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Author Archives: 4LeisureRecruitment

Professional Beauty London 2017

On 27th Feb, 4Leisure Recruitment Director Jean Wing Hing and Spa and Beauty Recruiter Ali McAlister attended Professional Beauty London, possibly the biggest spa and beauty trade show in the UK.

Jean was there to talk on the education forum and share his experience as a spa and beauty industry recruitment specialist. Did you get to hear him?

Jean Wing Hing of 4 Leisure Recruitment at Professional Beauty London 2017

The main take-aways from the talk were……

  • Getting new entrants into the world of spa and beauty who can do the basics well is becoming more of a focus. Employers are keen to recruit spa and beauty school graduates who have a solid skillset in the basics – the rest can be learnt as you go along.
  • There is concern however that this ‘ongoing training’ is being disproportionately carried out by the larger spa and beauty companies who have the resources to do so.
  • More role models are needed for spa and beauty students to help them engage and choose better career pathways. The different opportunities available to graduates beyond the basics needs much more promotion.
  • There are more people trying to train in celebrity make-up courses than jobs available in this sub-sector. The gap between what people want to study and what skills the industry is currently demanding needs to close.

After a great debate from all the panel and the audience, Jean then moved on to the College Zone, where he was the very last speaker right at the heart of the show. He filled the 15 minute slot with his wisdom on opportunities for students and graduates in the spa and beauty sector.

Did you go to Professional Beauty?

For the love of lidos

We’ve talked previously about the renaissance being enjoyed by open air swimming and lidos, and it seems our love of outdoor swimming has continued to blossom. Read more at the renaissance of outdoor swimming

Lifeguards for lidos and outdoor pools

The Cold Water Swimming Championships 2017

The Cold Water Swimming Championships 2017 held this month tells us that there are enough of us around who like to jump into an outdoor pool that is advertising a pool temperature of 1.5 degrees. For those who partake in these events they can apparently make a person feel so very alive (if suffering from a touch of numbness in the extremities at the same time).

You can learn more about the championships at https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-swimming-blog/2017/jan/30/making-a-splash-cold-water-swimming

Lidos and outdoor swimming

The love affair with outdoor swimming has taken a strong root in the local community in many areas around the country. The venue that hosted the championships is one that is supported by The South London Swimming Club who work closely with the local authorities to ensure the pool remains a valuable resource for the local community. Tooting Bec Lido is the largest fresh water pool in England and the swimming club works hard to ensure it will remain open for future generations.

Another community that saw the importance of an outdoor pool is in Cornwall. The Jubilee Pool  which had been open since 1935 fell into such a state of disrepair that by 1992 when a proposal to cover the pool was announced it inspired the local community to save it. A local architect collaborated with other supporters to get the pool listed status, they then sought grants to contribute to restoring the pool.  After many years of fundraising and repairs the pool was opened last summer by H.R.H. Prince Charles and has been much used and loved by the local community.

Jubilee Pool

© Jubilee Pool

In Yorkshire the Friends of Ilkley Lido campaign to keep their local lido in the spotlight and continue to raise funding towards the upkeep of the pool.

Ilkley Lido

© Ilkley Lido

So what is it about these outdoor lidos/pool that continue to inspire the passions of the local people around them? Is it the opportunity to mix with and speak to people? Is it in this increasingly technical age that sometimes it is simply lovely to spend some leisure time with friends and family outside and in a pool? Whatever the reason, a big thank you is due to all those who had the passion and drive to save our lidos for us and for future generations.

Do you want to work at a lido?

Want to work at a lido? If you hold a current NPLQ, or can take the qualification soon, then please do get in touch with us on info@4LeisureRecruitment.co.uk or call 01895 450640

Do you need lifeguards for your lido?

We asked Latoya and Amy (our team responsible for staffing lidos and pools) about their experiences with outdoor pools they said:

No matter the weather, we’re always surprised by how busy they are. The demand for qualified lifeguards in the build up to the Lido season is astronomical and we’re already speaking to businesses about resourcing for their sites. Preparation is key!

If we could give any advice to people running outdoor lidos, it would be “don’t wait until you’ve run out of lifeguards before you look at contingency plans!” All too often, we’ll get calls mid-season from lidos desperately needing lifeguards and sometimes it’s too late! The rate at which lifeguards are qualifying and registering for work is well below the demand and although we wish we could, we can’t create people!

If you call us before March, we’ll guarantee you’ll be in a better position in July!

It’s 01895 450640 – please ask for Latoya or Amy

Nail Salons busted in government’s illegal workers crackdown

The news we heard about the nail salons that have been targeted as part of the government’s Operation Magnify reminded us of all of our responsibilities as employers. If you didn’t read the story you can read more here…….

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/city-nail-bars-targeted-in-clampdown-on-illegal-workers-1-4327620

http://professionalbeauty.co.uk/site/PBHubNewsDetails/government-cracks-down-on-suspected-modern-slavery-in-nail-salons

Nail Salons raided in immigration operation

Operation Magnify launched by the government last year was established to target those industries that may be employing or exploiting immigrant workers: catering, construction and social care have also been targeted.

The government explains……….

Illegal working undermines legitimate employers, harms the reputation of the industry, drives down wages and denies employment to hard-working UK citizens and people who are working in the UK legally.’

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/campaign-to-tackle-illegal-working-in-construction-begins

Over 280 salons had been visited by immigration officers investigating illegal working. The immediate results were that nearly 100 illegal workers were arrested nationwide. Worryingly, over a dozen of those arrested have been passed to a service for those who have been identified as possible victims of slavery.

