Golden Opportunities -- Business Never Stops

(ATR) This week's opportunities include Essendon F.C. and the England Golf Partnership. Also, United World Wrestling seeks bids for future competitions!

This week's Golden Opportunities:

1. Featured Jobs - Essendon F.C., Racepoint Global, England Golf Partnership, and more

2. Conferences -World Olympians Forum (Oct 20-22),Securing Sport 2015 (Nov 3-4),Host City Conference (Nov. 9-10)

3. Olympian Efforts - BWF Sustainability Project

4. Awards - USOC "Best of" Honors

5.Programs - Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar

6.Volunteers - Houston 2015

7. Tickets - 2016 U.S. Olympic trials

8. Media Matters - 2016 ITU Winter Triathlon

9.Proposals -

10. Scholarships -

11. Contests - Rio 2016 ticket contest

12.Merchandise - Rugby World Cup 2015

13. Tender Opportunities - United World Wrestling and more!

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Essendon Football Club

Senior Commercial Sales Manager

Melbourne, Australia

Closing date: 25/10/15

Essendon Football Club seek a Senior Commercial Sales Manager to drive new revenue and product offerings across the commercial and strategic partnerships landscape, as well as strengthening key business relationships and leveraging networks to create commercial opportunities for the club.

Racepoint Global

Account Director (New Balance)

London, United Kingdom

Closing date: Open until filled

Racepoint Global seek an Account Director (New Balance) to be responsible for campaign direction, PR planning and team development. For this role you will need to be a confident leader and thrive in mentoring the PR team, encourage a true go-get media culture and drive the standard of work across the business.

England Golf Partnership

Independent Board Member

Belfry, United Kingdom

Closing date: 27/11/2015

England Golf Partnership seek an Independent Board Member who will constructively challenge and contribute to the development and implementation of the "Whole Sport Plan" for golf.

London Irish

Sponsorship Manager

Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Closing date: Open until filled

London Irish seek a Sponsorship Manager to be responsible for contacting new prospects, securing initial meetings plus attending new sales pitches/meetings and negotiations with the aim of securing new sponsorship agreements and renewals.

London Marathon Events

Operations Assistant

London, United Kingdom

Closing date: 30/10/2015

London Marathon Events seeks an Operations Assistant to support the operations management team in the planning and delivery of key aspects of the series of events that take place over RideLondon weekend. Including assisting in the delivery and procurement of way-finding and sport signage for the portfolio of London Marathon Events.

The Football Association (F.A.)

Broadcast Operations Coordinator

London, United Kingdom

Closing date: Open until filled

The Football Association seek a Broadcast Operations Coordinator to assist with all broadcast operations and servicing needs of both the FA and its broadcasting partners with particular focus on the Women’s and Development team matches.

Singapore Sports Institute

Head & Senior Sport Psychologist


Closing date: 06/11/15

Singapore Sports Institute seek a Head & Senior Sport Psychologist who will be responsible for the planning and implementation of sports psychology services by the Sport Science Centre of the SSI. Including leading and managing a team of five SSI sport psychologists and four associate sport psychologists within the sports psychology network.

Singapore Sports Institute

Medical Director


Closing date: 06/11/15

Singapore Sports Institute seek a Medical Director to play a lead role in the business model optimisation to provide world-class sports medicine services for carded athletes and other stakeholders. Ensuring that best practice services are provided by the Sports Medicine Centre.


World Olympians Forum: Oct 20-22Securing Sport 2015: Nov 3-4Host City Conference: Nov. 9-10City Events: Nov. 17-18Peace and Sport International Forum: Nov 25-27Science and Triathlon Conference: Nov 26-27Para-Athletics Coaches Conference:Dec. 12-13SPORTELAsia 2016: Mar. 15-17, 2016International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport: Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2016The Academy: Jun. 1-2, 2016Sustainable Sports & Events: Jun. 9-10, 2016International Sports Convention:Dec. 7-8, 2016IPC Vista Conference: Sep. 19-22, 2017

Olympian Efforts:

BWF Sustainability Project

Badminton World Federation has received a TAFISA Sustainability Award for its development programme, Shuttle Time.TAFISA President, Professor Ju-Ho Chang, and TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann presented the award to BWF Development Manager John Shearer at TAFISA’s gala dinner last Saturday in Budapest, Hungary.These festivities were part of the TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All) World Congress 2015, held from October 14 to 18. The five-day meeting was attended by more than 400 delegates from 71 countries. Attendees included the EU Commissioner on Sports, IOC officials, and the sports ministers of Hungary and Indonesia.


