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Issue No 512 £2.00 news & jobs updated daily online
29 September - 12 October 2009 Circulation 23,016 (July 07 – June 08)
Latest Working in Fitness survey results announced
By Pete Hayman continues to remain high at six
days per year, although more
SkillsActive, the sector skills than half said they now pay for
council for active learning and their own training.
leisure, and the Register of More than a quarter of
Exercise Professionals (REPs) fitness workers hold an honours
have unveiled the results of the degree, while 11 per cent have
sixth Working in Fitness survey. obtained a masters or other
Almost 1,500 workers from postgraduate qualifications. A
across the health and fitness
total of 59 per cent have
sector took part in the 2009
acquired a Level 3 Fitness
study, which is designed to
qualification, while more than a
monitor salary trends, training image quarter are qualified to Level 2.
and job satisfaction. Almost 1,500 fitness professionals participated in the 2009 study Stephen Studd, chief
According to the 2009 executive of SkillsActive, said:
survey, more than half of the private sector workers saw an counterparts, which jumps to "Given the economic environ-
public sector workers who increase in salary. 33 per cent for freelance and ment, it would be unreasonable
replied to the survey said they In terms of pay, the new self-employed workers. to expect the fitness market to
had received a pay rise during report has also found that The average number of remain unaffected. However, it
the course of the year, al- males earn 16 per cent more training days for employees is reassuring to see continued
though less than a quarter of on average than their female throughout the fitness sector investment in training."
Government threatens FA with £25m funding cut
Reopening for
Sports minister unhappy with failure to implement Lord Burns' recommendations
Glasgow centre
Glasgow Museums
By Pete Hayman could now face a £25m cut in Resource Centre (GMRC)
grassroots funding from Sport has reopened to the
Sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe England and the withdrawal of public, following the
has warned the Football political support. completion of a multi-
Association (FA) that it could Sutcliffe said: "Funding is one million pound refurbish-
face a significant funding cut if lever we've got. It would be a ment scheme at the venue.
it failed to implement reforms last resort. But there has to be, The unveiling of the
put forward in 2005. and there already is, a new-look centre in Nitshill
The recommendations, which recognition that the status quo will enable members of
were outlined four years ago is not good enough." the public to view the
by Lord Burns' structural review Sutcliffe has called on the FA "[The FA must] use this majority of the city's
of the national governing body, to "put its house in order" opportunity – where good extensive museum
included the appointment of progress has been made – to collection, with approxi-
two non-executive, indepen- However, Sutcliffe told the put its house in order. If that mately one million objects
dent directors as part of efforts Guardian newspaper that the doesn't happen the influence of and pieces of artwork
to break-up the 'old guard' of FA has failed to act fast enough the FA will diminish and housed at the GMRC.
the FA Council. to implement the changes and football as a sport will suffer."
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