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Professional Development Manager
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Location:Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: University of Leeds
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Community Sports Facilities Manager
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Location:Moseley, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Moseley School
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Area Manager (East)
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Company: LED Leisure Management Ltd
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Swimming Teacher
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Location:East Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
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Leisure Assistant
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Location:East Manchester Leisure Centre, United Kingdom
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BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching
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Location:High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
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19 Sep 2014
Prince Harry named honorary president of England Rugby 2015
With only a year to go until England hosts the Rugby World Cup 2015, Prince Harry has been appointed honorary president of England Rugby 2015 – the organising committee delivering the tournament. More>>
19 Sep 2014
London to host Euro 2020 final and semi-finals
Wembley Stadium in London has been selected to host the UEFA Euro 2020 final and semi-final stages of the tournament for the first time since Euro 96, beating off competition from Munich, Germany. More>>
19 Sep 2014
Asian Games kick off in Incheon
The 2014 Asian Games begin today (19 September) at South Korea’s Incheon Asiad Main Stadium with a colourful opening ceremony being staged at the 70,000-seat arena. More>>
19 Sep 2014
Aquatics industry moves to standardise baby swimming regulations
Infant swim school Water Babies, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and specialist baby swim product manufacturer Splash About, have joined forces to establish a new code of practice designed to provide clearer guidelines for practitioners in the baby swimming industry. More>>
18 Sep 2014
Compass announces joint review with ukactive
Compass – the representative body for providers of children’s activity and sport in schools and communities – has become the latest high-profile physical activity organisation to form an alliance with ukactive, following in the footsteps of Skills Active and CIMSPA, to name a few. More>>
18 Sep 2014
LA Galaxy launches US training scheme to encourage teaching through football
The LA Galaxy football team in Los Angeles, US, has announced plans for the LA Galaxy Science of Soccer scheme, designed to empower school teachers to increase participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through football. More>>
17 Sep 2014
Nottingham named as City of Football by Sport England
Nottingham has been crowned as Sport England‘s City of Football, edging out bids from Manchester and Portsmouth to receive £1.6m to get more people in the city playing football regularly. More>>
17 Sep 2014
Battle of the beverages: Energy drinks edging out sports solutions
Sales of sports and energy drinks are expected to pass the £1.5bn mark in the UK in 2014 – but the majority are drunk at home rather than the gym, according to research house Mintel. More>>
17 Sep 2014
‘Sharing isn’t caring’ – health body warns athletes of infection risks
Sports participants, particularly rugby players, have been warned that poor dressing room hygiene and excessive sharing of toiletries could lead to serious skin infections spreading through their team. More>>
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20-21 Sep 2014
1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting
CrossfitSA1 Swansea
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24 Sep 2014
Postgraduate Open Evening - Bucks New Uni
Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe
United Kingdom
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25-27 Sep 2014
4th Fitness Health Wellnes India Expo 2014
Pragati Maidan New Delhi
India
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27-28 Sep 2014
1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting
The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science Sheffield
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27-28 Sep 2014
1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting
Middlesex University Hendon
United Kingdom
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30 Sep - 02 Oct 2014
Leisure Industry Week (LIW)
NEC Birmingham
United Kingdom
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01-02 Oct 2014
eCommerce Expo
Olympia Exhibition Centre London
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11 Oct 2014
Open Day at Bucks New University
Bucks New University High Wycombe
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14-15 Oct 2014
EHFA 5th International Standards Meeting
HealthCity Amstelveen Amsterdam
Netherlands
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20-21 Oct 2014
Total Security Summit
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa Whittlebury
United Kingdom
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21-24 Oct 2014
Interbad
Trade Fair Centre (Airport) Stuttgart
Germany
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23 Oct 2014
Venues and Destinations Summit
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted
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Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
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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. The modular design of ‘XCUBE Oxygen’ means that clubs can tailor the functional training rig to meet the requirements of their outdoor space. Rigs can be manufactured in a variety of sizes, configurations and colours and come with outdoor flooring. More>>
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New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club  
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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. As part of an exclusive supplier agreement with the independent operator, Life Fitness has installed 63 pieces of new cardiovascular equipment including the Elliptical Cross-Trainer, Integrity Series Upright Lifecyle, Club Series Recumbent Lifecycle and FlexStrider with Discover SE. More>>
Fusion Lifestyle chooses Physical Company to kit out functional training zones
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Fusion Lifestyle chooses Physical Company to kit out functional training zones

Physical Company has supplied Fusion Lifestyle, an independent registered charity, with equipment to kit out functional training zones at four leisure centres. 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>>
 
Maintain rather than replace artificial surfaces, owners told
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. More>>
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. Pitches at Hartpury College (pictured), Haileybury School and the University of Birmingham will be used by teams from the US, South Africa, Argentina and Scotland. The selection follows a rigorous selection process. More>>
  Rugby World Cup teams to use Blakedown pitches for training
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. As well as the sporting prowess Trott offers, Matrix Fitness managing director Jon Johnston believes there is “no better person to inspire youngsters to get active”. 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. More>>
 