U.S.O.C. Best Of September Honors

Outstanding performances during the month of September earned triathlete Gwen Jorgensen, freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs, and the U.S. men’s national volleyball team Best of September honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced. For more information, click here.


The Olympic Games and the Media - Coursera Platform

The Centre d’Estudis Olímpics at the Universitat Autònoma deBarcelona has just launched the second edition of the Massive Open Online Course The Olympic Games and the Media on theCoursera Platform.

The Olympic Games and the Media analyses the intersectionbetween the Olympic Games, traditional and new social mediaand how television contributes to fund, shape and disseminatethe major sporting spectacle in the world: the Olympic Games.

The great novelty of this second edition is that it will be offeredwith Spanish subtitles. All the teaching materials will be providedboth in English and Spanish for free.

AISTS SEMOS - Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar

February 1, 2016 to February 5, 2016; Lausanne, Switzerland - The AISTS SEMOSTM module offers an overview of the key tasks that sports managers need to successfully plan, communicate and operate when organising sport events, providing a 360° view and behind the scenes look at the mechanics of sport events.

Bringing together leaders of International Sport Federations and other experts of the AISTS network, including the International Olympic Committee and sport event organisers, AISTS SEMOSTM is both pertinent and practical, and recognises the increased expectations of spectators, media and sponsors at major events.

Post-graduation in High Performance Football Coaching coordinated by José Mourinho

This professional master programme is structured in 8 modules. Each module consists of a full board, immersive procedure that is experienced in 4 consecutive and intensive days. Module contents are drilled progressively, from groundwork fundations to advance professional competencies of football coaching. Wholehearted emphasis on clear-cut teaching-learning methodologies will allow students to engage in a transformational experience that will profoundly change their perspectives and uniquely set apart their career skills.

AISTS Masters of Sport Administration

The Athlete scholarship funds half the tuition fee of the AISTS Master of Sports Administration - a 14-month programme developing the future leaders in sport.

If you know of an athlete who has the potential to make a positive difference, we hope you will forward on this information.

Athletes can also get in touch with us directly on +41 (0)21 693 85 92 or at


Volunteer for IWF! Houston 2015 Weightlifting Championships

We're seeking translators, interpreters, player engagement assistants, ushers, greeters and more! Register in our volunteer database and invite your friends to volunteer by visiting here.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Men’s Gymnastics and P&G Gymnastics Championships for women go on sale Oct. 16

All-session tickets for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Men’s Gymnastics and P&G Gymnastics Championships for women’s and junior men’s gymnastics go on sale Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. CT. Scheduled for June 23-26, both events will be held at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, which hosted the 2012 men’s and women’s national championships. This is the first time in recent history that the Olympic Trials for men’s gymnastics has been held in St. Louis, and the third time the city has hosted USA Gymnastics’ national championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics. For more information, click here.

Media Matters:

2016 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships announcement

The 2016 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships have been awarded to Zeltweg, Austria, and will be held on February 12-14, 2016.This is the second time Austria has welcomed the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships to its soil, with the last time being in 2009 in Gaishorn. A sport that sees athletes run, mountain bike on snow and cross country ski, Austria boasts a strong winning history in the sport, with three world titles having gone to Austrian athletes.In addition to the Elite World Championship, Zeltweg will welcome Under23, Junior and Age Group athletes to vie for a chance at becoming the next World Champion in their respective divisions.




