooth launch for advanced vortex mixer  
Smooth launch for advanced vortex mixer
Designed to mix liquids and nutritional powders on the go, the new ‘Promixx 2.0’ sports bottle has been launched. An update on the original vortex mixer, new measurement indicators on the side of the bottle allow for more precise mixing. Its ultra high torque motor is capable of speeds of 16,000rpm and is powered by an integrated rechargeable lithium-ion battery. More>>
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FA centre selects SISIS for maintenance after FIFA trials
FA centre selects SISIS for maintenance after FIFA trials
The FA’s National Football Centre has chosen SISIS machinery for use on its indoor and outdoor synthetic pitches. More>>
Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room
Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room
Health clubs and personal trainers will be able to offer group training sessions outdoors with D2F Fitness’ new functional training rig. More>>
 
Tennis ace Serena Williams on a Mission to combat overheating
Tennis ace Serena Williams on a Mission to combat overheating
Mission Athletecare – which was co-founded by a group of athletes including tennis champion Serena Williams – has launched its ‘EnduraCool’ instant cooling towel in the UK. More>>
 
New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club
New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club
Life Fitness has installed new fitness equipment at Isenhurst Country Club, which has sites in Heathfield, Uckfield and Crowborough, East Sussex. More>>
Maintain rather than replace artificial surfaces, owners told
Replay Maintenance is aiming to educate facility owners across the UK on the benefits of maintaining their artificial sports surfaces rather than replacing them. The company has cited Mill Hill School, Repton School and Kirkbie Kendal School – three sports centres of excellence – as examples of how being proactive with maintenance extends the life of sports surfaces. More>>
  Maintain rather than replace artificial surfaces, owners told
Rugby World Cup teams to use Blakedown pitches for training
Rugby World Cup teams to use Blakedown pitches for training
A number of Blakedown Sport & Play pitches have been selected for use as training facilities during the Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>
 
Olympic champion Trott joins Matrix Fitness cycling team
Olympic champion Trott joins Matrix Fitness cycling team
Laura Trott, one of the superstars of the London 2012 Olympics, has joined the Matrix Fitness – Vulpine cycling team. More>>
 
Notts Sport becomes official England Hockey partner
Notts Sport becomes official England Hockey partner
England Hockey has selected synthetic surfacing supplier Notts Sport to be its official facilities partner. More>>
Infrared heating gives pilates classes a sunny disposition  
Infrared heating gives pilates classes a sunny disposition
Five Infrarad heaters are creating the ideal temperature at classes at the Love Pilates studio in Glasgow. The infrared ‘Slimline Power Heaters’ work in a similar fashion as the sun, by producing rays of heat that radiate off objects within a building. This ongoing cycle generates further heat and subsequent rays to ensure an even and comfortable environment. More>>
 
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Whether temporary, modular or permanent structures - with the realisation of complex projects over the past decades, NUSSLI has seen to it that events, trade fairs and exhibitions have all left a memorable impression.
Our key products include grandstands, stages and modular stadium solutions as well as overlay works for major events.
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Gift card collection is designed to support wellbeing
A gift card collection for those facing challenging situations in life such as a death in the family, illness, or divorce, has been launched by Spafinder Wellness.



 
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Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life
A multi-purpose balm for the face and body featuring an ingredient derived from the ‘Tree of Life’ has been launched by Elemental Herbology.



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VIP Breakfast: Digital innovation for health clubs
Does your health club take advantage of digital innovation? Join us for presentations and peer discussions to learn how hospitality and retail brands should embrace digital to engage their consumers.



 
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Smart solutions heating up hospitality sector
Smart Fire UK has added an innovative outdoor heater to its range of “new generation” heating products for the hospitality sector.



 
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Intelligent fire door holder an easy access solution
Geofire’s ‘Agrippa’ wire-free fire door holders have been installed at a luxury hotel in London’s Trafalgar Square.



 
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Gyms get in the Zone Match
Myzone has recently launched Zone Match, a game- based group cardio class for the gym floor.



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Norfolk museums turn to Syx software
Syx Automations has successfully installed software at three museums in Norfolk, UK. The Museums – Time and Tide, Elizabethan House and The Tolhouse – are all located in Great Yarmouth.



 
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Micro museum part of a major contract for Syx
A newly-opened Amsterdam museum has selected Syx Automations software for its POS systems and access control.



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Codelocks upgrades lockers at Heythrop Park
Oxfordshire’s Heythrop Park has begun the process of upgrading 250 key and coin-operated lockers in its clubhouse changing rooms, moving to Codelocks’ KitLock digital cabinet locks.



 
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Historic order for WhiteWater in China
Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark’s purchase of C$29m (US$25.8m, €20.3m, £16.1m) worth of WhiteWater products is the largest single order in waterpark history, according to the Canadian manufacturer.




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