Students and Professionals

Careers in Sport

Behind every sport and sporting event is an entire support industry comprising players as diverse as coaches, journalists, photographers, physiotherapists, match officials, nutritionists, therapists, marketers and administrators.

Careers in Sport membership provides career professional development opportunities to enhance your employability.

Access sports recruiters and careers advisors guidance to help you stand out from the crowd when it comes to your CV, letter of application and job interviews.


  • Access and support from leading professionals in the sports industry
  • Networking opportunities
  • Monthly newsletter with industry updates
  • Specific sector mentoring programme
  • Job application support
  • Online Careers in Sport events

What Is Included

Access Careers Advice and Support from Leading Organisations and Professionals in the Sport and Fitness Industry

Job Notifications

Members receive a weekly jobs newsletter and notification when a vacancy is posted that matches their job search criteria.

Application Support

Access sports recruiters and careers advisors guidance to help you stand out from the crowd when it comes to your CV, letter of application and job interviews.


Members receive an exclusive invitation to network with students and professionals to discuss the latest news and developments in the sports industry.

Internships and Work Experience

Careers in Sport work with 100’s of organisations in the sports industry and we source the latest internships, and work experience opportunities available. Members receive notification of opportunities that match their criteria and sector.

Industry Guidance

Members have exclusive access to an illustrious portfolio of mentors for each sector of the sports industry.

Webinars enable members to ask questions, engage with, and listen to the panel providing information on how they established their career; the highs and lows they have experienced and provide priceless advice to students as they embark on their own career in the industry.

Sports Business

Alex Coulson | Managing Director, Sport Industry Group at Benchmark Sport International

Alison Oliver | Chief Executive Officer, Youth Sport Trust

Geoff Durbin | Commercial Director, Warrington Wolves

 Sports Media

Anne-Marie Batson | Sports Broadcaster, talkSPORT and Sky Sports News

Jordan Jarrett-Bryan | Sports Journalist, Channel Four News and TalkSPORT

Suzanne Wrack  | Sportswriter for the Guardian

John Inverdale  | BBC Sport presenter and journalist

Sports Coaching

Nick Levett | Head of Coaching, UK Coaching

Sion Kitson | Development Manager for Coaching, Sport England

Lydia Bedford | England Women’s U17s Head Coach

Sport and Exercise Science

Dr Adam Gledhill | Deputy Chair, BASES Division of Psychology

Danny Holdcroft |  Head of Performance Innovation and Applied Research, British Bobsleigh and Skelton Association.

Dr Amy Whitehead | BPS accredited sport and exercise psychologist.

Oliver Harrington | Lead Academy Sport Scientist at Reading Football Club.

Careers in Sport Events

Members have access to a series of online events throughout the year.

Our events cover all sectors and provide an opportunity for members to access advice and speak to local and national employers currently recruiting.

Event schedules include Question and Answer panels and presentations from industry experts, and professional sport related organisations.

Previous Key Note Speakers 

  • Sir Steve Redgrave, 5-time Olympic gold medallist
  • Peter Moores, Former England Cricket Head Coach
  • Ebony Rainford-Brent, Head of Women’s Cricket, Surrey CCC
  • Will Norman, GB Paralympian
  • John Inverdale, BBC Sport presenter and journalist
  • Dr Steve Ingham, Former Director of Science at the English Institute of Sport

Sector Specific Speakers

Careers in Sport and Exercise Science

Dr Martin Jones | Principal Psychologist for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Rachel France | Biomechanics Education
Danny Holdcroft | Head of Performance, British Skeleton
David Harvey | Performance Scientist, McLaren Formula 1
Dr Steve Ingham | Managing Director, Supporting Champions
Professor Mark Williams | Research Scientist for FIFA, UEFA and the England Football Association
Robin Dicke | 1st Team Physiotherapist, Glasgow Rangers Football Club
Sara Horne | International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport
Dave Roberts | Director of Medical Services, Lancashire County Cricket Club
Dr Daniel Eastough | Senior Biomechanist
Tom Cresswell | Sports Therapist, Great Britain Basketball
Ben Coomber | Performance Nutrionist
Jonny Harris-Wright | Strength & Conditioning Coach, Bristol Rugby

We host great events

Careers in Sports Coaching and Teaching

Jane Powell | National Talent and Performance Manager, England Lacrosse
Rochelle Clark MBE | Rugby World Cup Winner and Level 4 coach
Les Howie | Head of Grassroots Coaching, The Football Association
Laura Sugar | PE teacher and Paralympic Athlete
Jon Pettit | Managing Director, Future Active
Guy Parkin | Head Coach, Pro Football Support
Malcolm Brown MBE | Coach of Olympic medallists
Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee
Simon Bicknell | Association of Physical Education
Dr Gary Brickley | GB Paralympian Cycling Coach
Ian Grant | Great Britain Decathlon Coach
Jon Evans | Coach Development Officer, Welsh Rugby Union

Careers in Sports Business

Tara Dillon | Chief Executive Officer, CIMSPA
Dean Horridge | Former CEO, Fit for Sport
Libby Jellie | Communication Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance
Warren Hegg | Business Development Manager, Lancashire Cricket Club
Luke Sutton | Co-Founder of Activate Group
Paul Lake | Club Support Manager, The Premier League
Cheryl Hersey | Director, The Action Group
Geoff Durbin | Commercial Director, Warrington Wolves

Careers in Sports Media

Shelley Alexander | editorial Lead for Women’s Sport, BBC Sport
John Inverdale | Journalist, BBC Sport and ITV
Jack Travers | Assistant Editor, News Associates
Harriet Drudge | Social Media Lead at The Athletic UK
Nick Judd | Editor, Envee Media
Anne-Marie Batson | Sports Broadcaster, Premier League Productions

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