Win a Trip for 2 to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

Grand prize: a trip for 2 to support the Canadian Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro incl. airfare, 4N hotel, tickets to select 2016 Rio Summer Olympics events. Weekly prize: Air Canada $500 gift card. Participation also helps the 250 athletes. For more information and to enter, click here.


Rugby World Cup 2015

As the 2015 RWC wraps to a close, remember it best with these #RWC2015 official merchandise items. See what's available here.

Tender Opportunities:

United World Wrestling to Launch New Bidding Process for Events

United World Wrestling, the international federation for Olympic wrestling, is launching its new bidding process in connection with the Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland.The improved bidding process will open for all United World Wrestling events in 2018, 2019 and 2020.The new procedure will focus on taking a partnership approach with the interested cities. Together, United World Wrestling and bid cities will decide which events are the best fits for the city. In line with the new approach, cities are encouraged to bid for multiple events to optimise their investments. For more information, please click here.

USEF Accepting Bids to Host 2017 and 2018 U.S. Junior Hunter National Championships

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting bids to host the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Junior Hunter National Championships. Anyone interested in requesting a bid packet does so with the understanding that the bid will be for the 2017 and 2018 competition years to be hosted at the same location and under the same licensee/management.Please contact Kelsey Shanley at (859) 225-6960, or by email at for a copy of the bid packet. Bids will be due in the office by the close of business Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Any request received after this time will not be considered.

2017 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship Bids Invited

The International Sailing Federation is now inviting all Member National Authorities to bid for the 2017 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.The ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds has been held every year since 1999 with the most recent event in 2015 being hosted in Middelfart, Denmark this July. Sixteen of the top women's match racers are taking part, including the top 9 ranked sailors.Bids must be received by the ISAF Secretariat and must include confirmation of support for the bid from the relevant Member National Authority. Bids will be reviewed by ISAF and a decision announced in November 2015.

International Fencing Federation Opens Bidding for Next Olympic Cycle

A call for biddings has been launched on the 22nd of June for the following championships:

- JC world championships 2017

- JC world championships 2018

- Senior world championships 2018

It's a busy time at the International Fencing Federation, where, at the eve of the World Fencing Championships, two calls for bidding are being launched. The first concerns the official competition calendar of the new Olympic cycle after Rio (2016-2020)...NF have one month time to send their applications (till the 31st of July). After the screening of the applications received, the final proposal will be debated by the FIE Executive Committee in September. Clickherefor more information.

PyeongChang 2018

In order to ensure transparency and objectivity for the participation, the POCOG Partnership programme is based on an opencompetitive tender method. The initial stage of sponsorship requires completing the tender for below under the followingguidelines.

We kindly ask all the prospective sponsors' active participation and support.

2017 Women's Rugby World Championships

Just months after a record-breaking Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, the tender process has now opened to host the event in 2017.

The tournament, which was won by England after a thrilling final in Paris last August, will move to 2017 to maximise synergy with the Olympic and Rugby World Cup Sevens cycles, allowing the world’s best female players to compete on rugby’s biggest stages. The event will return to a four-year cycle after 2017.

The tender process was ratified by World Rugby Council at its meeting in London last week.

Rio de Janeiro 2016

Procurement Portal of the Organizing Committee for Rio 2016

The portal will serve as the main channel of communication with supplier companies and has the potential to change the way of purchasing goods and services and become a legacy for national industry. The new tool will host the Games Demand for Goods and Services Plan, the Organising Committee’s purchase schedule until 2016, which will allow companies to plan ahead and also seek extra qualifications to meet the Olympic demands.

Sport and Development Opportunities: There are many job openings in sport and development including a Project Manager and Head of Communications with streetfootballworld. The International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education is seeking applications Manager Services. For all of the job listings,

Opportunities from Lausanne, Switzerland: View theIOC Job Opportunitiespage to search volunteer and full-time positions.

Opportunities from Bonn, Germany: View theIPC Job Opportunitiespage to search volunteer and full-time positions.

Opportunities from Gold Coast, Australia: View the2018 Commonwealth Gamespage to search for positions

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