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Leisure Centre Manager - Trampoline Park
Salary: £30k plus bonus
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company:AirHop


Duty Manager
Salary: Attractive
Location:Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
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Aquatics Development Officer
Salary: £19,817 - £21,067 pa
Location:Preston, United Kingdom
Company: Preston City Council
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Group Exercise Instructors
Salary: -
Location:Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
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Fitness Consultant
Salary: £15,000 to £17,000 pa
Location:Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: University of Surrey
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Community Club and Coach Officer (Training)
Salary: Circa £22,000 - £25,000 (F/T)
Location:Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Company: Disability Sports Coach Ltd
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Community Club and Coach Officer
Salary: Circa £22,000 - £25,000 (FT)
Location:Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Company: Disability Sports Coach Ltd
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Operations Manager
Salary: Circa £26,000 – £28,000 (FT)
Location:Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Company: Disability Sports Coach Ltd
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Recreation Assistant
Salary: Up to £18,318 per annum
Location:London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
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Receptionist (Customer Service Advisor)
Salary: Competitive
Location:Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
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Deputy Centre Manager
Salary: (SCP 24-29) £21,330.63 - £25,203.29
Location:Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
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20 Aug 2014
Gillingham FC stadium plans would make new ground one of the biggest in League One
A proposed new stadium for English football League One side Gillingham would be more than double the size of its current home at Priestfield, making it one of the biggest grounds in the entire division, according to new details released this week. More>>
20 Aug 2014
Sachin Tendulkar set to star at World Summit on Ethics in Sports
FIFA headquarters in Zurich will be the setting for the first-ever World Summit on Ethics in Sports next month, expected to feature a number of sporting icons including German football star Felix Magath, multiple Olympic medallist Gustavo Borges and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. More>>
18 Aug 2014
Indian government offers US$1m grant towards Afghanistan cricket stadium
The Indian government has awarded Afghanistan's cricket board a US$1m grant toward the creation of a new cricket stadium in Aino Mena, Kandahar – a southern province of the country. More>>
15 Aug 2014
House of Vans skate and culture hub goes underground in London
Designed by Tim Greatrex, the new House of Vans Park entertainment hub has opened to the public after over a year of work. More>>
15 Aug 2014
Rotterdam canal being converted into artificial river
Plans have been announced to convert a section of canal in the heart of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, into a wave simulator to be home to surfing, kayaking, scuba diving and a host of other aquatic sports and activities. More>>
15 Aug 2014
Nike creates the world's first full-size LED basketball court
Nike has unveiled the world's first LED basketball court in Shanghai, China, a facility that has been created for basketball star Kobe Bryant to help train young players in Shanghai as part of Nike’s RISE campaign. More>>
15 Aug 2014
Portsmouth becomes first football club to complete successful crowdfunding project
Portsmouth FC has become the first football club to successfully complete a crowdfunding project, having raised a target of £250,000 (US$417,000, €311,000). More>>
15 Aug 2014
Dubai to bid for Olympic Games 'within next eight years'
Ali Omar, director of Dubai Sports Council, has stated that the emirate is planning to launch a bid to host the Olympic Games “within the next eight years” - possibly targeting the 2024 or 2028 Summer Games. More>>
14 Aug 2014
Circuit of Wales plans given boost by deal to host MotoGP
Long-held plans for the creation of the £315m (US$525m, €392m) Circuit of Wales racetrack have been boosted after its backers signed a five-year deal to host motorcycling’s British MotoGP event at the venue. More>>
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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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02-04 Sep 2014
PlayFair 2014
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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18 Sep 2014
Active by Design summit
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre London
United Kingdom
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Sports Playing Field for sale
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Company:Stiles Harold Williams
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Leisure Management Business Opportunity
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Company:Powys County Council
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Expression of interest for golf service
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Company:Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales
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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Company:Christie + Co
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Request for Quotations
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Company:Bridgend County Borough Council
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Leisure Development Land for Sale
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Company:Carmarthenshire County Council
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Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross
Company:Colliers International
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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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Company:Inverclyde Leisure
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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
UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions  
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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>>
One card solution for Newcastle University
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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>>
 
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>>
 
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. More>>
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. The Heineken Cup final on 24 May was the last event to take place before a modern, semi-synthetic replacement surface was laid. More>>
  New Holland machines used to help upgrade Millennium Stadium surface
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. 8point3 LED’s new Sabre Claris luminaire has been designed to combine the benefits of remote phosphor with the unique delivery system. 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>>
 
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>>
 
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

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>>
  Replay value for Sussex club’s tennis courts
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  
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>>
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>>
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>>
  Ooyala powers Arsenal’s video success
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. The Beet It Sport Pro- Elite bar is designed to deliver the same natural dietary nitrate dose – 400mg – as the Beet It Sport shot in the range, but in an easier to consume format. More>>
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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
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. More>>
 
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 is to become the official sportswear and merchandise supplier for Nova International’s Great Run Series after the two companies concluded a partnership deal. The sports company is aiming to enhance its athletics business in the UK. “This new partnership with Nova International is an important one for us,” said Paul Spencer, general manager Puma UK, Ireland and Benelux. More>>
  Puma seeks UK brand expansion with Nova partnership
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. 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. Smith Polymeric is able to undertake full design and build contracts for the installation of new events areas, track repairs, track cleaning and full maintenance programmes. All work will be carried out by trained installers. 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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An elegant spa table for all treatments and customers
Gharieni has unveiled a new spa table which has been designed with comfort and elegance in mind. The table, MLW F2, provides a perfect lying position.



 
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Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa
Irish beauty and skincare company Voya has announced a new partnership with Varu Spa at the 5-star Kandolhu Island Resort in the Maldives.



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Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole
BungyPump is a training pole that offers a versatile and social way to exercise through walking. The device was originally developed as a summer training aid for elite cross-country skiers.



 
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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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Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness has won a contract to supply fitness equipment at three Holiday Inn properties, expanding its portfolio of hospitality sector installations.



 
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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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Paragon wins KidSteam licensing rights
Paragon Entertainment’s licensing division has secured the exclusive rights to represent US attractions company KidSteam in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.



 
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Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford is hoping to cut the cost of heating its hangars after signing Vickers Energy Group to install its energy management system.



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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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Tennis court becomes play installation at Gold Coast
Australian Waterslides & Leisure has completed a KIPS (Kids Interactive Play Structure) installation at Turtle Beach Resort on the Gold Coast, Australia.




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