Sports Administrator

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Sports Development Manager
Sports Facility Manager
Sports Marketing Manager

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Service or PersuadingClerical or OrganisingNature or RecreationSkill Level 5

Sports administrators manage sporting clubs, associations and occasionally an entire sport. They work across all levels of sport all over Australia, from small, amateur clubs in the remote north, right up to Future Growth Strong multi-million dollar professional teams.

Sports administrators may be responsible for activities such as fund raising,
promoting the sport in school and the wider community, attracting corporate sponsorship and liaising with councils, governing bodies and other sporting clubs.

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Knowledge, skills and attributes

A sports administrator needs:

  • a keen interest in sport
  • good organisational skills
  • good interpersonal skills
  • a high level of business and management skills
  • to be able to work as part of a team

Working conditions

The working conditions and environment of a sports administrator vary greatly depending on the size of the club or association they work for. They usually work in offices, though may frequently be required to travel to visit sponsors, educational institutions, media organisations and other stakeholders. Working hours often include weekends and evenings.

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Tools and technologies

Sports administrators should be familiar with the equipment used in the sport they represent, though they do not necessarily have to have a high level of sporting skill. A large portion of a sports administrators job is carried out over the phone or using a computer, those who need to travel a great deal usually use a mobile phone and laptop computer. These workers also generally need to be familiar with word processing and accounting software.


Education and training/entrance requirements

To become a sports administrator you usually need to complete a degree in sports management, commerce, business, management, sports science or a related area.

Most sports administrators require additional experience and skills in business and management.

Did You Know?

MCG

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's biggest sporting stadium.

But it is also steeped in a rich history; established in 1853, less than 20 years after the founding of Melbourne, it is often described as the beating heart of this fantastic city.

It has been the home of Australian football since 1859, and was the birthplace of Test cricket in 1877 and one-day international cricket in 1971.

It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games, attracts up to 100,000 fans to the annual AFL Grand Final and the ‘G comes to life each Christmas at the Boxing Day Test.
(Source: MCG)


Sports Facility Manager
Office and Administration

Service or PersuadingPractical or MechanicalNature or RecreationClerical or OrganisingSkill Level 3

A sports facility manager is responsible for the sporting equipment and maintenance of a particular sporting ground or arena. A facility manager ensures that all sporting equipment and facilities are Future Growth Strong maintained to a high standard, are kept in safe working order and hygienic. Facility managers also ensure the maintenance of the sporting arena/ground in general, making sure it is fit for both the athletes and the public.

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Sports Marketing Manager
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Service or PersuadingClerical or OrganisingSkill Level 4Skill Level 5

A sports marketing manager uses their training in marketing and flair for publicity to help create and Future Growth Strong maintain a positive image for their sport. This can be achieved through a variety of means, using social  media, charity events, press conferences and community initiatives as ways of raising community awareness and recognition.

 

 

Sports Development Manager
Office and Administration

Clerical or OrganisingNature or RecreationSkill Level 5 Future Growth Strong

Sports development managers are responsible for the ongoing popularity of a sport. Development managers aim to achieve an increasing number of participants in the sport they represent. From young  children to adults, development managers devise plans to make their sport appeal to the public and to encourage them to actively participate as fans and athletes.

 

 

 

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