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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!

Did You Know?
There are 54,250 tennis balls used during the Wimbledon Championship period and they all have to be stored at 20 degrees Celsius.

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Assistant Groundsperson - The British Racing School
Closing Date:
5th October 2020
Salary:
National Minimum Wage
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Employer Description The British Racing School occupies a 120 acre sit on the outskirts of Newmarket, adjacent to the A14. It provides a variety of practical training courses for those working or wishing to work in the horseracing industry. The site is maintai...
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Equine Centre Team Members
Closing Date:
1st October 2020
Salary:
£18,137.60 for over 18s
Location:
Aylsham, Norfolk
We currently have permanent full time opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with experience in equine care to join our dedicated team at our South of Norwich Equine Centres.
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Customer Service Apprentice - Maglia Rosso
Closing Date:
27th September 2020
Salary:
£2168 per week
Location:
Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer DescriptionWe are an independent cycle shop and licensed cafe 4 miles South of Bury St Edmunds. We stock a range of high quality cycles and accessories. Our main brands being Trek, Batribike and Frog to suit all ages, abilities and interests in cycli...
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Summer Camps Co-ordinators - Wild Packs USA
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
Salary:
TBC
Location:
Rosyth, Fife, Scotland
Employer Information Wild packs are a well known summer camp activities provider with locations across the USA. They are experts in helping people find the most exciting and fun-filled summer job at camps across America. Wild Packs Summer Camps offer cultura...
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Retail, Marketing and Fundraising Traineeship- Colchester Museum
Closing Date:
30th October 2020
Salary:
£1200 per month bursary
Location:
Colchester, Essex
This position is part of the Transforming People to Transform Museums and is a one year paid traineeship placement aimed at anyone who has an interest in enhancing their skills and who has a genuine interest in Museums and Heritage. Based at Colchester Museum...
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Exhibition and Display Traineeship - Ipswich Museum
Closing Date:
30th October 2020
Salary:
£1200 per month bursary
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
This position is part of the Transforming People to Transform Museums and is a one year paid traineeship placement aimed at anyone who has an interest in enhancing their skills and who has a genuine interest in Museums and Heritage. Based at Ipswich Museum, S...
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