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    I am very interested in sports and have a wide range of knowledge of cricket and football.

    However my degree is in town planning. This is a 5 year masters degree type thing which I am in the final year of. Town planning was the only thing I had even a mild interest in when joining and I have gone along with my degree so far because I feel I have nothing else to really go into.

    Any advice on what jobs I could do in sports. How does somebody get onto that ladder?
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    I studied at Masters and realised that whilst I was still interested in what I had studied, a real passion laid elsewhere.

    Have you considered Physiotherapy? It's a very rewarding career and SFE will loan both tuition and maintenance for full time study despite your ELQ.
    Physiotherapy can obviously be sport centred but its broader so that if you change your mind and want to specialise/focus on something outside sport you still could.
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    (Original post by jjh87)
    I am very interested in sports and have a wide range of knowledge of cricket and football.

    However my degree is in town planning. This is a 5 year masters degree type thing which I am in the final year of. Town planning was the only thing I had even a mild interest in when joining and I have gone along with my degree so far because I feel I have nothing else to really go into.

    Any advice on what jobs I could do in sports. How does somebody get onto that ladder?
    You fight it out with all the outrageously well qualified people from Lufbra, Birmingham and Exeter who went straight into sports science or sports psychology and probably did internship at the EWCB or Nike. Just do what you can and hopefully you're a really good candidate.
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    Have you considered looking at working for Sport England? I am a town planner and we have an awful lot of correspondence with them, I believe they have their own planning team. This may be a way of bridging the gap and working your way over?
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    Is ther a particular career or careers you’re hoping to get into within sports, or is it just a general field of interest as it stands now?
 
 
 
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