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Since its inception in 2008, Careers in Sport has become the go-to organisation for young people embarking upon their sporting career.  

Our website, has over 668,000 page views annually and is growing year on year and contains a number of key elements:-

Careers section – with the help of organisations such as the Premier League, the Football Association, Rugby Football Union, English Cricket Board, Radio 5 LIVE, Youth Sport Trust, UK Sport and many more leading sports organisations our Career profiles provide an overview of the diverse careers available and the experience and qualifications required.  

Leading professionals provide the inspiration a young person might need with regard to which type of sporting job/career they would really like to pursue.

Jobs section – a comprehensive round-up of the latest job opportunities in the sporting and health/fitness worlds.

University section – our detailed and unique directory highlights the Universities who offer undergraduate and postgraduate sports degree courses.

LIVE section – Careers in Sport have successfully run almost 25 live events at colleges and Universities all over the UK, providing information and inspiration for young people seeking a rewarding and fulfilling career in sport. 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.

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 Careers in Sport staff all share a passion for helping young people to embark on their own sporting career path, and ultimately get their dream job! We pride ourselves on having a personal approach and any of the key team members below would be delighted to hear from you if you wish to discuss your particular needs.

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Harvey Grout
Business Development Director - harvey@careers-in-sport.co.uk         

Harvey is a qualified Teacher of Physical Education and taught in secondary schools in England and Australia. He progressed to become Course Director in the Leadership in Sport degree at the University of Reading and then moved to become a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton and the University of Gloucestershire.

Recently he became Subject Leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Physical Education degree back at the University of Reading. Harvey is co-author of ‘Improving Teaching and Learning in Physical Education’ and ‘101 Classroom Games’.

Harvey set up Careers in Sport in 2008 to help young people know about the diverse careers available in the sport and fitness industries and understand the experience and qualifications required for young people to achieve their career goals.

Careers in Sport has since developed into the number one source for jobs in sport, with the website attracting over 175,000 visitors a year, in addition to being the go-to organisation for young people embarking upon their sporting career. Harvey also helps organise the hugely popular LIVE events that take place in key geographical locations throughout the UK, including many Universities who run various courses in sport and fitness.


Geoff Durbin
Non Executive Director - geoff@careers-in-sport.co.uk

Geoff began his own 30-year “career in sport” back in 1986 when he left a graduate management position at Cadbury’s to pursue his dream of working for Manchester City Football Club, where he spent 14 seasons driving forward the commercial revenues of the Club.

The late 1980’s witnessed the early rise of significant new commercial income streams in football such as the first official shirt sponsorships and corporate hospitality – Geoff was responsible for new and innovative commercial revenues which helped the Club to see their annual turnover rise 20-fold during his time with MCFC. Geoff also enjoyed the opportunity of being heavily involved in the detailed planning of City’s move from Maine Road to the new Commonwealth Stadium, gaining valuable experience of the commercial and operational elements of stadium planning and design at that time.

In 2000, Geoff moved across the City to take up a similar role with Lancashire County Cricket Club, latterly as Commercial Director at Old Trafford where he remained until 2015. This period co-incided with arguably the greatest challenges, and changes, for the County Club in its history, culminating in the complete re-development of the stadium in order to preserve international and domestic cricket for generations to come, after the Club had faced bankruptcy by losing its status as an international ground. Geoff was a key member of the executive team which oversaw the stadium re-build.

Amongst many commercial successes, including the development of the cricket ground as a major concert venue with a 50k capacity, the highlight for Geoff was leading the negotiations which resulted in a ten-year partnership agreement when Emirates became the venue’s first-ever naming rights partner in 2012. This remains the biggest commercial deal in domestic cricket’s history.

Geoff took up the role of Chief Commercial Officer at Warrington Wolves in January 2017 and continues with CiS in a non-Executive capacity 


Peter Cleaver​
Health and Fitness Director - peter@careers-in-sport.co.uk

Peter CleaverPeter has worked within the sports and leisure industry for over 25 years. On leaving school Peter joined the army where he excelled in sports representing the Army at Athletics and Skiing. Whilst in the Army Peter also qualified as a skiing instructor.

On leaving the Army Peter continued his career in sport taking up American Football where he represented Great Britain and was selected to play for an All Star European team.

Peter supplemented his income by training as a personal trainer, swimming teacher and had qualified as a basketball coach, canoeing instructor and swimming teacher.

 


Nick Judd
Media Director - nick@careers-in-sport.co.uk

Nick has been working in publishing for more than 16 years and has worked with some huge brands including Manchester United, The North Face, LOCOG, Castrol, BUPA and The Football Association. 

He has edited, to date, more than 500 football publications for clubs and country, and continues to edit titles for the FA and Careers in Sport, as well as BESTFIT, a free health and fitness magazine available online or in print. He has contributed features for a number of national print and online publications including The Independent, FourFourTwo, FHM, Sky Sports, UEFA, Forever Sports and The Locker.

As a copywriter, he has provided work for brands including The North Face, Castrol, Milwaukee, CAT, Ascot Racecourse, Kyocera, AEG, LOCOG, Virgin Holidays and Kodak, among others. He has written five books.

 


 



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