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Can you imagine working in an industry where you can earn money doing something that you love to do, wouldn't that be great? Well the sports and leisure industry could offer you just that!

If you are passionate about a sport that you are involved with now as a hobby, you may be able to find a job role connected with it.

Becoming a professional sportsperson takes an awful lot of hard work and dedication but it is not beyond the realms of possibility after all there are many famous sports people who were originally from our region such as Anthony Ogogo (boxer), Matthew Pinsent (Olympic rowing champion), Herbie Hide (boxer), Martin Brundle (F1 racing driver), Emma Pooley (cyclist) and many more Olympians from various sports.

However becoming a professional sports person is not a realistic option for everybody but there are many other jobs that you could do within the industry, what about sports journalism, commentator, coaching, fitness instructor, life guard, sports centre manager, horse trainer, stable staff, manufacture of sports equipment, the list goes on, there are many different and varied roles within the sector.

The Suffolk and Norfolk region offers many opportunities within the industry with many sports and leisure centres, two large professional football clubs, loads of smaller sports clubs and a centre of excellence for training in horse racing based in Newmarket.

Whichever aspect of the industry you decide would suit you, a good way to start would be as a volunteer, get involved in a sports club near you, it's great fun and would also look good on your CV!

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Apprentice Leisure Attendant : Sentinel Leisure Trust
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
Salary:
£111.00 p/w
Location:
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Apprentice Leisure Attendant required to assist and supervise customers in their use of the facilities, ensuring their safety and well-being at all times.
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Hospitality Staff
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£7.83 per hour
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
The Racing Centre in Newmarket have a number of different hospitality roles available on an ongoing temporary basis Duties will include setting up for functions, bar work and assisting with events and functions front of house The Racing Centre is a fun place...
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Norfolk Coast youth delegate - volunteer role
As part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 50th anniversary celebrations, and as an ongoing priority, the Norfolk Coast Partnership is seeking the input and engagement of young people in the conservation and enhancement of the area.
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Women in football
Hayley McQueen talks tackling football in heels and the inspiring rise of women in football in the latest instalment of the UCFB Insight Series!
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LAST CHANCE - FREE Horse Racing programme with BRS
Are you 16-25? Want to work with Race Horses? NOT in Education, Employment or Training?
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Are you a rising sports star?
Are you a rising sports star and living in the Broadland district?
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