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E-Newsletter August 2011

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For detailed information about any of the jobs listed below, please click on the individual job title.

Chair of the Canoe Slalom World Cup 2012 Steering Group
British Canoe Union
Closing date: 2nd September 2011

Event Director
British Canoe Union
Closing date: 2nd September 2011

General Manager
Welsh Rugby League
Closing date: 9th September 2011

Welsh Triathlon
Closing date: 9th September 2011

National Age Group Recruitment - Head Coach
Welsh Hockey Union
Closing date: 9th September 2011

Finance Support Officer
Disability Sport Wales
Closing date: 13th September 2011

National Age Group Recruitment - Manager
Welsh Hockey Union
Closing date: 16th September 2011

National Age Group Recruitment - Assistant Coach
Welsh Hockey Union
Closing date: 16th September 2011

Non Exectutive Directors
GB Badminton
Closing date: 22nd September 2011

Further information about the jobs listed above is also available on the recruitment page of our web site.

If you'd like to advertise a vacancy on our web site or in future editions of this e-newsletter, please email Paul Dancey or telephone Wendy on 029 2033 8237.

WSA Training/Workshops

Full details of our next programme of free training courses for NGBs will be published in the Autumn on the Training Programme page of our web site, when course details have been finalized.

Other Training Opportunities

The Sport and Recreation Alliance are organizing the following seminars and workshops this autumn.

Good Governance in Sport
Tuesday 20th September 2011
1.00pm - 6.30pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Developing Disability Sport
Tuesday 27th September 2011
10.00-1.30pm with lunch
Sport and Recreation Alliance Offices, London

Managing Social Media
Tuesday 4th October 2011
Farrer & Co, Lincoln Inn's Fields, London

Business Essentials for Sports Administrators
Tuesday 2nd November 2011
10.30-1.30pm with lunch
Sport and Recreation Alliance Offices, London

For further information, including the cost of attending these events, please visit the Alliance web site.

Newsletter Articles

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Welcome to the August 2011 issue of the WSA e-newsletter.

Uncertainty continues over future of the 2012 Olympics Stadium

High Court judge, Mr Justice Collins, has granted permission for Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient to seek a judicial review into the process by which West Ham United were chosen as the preferred bidder to takeover the Olympic Stadium at the end of the 2012 London games... more

Thomas secures world ranking ahead of london 2012

Jacob Thomas, from Pembroke, and his Great Britain team-mates within the BC3 classification Pair secured the highest World Ranking for their team when they finished 6th at the Boccia World Cup on the 22nd August... more

Sport Wales seek nominations for coach of the year award

From the very best at grass-roots to gold medal glory, Sport Wales is on the lookout for the nation’s sporting heroes. The people of Wales are being called upon to nominate coaches and volunteers for The Sport Wales Coach of the Year Awards 2011...more

life expectancy can be boosted by just fiveteen minutes of daily exercise

A mass study by the Taiwan Department of Health between 1996 and 2008 has concluded an individual's life expectancy can be boosted by up to three years by just fifteen minutes of daily exercise... more

International Wheelchair Rugby set to descend on Cardiff

Cardiff will be the location for the 2011 Wheelchair Rugby GB Cup when Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) plays host to an international event in the build up to 2012... more

Guidance on the equality duty for the Welsh public sector

he Welsh Government has introduced a set of specific duties for devolved public authorities in Wales to help in their better performance of the general duty under the Equality Act 2010... more

UK Athletics confirms it will bid for the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships

Despite continued uncertainty over the future of the Olympic stadium, UK Athletics recently confirmed that it will bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Stadium with the full backing of the UK Government and Mayor of London... more

Nominations sought for Parliamentarian of the Year

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is looking for the MPs and Members of the House of Lords who deserve to be recognised for their efforts to promote and protect the interests of sport and recreation in 2011, and is seeking nominations...more

Glyndwr University purchases Wrexham's Racecourse Ground stadium

Wrexham's Racecourse Ground stadium and Colliers Park, the home ground and training facility of Wrexham Football Club, has been purchased by Glyndwr University in a move to try to safeguard the future of both facilities for students, local residents, and the town of Wrexham... more

London riots force beach volleyball test event to finish early

As a result of the recent London riots, organizers of the beach volley ball test event at Horse Guards Parade, were forced to reschedule the competition to ensure play was completed by 7.15pm, and athletes and spectators were able to return home before nightfall... more

Ramblers urge ambulance trusts not to abandon OS grid references

The ramblers Association has begun a publicity campaign urging ambulance trusts not to abandon the use of OS grid references for casualty location. It appears their research has uncovered situations where ambulances have been delayed because of a lack of software or inadequate training to interpret OS grid references... more

Bridgend's Thomas ia amongst the first athletes selected for 2012

With just over a year to go to the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) have announced the selection of the first athletes who will compete for Great Britain at London 2012... more

Chinese Weightlifting Team choose North Wales for their pre Olympics training camp

The Welsh Government and Anglo-Chinese Sports and Culture Association (ACSCA) in partnership with Bangor University, Welsh Weightlifting Federation, Gwynedd Council and Sport Wales have announced that the Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team will be based in Bangor for their 2011 pre London 2012 training camp... more

Paul Russell steps down as chair of Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Ill health has forced Paul Russell to step down as chair of Glamorgan County Cricket Club... more

UK Anti-Doping publishes it's first annual report

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) recently published its first annual report since taking over from UK Sport as the National Anti-Doping Organisation for the UK... more

New Chief Operating Officer for Swim Wales

Former Welsh international swimmer, Mark Arnold has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer for Swim Wales... more

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