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Careers in Sport LIVE Explore training and job opportunities in the sports, fitness and wellbeing industries

Careers in Sport LIVE is a series of nationwide events giving teenagers and young adults the opportunity to find out what steps they need to take in order to forge a career in the sport and fitness sectors in all its many forms. Additionally, you can learn all about how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the Health and Fitness Zone, while in the Sport Zone there are hands-on opportunities to look at learning a new sport that you might not have considered before.

The day includes inspiring talks and presentations from leading sports and fitness professionals plus practical taster sessions from professional sports clubs and National Governing Bodies of sport.

The Careers in Sport LIVE events are held in partnership with leading universities  and organisations.

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The Careers Zone offers sports enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about the multitude of career fields available– from coaching and teaching; health and fitness, business and development, sport and exercise science. Careers in Sport LIVE will provide delegates with the opportunity to explore these varied fields – and talk to leading professionals and organisations in the sport and fitness industry.

Careers Zone

Our interactive Sports Zone offers you an opportunity to participate in some sport and fitness activities you probably have not tried before. They will also have a pedagogical emphasis in terms of being activities that can be incorporated within a secondary school physical education curriculum.

Sports Zone

The Fitness Zone provides guidance on how visitors can achieve their career and personal fitness goals and also offers a chance to join in and try the latest fitness crazes with 20 minute demonstration sessions. Bring your trainers and take part in the latest fitness crazes.

Fitness Zone 

Careers Zone

The Careers Zone highlights the diversity of careers within the industry and aims to provide anyone who would like to work  in sport and leisure with the information they need to establish their career goals, and then to understand what they need to do to achieve their aspirations. For example, which University course will be the right one for them, or perhaps an Apprenticeship might be the preferred route.

Over the past 4 years Careers in Sport LIVE has attracted leading professionals working in the sport and fitness industry to provide a fascinating insight into the industry, the diverse careers available and the experience and qualifications required.

Speakers have included;

  • Sir Steve Redgrave 5 times Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Dr Steve Ingham Director of Science and Technical Development, English Institute of Sport
  • Non Evans MBE Multi-disciplined sports woman
  • Chris Patterson MBE Scotland’s most-capped rugby player
  • Lee Collier Education Officer, Premier League
  • Dr Costas Karageorghis British Association of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Shelley Alexander BBC Sport and Women in Football
  • Jane Powell National Talent Development Manager, English Lacrosse Association
  • Karl Lines National Children and Young People Manager, The Football Association
  • Andy Kelly Head of Youth & England Rugby League Academy Head Coach
  • Mike Eccles Head of Strength and Conditioning, London Broncos
  • Rocky Clarke MBE 105 Caps for England Women’s Rugby and World Cup Winner
  • Graham Bell Olympic Skiier and BBC Sports Presenter
  • Tom Cresswell Sports Therapist, GB Basketball
  • Andrew Henderson London Broncos Head Coach

Professionals in the fields of Sports Coaching, Health and Exercise, Management, Media, Marketing and other Commercial disciplines, Science and Teaching will be there to offer advice on the qualifications and experience required for a career in their profession.

An open ‘Careers Clinic’ is also available for delegates to drop in and ask the team of Careers Advisors to check your CV, UCAS application, personal statement and/or for career guidance.

For the full presentation programme at each event please visit the ‘Venues’ tab.

Health and Fitness Zone

The Health and Fitness Zone promotes the benefits of living a healthy, active lifestyle and is an interactive area for delegates to participate and/or observe the latest fitness crazes as well as get a body M.O.T.

Bring your trainers and join in with practical sessions that offer bodyweight conditioning, high intensity resistance workouts, weighted Powerhoops to work all of the body’s muscle groups or even sessions that combine boxing, kick boxing and dance!

Take time out to get your health M.O.T with measurements including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Body fat percentage, muscle mass, visceral fat percentage and your metabolic age
  • Hand grip dynamometer to test your maximal grip strength
  • Micro spirometer to test your lung function
  • Gain feedback and advice on what you can do to improve your health through physical activity.

There is also an action-packed programme of 20-minute demonstration sessions, including the chance to try any of the latest  fitness crazes currently sweeping the UK.

To give a flavour of what this Zone is all about, previous sessions have included;

  • Action Intuitive
  • Boogie Bounce Xtreme
  • Fit2Fite
  • Intelligent Trainer
  • Powerhoop
  • Primal Health Academy
  • SOSA Dance Fitness
  • Synergy3training
  • The Running School
  • Wild Training

For the full presentation programme at each event please visit the ‘Venues’ tab.

Sports Zone

The Sports Zone offers delegates an opportunity to observe and/or participate in taster sessions in a diverse range of sporting leisure activities and receive coaching from professional sports coaches.

In addition, National Governing Bodies and sports organisations are available to help with any delegates looking at a career as a player, coach or official.

Bring your trainers and join in with practical sessions that offer a diverse range of sporting activities.

Previous sessions have included;

  • American Football
  • Aussie Rules
  • Blind Football
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Tchoukball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • VX
  • Wheelchair Basketball

Learn from the best and receive coaching from professional sports clubs and coaches as they run live coaching sessions. This fantastic opportunity provides an opportunity to observe high class coaching and for some lucky ones the chance to join in.

Careers in Sport work with leading professional clubs from various sports such as:-

  • Huddersfield Town & Giants
  • Middlesex CCC
  • Leeds Utd FC
  • London Broncos Rugby League
  • Welsh Athletics
  • West Bromwich Albion FC
  • Worcestershire Cricket Club
  • Worcester Wolves Basketball
  • Queens Park Rangers
  • Yorkshire Yets Netball

For the full presentation programme at each event please visit the ‘Venues’ tab.

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Careers In Sport LIVE offers you the chance to present your organisation or business to hundreds of professionals and students looking to meet prospective employers in the sport, fitness and wellbeing industries.

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