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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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Assistant Manager - Peterborough Puttstars (Hollywood Bowl Group)
Closing Date:
31st August 2022
Salary:
£22,000 per annum, plus benefits
Location:
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The role is varied and exciting; your responsibilities will range from coaching and mentoring the team, and running an exceptional operation, front-of-house, to supporting the General Manager back-of-house in delivering on centre goals and financial targets.
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Apprentice Housing Officer
Closing Date:
17th July 2022
Salary:
18,000
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
About Us Godolphin is the world’s largest thoroughbred operation, comprising breeding and racing interests spanning 6 countries, across 4 different continents. Founded in Dubai in 1992, the operation has been built on a foundation of innovation and uninhibited...
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Level 4 Sports Coach apprenticeship – Ipswich Town Foundation
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
22nd June 2022
Salary:
To be advised
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer description The Foundation: Following the acquisition of Ipswich Town in April 2021, there has been major investment throughout the Club and the Foundation under the new Management Team. Both the Club and Foundation are at the start of an exciting jou...
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Turnstile Operators, Security Staff, Stewards - Ipswich Town FC
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
To be advised
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer description Ipswich Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. They play in League One, the third tier of the English football league system They are currently recruiting for Match Day and Event....
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