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Student Activities Coordinator - Give Sport a Go
Salary: £20,374
Location:Salford
Company: University of Salford Students' Union
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Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location:Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: Bramley Baths
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Fitness Instructor/Duty Manager
Salary: £19,000 - £23,000 excluding monthly bonus
Location:Hammersmith, West London, United Kingdom
Company: Charing Cross Sports Club
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Business Strategy Manager
Salary: Band 9: £27,323 - £28,922 pa
Location:Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: Gedling Borough Council
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General Manager
Salary: Circa £47,500 per annum plus benefits
Location:Scarborough, United Kingdom
Company: Sheffield International Venues
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SDO Multi-Sports Instructors
Salary: IRO £18,500 pa tax free
Location:Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
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Group Exercise Class Teachers and Personal Trainers
Salary: Basic salary IRO £17,000 pa tax free + bonus
Location:Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
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Director of Recreation and Spa (5 star resort hotel)
Salary: Up to £2,500 month tax free plus benefits
Location:United Arab Emirates
Company: LeisureForce
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General Manager (large Outdoor Activities Complex)
Salary: Up to £35,000 pa
Location:Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: LeisureForce
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Pool Manager
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Location:Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
Company: Parkdean
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23 Jul 2014
London 2012 economic legacy worth £14bn
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided the UK economy with a trade and industry boost in excess of £14bn. More>>
23 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will “capture the heart, soul and true grit of Glasgow”
With final preparations and rehearsals for the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony nearly over, the organisers have promised that tonight’s celebrations will "capture the heart, soul, and true grit of the people of Glasgow". More>>
23 Jul 2014
Manchester United Museum welcomes five millionth visitor
The Manchester United Museum is about to reach a significant landmark when it welcomes its five millionth visitor through its doors later this month. More>>
23 Jul 2014
Revealed: why consumers stop using fitness trackers
A new research paper examining why as many as one in three people ditch fitness trackers shortly after buying them, has found that better education of the benefits is key to ensuring more “happily ever afters” between consumers and their wearables. More>>
22 Jul 2014
Barcelona's Olympic Stadium to be reborn as sports theme park in 2015
A new theme park – coming in 2015 on the site of Barcelona’s Olympic Ring – will be entirely dedicated to sport, offering a unique show designed to give visitors a vicarious thrill of being a top sports athlete. More>>
21 Jul 2014
Sports Direct shares shrink despite punchy profits
The latest high-profile entrant to the health and fitness industry had analysts scratching their heads on Thursday (17 July), as shares in Sports Direct dropped more than three per cent in the hours after the company reported “record” figures. More>>
21 Jul 2014
Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft: disabled children “missing out on sport”
Hannah Cockroft, double Paralympic gold medalist at London 2012, has called on for more emphasis to be put on providing disabled children with equal sporting opportunities at school. More>>
21 Jul 2014
Perth’s AU$820m stadium designs revealed
Final designs have been revealed for the planned new 60,000-capacity sports stadium in Perth, Australia. More>>
18 Jul 2014
Sports bodies need to be “brave and unconventional” to attract inactive teens
Sports organisations need to be “brave and unconventional” if they are to reach young people who don’t take part in traditional physical education at school. More>>
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20-24 Jul 2014
SEAT Conference
Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach
United States
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13-18 Aug 2014
IDEA World Fitness Convention
Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA
United States
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30-31 Aug 2014
SFN Expo
SECC Glasgow Glasgow
United Kingdom
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01-03 Sep 2014
4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise
Loughborough University Loughborough
United Kingdom
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02-04 Sep 2014
IOG Saltex
The Royal Windsor Racecourse Windsor
United Kingdom
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06-10 Sep 2014
Soccerex Global Convention
Manchester Central Convention Complex Manchester
United Kingdom
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07-12 Sep 2014
2014 World Leisure Congress
Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center and the University of South Alabama Mobile Bay
United States
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08-09 Sep 2014
Event Organisers Summit
Hilton London Wembley Wembley
United Kingdom
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09 Sep 2014
European Sport Development Network 2014
University of Wolverhampton Walsall
United Kingdom
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10-11 Sep 2014
Health+Fitness Business Expo & Interbike Expo
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas
United States
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10-11 Sep 2014
APSE Annual Seminar 2014
Nottingham Ice Arena Nottingham

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17-20 Sep 2014
GaLaBau
Nuremberg Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
Germany
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Expression of interest for golf service
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Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
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Company:Denbighshire County Council
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Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London
Company:London Borough of Havering
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Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes
Company:The Parks Trust
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Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
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Request for Quotations
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Company:Bridgend County Borough Council
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A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
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A Diverse Leisure Portfolio in the Mendip District of Somerset
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Leisure Development Land for Sale
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Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
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Inverclyde Leisure is inviting Fitness Equipment supplier to tender for the supply and Delivery of our Fitness and resistance equipment
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Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product

