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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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Football Fun Factory Work Experience
Closing Date:
31st March 2022
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Work Experience If you are aged 16-24 years old and wondered what it is like to work for a company that makes football fun for young people of all ages, this is the perfect opportunity for you to find out. Here at Football Fun Factory we are welcoming work...
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Horseracing - what job could I do?
Whether you want an office job, to work with horses, or wish to explore other opportunities, the horse racing industry may have just the job for you.
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Events Under Canvas Talk or Tour
Closing Date:
31st March 2022
Location:
Capel St Mary, Suffolk
What is Event Planning? Book an industry talk or site tour with Events Under Canvas to find out more about creating outdoor events under giant tipis and how to get into this fascinating role. You will hear directly from people doing the job to find out wha...
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Events Under Canvas Taster Day
Closing Date:
31st March 2022
Location:
Capel St Mary, Suffolk
Taster Day Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a member of a crew building out door events? Well here is the perfect chance to find out. If you are aged 16-24 and would like to see behind the scenes, learn something new and be a member...
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Events Under Canvas Work Trial
Closing Date:
31st March 2022
Location:
Capel St Mary, Suffolk
Work Trial If you are aged 16-24 and considering applying for one of the positions advertised here at Events Under Canvas but are not sure if being a member of a crew building outdoor events is really for you, we welcome you to try before you apply. Come a...
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