Technogym wins Rio Olympics supply contract
Technogym wins Rio Olympics supply contract

With two years to go to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Technogym has been selected as the official fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centres. More>>
Manchester City transfers success on the pitch to the kitchen

Manchester City Football Club is seeking to become a champion in hospitality as well as on the pitch after installing a smart kitchen automation solution from Call Systems Technology (CST). The company’s ‘ConnectSmart Kitchen’ system has been installed across six hospitality areas at Etihad Stadium, with the football club seeking a dramatic improvement in service delivery times. More>>
  Manchester City transfers success on the pitch to the kitchen
New Holland machines used to help upgrade Millennium Stadium surface
New Holland machines used to help upgrade Millennium Stadium surface

A groundcare team from New Holland dealership JG Plant has removed the last fully grass surface at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. More>>
 
LED light has a fluorescent feeling
LED light has a fluorescent feeling

An exterior LED luminaire that delivers the look and feel of a fluorescent fixture – but still delivers efficiencies of more than 60 per cent compared to T8 fluorescent equivalents – has been launched. More>>
 
Small sided footballers get tactics and fitness advice on new online hub
Small sided footballers get tactics and fitness advice on new online hub

An online hub offering advice on tactics, technique, nutrition and fitness for 5-a-side and 7-a-side football players and teams has been developed by Mitre Sports International. More>>
Replay value for Sussex club’s tennis courts  
Replay value for Sussex club’s tennis courts
Two artificial tennis courts at a Sussex club have been restored to ‘as new’ condition following work carried out by Replay Maintenance. The company’s ‘Rejuvenation’ process aims to restore sand-filled synthetic surfaces to peak performance and appearance, saving on both the time and cost of replacing the carpet. More>>
Customer feedback solution aims to disrupt the market
Customer feedback solution aims to disrupt the market

Anytime Fitness Basingstoke has trialled a new customer feedback solution called RatingsPlus ahead of its official launch later this year. More>>
 
Calorex supports children’s swim school pool
Calorex supports children’s swim school pool

A Calorex dehumidifier is maintaining ideal swimming conditions at a new swim school pool in Hull. The Vaporex 55 wall mounted dehumidifier recirculates the air and physically removes moisture from it. More>>
 
PSD announces new Eliet overseeder
PSD announces new Eliet overseeder

Distributor PSD Groundscare has announced the launch of a new overseeder from Eliet. The DZC 600 has been designed to make high tech overseeding possible at an affordable price. More>>
GLL invests in Legend technology
Leisure trust GLL has extended its contract with software provider Legend Club Management Systems. Legend software was initially installed across the GLL estate at the end of 2010 on a four-year contract, and this term has now been extended until 2016. The company provides GLL with its core business system. More>>
  GLL invests in Legend technology
UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions  
UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions
UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, is searching to find the next generation of Olympic champions and has turned to the Wattbike for assistance. The Power2Podium talent identification programme is a nationwide search for competitors who have the potential to become part of Great Britain’s sporting elite at the 2022 Olympic Games in Skeleton. More>>
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One card solution for Newcastle University
One card solution for Newcastle University
Newcastle University recently upgraded its 400sq m, 125- station gym with Precor equipment and its cloud-based Preva networked fitness. The upgrade is in line with the university’s digital interactive strategy. More>>
Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product
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. More>>
 
First Aid for rising energy bills
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. More>>
 
Contract wins for Athletics Direct
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. More>>
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. The Harlow-based company opened a second gym in March after a three month refurbishment programme. More>>
  Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre
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. 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>>
 
TMD supplies range of uniforms for BH Live
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>>
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. Pace Fitness, Octane’s distributor in Brazil, installed the commercial units on 6 June at the team’s training camp. More>>
 
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Winning back clients key to Mindbody’s new platform
The problem of customers not returning within a year of their first visit is being addressed by a new tool designed to improve client retention for health, wellness and beauty businesses.



 
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Christina looks to Vietnam with wellbeing contest
Skincare experts The Christina Company has partnered with Vietnamese professional publishing house and opinion leaders club, Lady Luxury - Nam Houng, to organise the ‘Best Beauty & Wellbeing Competition’.



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Tabata workout aims to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness
The first ever Tabata Cycle workout has been launched, providing a 20 minute exercise regime that extends the four minute Tabata protocol.



 
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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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Contract win for Beacon at Buckinghamshire country club’s new hotel
Beacon has been selected to manage the design and purchasing for a new hotel being built at a Buckinghamshire golf and country club.



 
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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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The Juice to distribute epic battle of the sexes 4D film
A new 4D attraction film that offers a unique take on the battle of the sexes will be distributed by The Juice.



 
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Norwich Castle installs Syx Automations software
Syx Automations’ ‘ReCreateX’ software has been installed at Norwich Castle in the UK.



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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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Adding a waterpark for expansion a growing trend, says Polin
The $6.5m (€5m, £4m) addition of a new waterpark at Isla Magica theme park is the latest example of a growing trend in Europe, according to Polin.




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