A new thermal support harnesses the power of body heat in order to aid recovery and provide pain relief. Former England rugby captain Lewis Moody has endorsed the product – Fireactiv – saying it improves flexibility and reduces stiffness in his knee. Fireactiv is a secure joint and muscle support which comes with deep-heat generating pads. More>>
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Wibit’s new range brings pools of all depths and sizes to life  
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Wibit’s new range brings pools of all depths and sizes to life
Wibit Sports, the market leader in inflatable water sports products, has recently introduced some great new products to cater for leisure pools of all different sizes and depths. Typically pool depths had previously limited many venues from using many of the larger inflatable items in their pools. More>>
TMD supplies range of uniforms for BH Live
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TMD supplies range of uniforms for BH Live

Christchurch-based uniform and branded merchandise supplier Taylor Made Designs (TMD) supplies uniforms to leisure management companies all over the UK and is widely regarded as a market leader in the sector. More>>
 
Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for all UK Active4Less gyms
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Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for all UK Active4Less gyms

Addgards has been commissioned by Active4Less to produce wet wipe stations for all its UK gyms, featuring its corporate colours and logos. More>>
 
Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre
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Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre

Life Fitness has appointed the Basildon branch of Ripped Gym as one of its elite Hammer Strength Training Centres following a major new installation worth about £300,000. More>>
Contract wins for Athletics Direct

Athletics Direct won a recent contract to supply equipment at Jessica Ennis-Hill’s new home stadium. The refurbished Woodbourn Road Stadium in Sheffield has been upgraded in light of the closure of the famous Don Valley Stadium and will be renamed Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium. The equipment supplier provided two Cantabrian international pole vault beds. More>>
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Ooyala powers Arsenal’s video success  
Ooyala powers Arsenal’s video success
Arsenal Football Club has successfully improved its online video service after partnering with Ooyala. The club transferred to a free, subscription-based service in order to benefit from the advanced analytics it would provide, such as where its fans were located, enabling the club to make key business decisions. Arsenal’s partnership with Ooyala focused on providing creative and valuable content. More>>
Beet It bar an easier to consume alternative to shots
Beet It bar an easier to consume alternative to shots

James White Drinks has developed a nutrition bar for its Beet It range combining beetroot with oats. More>>
 
Octane machines help drive Germany’s World Cup win
Octane machines help drive Germany’s World Cup win

World Cup winners Germany were famously the only team at the tournament to create their own purpose-built training base – and one of the secrets to their success was the use of Octane Fitness’ Pro4700 elliptical machines. More>>
 
Compression shorts target groin injury prevention
Compression shorts target groin injury prevention

Groin specialist Jerry Gilmore has created new compression shorts designed to help prevent and manage injuries in this part of the body. More>>
Ipswich Town boosted by payroll solution

Bond Teamspirit’s integrated payroll and HR software has now been in use at Ipswich Town Football Club for the past decade, with new legislation successfully adhered to last season. The company worked closely with the club to create a smooth, seamless process for the adoption of both real time information (RTI) and auto-enrolment. More>>
  Ipswich Town boosted by payroll solution
Innovative rebound walls bring tennis to a new audience
Innovative rebound walls bring tennis to a new audience

UK-based company Rebo is launching a new tennis training and play tool that aims to bring the game to more people across the country. More>>
 
Puma seeks UK brand expansion with Nova partnership
Puma seeks UK brand expansion with Nova partnership

Puma is to become the official sportswear and merchandise supplier for Nova International’s Great Run Series after the two companies concluded a partnership deal. More>>
 
Pulse targets gym start-ups with equipment hire initiative
Pulse targets gym start-ups with equipment hire initiative

Operator, developer and supplier Pulse Fitness has launched a new equipment hire scheme allowing health clubs to rent a range of pre-owned gym apparatus for their establishments. More>>
Mark Harrod: A terrific ten years  
Mark Harrod: A terrific ten years
It’s been quite a decade for Mark Harrod Ltd. Founded in 2004, the business has constantly grown to the point where it now supplies sport’s elite: Chelsea FC, the Welsh RFU, Lilleshall National Training Centre, and Lord’s Cricket Ground to name just a few. But the company is just as focused on its smaller customers. More>>
The secret weapons of successful sports training
The secret weapons of successful sports training

A high-quality and portable personal care brand for active people has been launched. Secret Training has been created by Tim Lawson – founder of nutrition brand Science in Sport (SiS). More>>
 
Smith Construction launches polymeric division
Smith Construction launches polymeric division

Civil engineering and construction company Smith Construction has set up a new division focused solely on polymeric surfaces. More>>
 
Any time for tennis as airdome proves a success at Essex club
Any time for tennis as airdome proves a success at Essex club

A Covair Structures single skin seasonal airdome has enjoyed a successful first term at Billericay Lawn Tennis Club in Essex – despite weather-related near disaster. More>>
Beijing hosts international sports service convention
The third annual China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS-Sports) is taking place in Beijing with the aim of giving companies from across the world a chance to explore China’s booming sports market. The event allows exhibitors to connect with members of 20 sports bureaus throughout China such as the General Administration of Sport of China and provincial sports organisations. More>>
  Beijing hosts international sports service convention
SISIS turf machines swing into action at The Belfry  
SISIS turf machines swing into action at The Belfry
The Belfry golf resort has selected SISIS’ turf maintenance machinery. The ‘Megaslit’ and ‘Multislit’ tractor mounted deep slitters will be used to maintain the greens, surrounds, approaches and fairways on all three of the PGA courses at the resort. The two machines join The Belfry’s turf maintenance equipment fleet of more than 200. More>>
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Matrix aims to get young women active with cycling sponsorship
Matrix aims to get young women active with cycling sponsorship
Matrix Fitness is extending its support of a prestigious women’s cycling tour by sponsoring the ‘Best Young Rider’ jersey. The prize goes to the top under-23 competitor in the five-stage race, which is also sponsored by Matrix. More>>
A healthy option for sports drinks
A healthy option for sports drinks
A new isotonic sports drink is aiming to become the healthy option in the crowded market it is launching in. More>>
 
American brand further fuels coconut water explosion
American brand further fuels coconut water explosion
A popular American coconut water rehydration drink is being launched in the UK. Coco5 has been developed by a team of US sports medicine and nutrition experts and naturally contains a balance of five electrolytes that the body loses during exercise. More>>
 
Gladstone brings reward scheme to leisure industry with new app
Gladstone brings reward scheme to leisure industry with new app
Gladstone Health & Leisure has partnered with Bounts – a fitness app that motivates and rewards people for being active. More>>
'Karen' comes to gym floors
Physical Company has added the Wall Ball to its extensive range of functional kit. Larger than an average medicine ball, the Wall Ball is just as tough but slightly softer, making it perfect for throwing and catching-based exercises. More>>
  'Karen' comes to gym floors
Absolutely branded
Absolutely branded
Functional equipment specialist Absolute Performance has seen a huge growth in the number of facilities wanting customised branding, says managing director Tony Buchanan. More>>
 
Shirt developed to allow fans to feel the same sensations as athletes
Shirt developed to allow fans to feel the same sensations as athletes
A progressive shirt has been developed enabling fans to experience the same sensory sensations as athletes live during games and contests. More>>
 
Olympic Aquatic Centre unveils a record breaking Wibit course!
Olympic Aquatic Centre unveils a record breaking Wibit course!
Wibit Sports, the market leader in inflatable water sports products, has recently helped launch the world famous London Olympic Aquatic Centre to the public. More>>
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. 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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Bliss rolls out Book4Time’s new mobile booking app
Book4Time’s new mobile booking application is being rolled out at Bliss Spas. Giving customers the convenience to book appointments from their smartphones, the app will be available on iOS and Android.



 
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Summer is In Bloom
A new nail polish collection from Jessica takes its inspiration from exotic gardens featuring an array of colourful flowers. The collection, launched in time for summer, is entitled In Bloom.



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Samsung teams with Trek to improve mobile fitness
Samsung Electronics has announced a global partnership with bicycle manufacturer Trek Bicycle. The South Korean giant is seeking to enhance the fitness and healthcare features of its mobile devices.



 
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Comfortable climate for zoo animals
The IMC Group has provided a temperature monitoring initiative to Paignton Zoo in Devon, UK to ensure animals are kept in the best possible conditions without compromising energy efficiency.



 
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First Aid for rising energy bills
Utility Bidder is offering its First Aid service to help businesses find the most competitive energy deals on the market.



 
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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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Defender system saves California water park
California’s City of Antioch Waterpark has reported a saving of more than 250,000 gallons of water in one month after using Neptune Benson’s Defender filtration system.



 
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Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream
A South African design consortium led by Formula D Interactive has won a contract to design and build an interactive audiovisual environment at a Miami science museum.



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SISIS turf machines swing into action at The Belfry
The Belfry golf resort has selected SISIS’ turf maintenance machinery. The ‘Megaslit’ and ‘Multislit’ tractor mounted deep slitters will be used to maintain the greens, surrounds, approaches and fairways on all three of the PGA courses at the resort.



 
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StayDry announces 2014 contract wins
Contracts to supply The RHS Chelsea Flower Show and its main sponsor M&G investments are among a number won by StayDry so far in 2014.




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