The industry had perhaps suspected the very same for some time but this has compounded any suspicions and reminded us not only of the legal responsibilities we all have as employers but also of the moral and ethical duties we owe our clients.

How many of you have heard clients talk about visiting salons where they felt uncomfortable? The very essence of the industry is to provide a service to clients that enhances their life and essentially makes them want to return. The health and safety needs of the clients and employees always needs to be uppermost in all our minds in every type of business.

Whilst some may well feel that the industry needed to be tidied, the net result may be that some independent business feel the pinch. The wage potential of properly qualified technicians may well improve but the net result is always likely to be an increase in cost to the customer.

Those found to be employing an illegal worker are liable to a £20,000 fine per worker if they fail to prove they carried out ‘right to work checks’. It is not worth a risk to any business to skip these legalities, it also is not providing the appropriate levels of service that all our clients expect and deserve. If you are unsure what those checks are then all the information can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/check-job-applicant-right-to-work

If you are concerned about any of these employment issues then there is plenty more guidance and support available should you wish to use them.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employers-illegal-working-penalties

ACAS also has a multitude of help guides for employers to help with all stages of employment and to help provide a better working environment for all staff and to protect employers from making errors

http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=608

The leisure industry in 2017

As we take a quick look back over the leisure industry in 2016 there has been some huge changes from where we started the year to where it is ending. Thank you to all of those people who have been involved this last twelve months – we very much look forward to spending 2017 with you too!

Leisure trends in 2016 and for 2017

The UK leisure recruitment industry

At 4Leisure Recruitment, we have seen our team grow and are excited about the recruitment industry for 2017. Despite the pinch that the living wage is bringing to many employers, the leisure sector is showing great growth and strength.  It is impossible to ignore the political changes that have taken place in 2016 so it has to be acknowledged that effects on the leisure industry have been felt as part of the global shift in politics.

However, the UK leisure industry seems to have benefited from a lift in the number of people using the services available. The spa industry particularly has seen a boost as people seem to be pampering themselves at home instead of booking holidays abroad. We seem as a nation to be spending more time and money on ourselves which is great for the industry and leisure recruiters alike!

gym industry trends

Record gym membership

In May it was announced that gym and health club memberships had reached a record high. Awareness about personal health, fitness and wellness seems to be ever increasing. At government level plans are a-foot to merge the need to improve the general health of the population as a whole and tapping into the resources of local leisure centres and trying to capture inactive groups which can only lead to more leisure jobs, more gyms and more pools!

http://www.healthclubmanagement.co.uk/detail.cfm?pagetype=detail&subject=news&codeID=324101

uk swimming trends

A dive in the popularity of swimming

However, swimming has seen a dip in the number of folks doing it on a regular basis, with reports that regular swimming participation has seen a drop of around 24%

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38128659

But it may be that the reasons behind this include the very fact that there are so many other activities on offer that people are not exercising less in the pool, but more everywhere. 2016 has seen 564 new publicly accessible pools open.

We also have not experienced a drop in demand for qualified lifeguards, so it remains to be seen if swimming participation will have a major long-term impact on the leisure industry as a whole.

trends in fitness tech

Leisure tech

One trend we can’t ignore from 2016 is that of ever advancing technology. David Lloyd Leisure has had a major virtual fitness rollout and we predict 2017 will see much more of the same. There is no escaping the explosion of tech in the leisure sector, so don’t try to escape it. If you were one of the millions of users of Pokemon Go earlier this year then you certainly embraced the cultural shift to blending tech and exercise. We predict much more of the same next year and eagerly await the next big release.

Olympics and Paralympics 2016

Major events

2016 has seen the leisure sector grow at a faster rate than retail, possibly helped along by some huge events in the sporting world, including the Olympics and the Paralympics. A truly spectacular event with some brilliant performances both by teams and individuals. In case you missed our earlier blog post about some other sporting events you really don’t want to miss, take a look at where you need to go if you are looking for something to start a training schedule for in the new year. http://www.4leisurerecruitment.co.uk/blog/4leisure-news/five-not-to-be-missed-sporting-events-this-summer/

We very much look forward to seeing the rise of skateboarding next year too as one of the newest additions to the Olympic line up. It will be good to see new facilities and enthusiasts finding a wider platform.

Beauty retail staff

High demand for beauty and spa

2016 has seen us experience high demand for passionate beauty retail staff. It seems that more of us are willing to pay for good quality beauty products and we have been providing retail staff to help customers looking for advice on what to purchase.

The spa industry in general is taking advantage of the demand for beauty products and treatments – in November, Pure Gym launched a membership-style salon concept. We look forward to seeing this roll out further in 2017.

http://professionalbeauty.co.uk/site/IndustryNewsDetails/pure-gym-founders-to-launch-membership-salon-concept

The rise of trampoline parks

Bouncing onward?

Trampoline venues have had a huge rise in popularity in the last 18 months. They seem to be popping up all over the place but the market is already becoming very aggressive with some already starting to close. 2017 is likely to see these businesses striving for diversification in the battle to compete. Some of our clients are already introducing facilities such as climbing walls, laser tag and “ninja warrior” style courses. As they evolve, these will provide more credible venues for the corporate market. There are plenty of businesses now focused keenly on the corporate event market and the ability to provide a full entertainments package with much more comprehensive catering options may be the difference between those that survive and those that don’t.

What else do we envisage 2017 bringing for us – well after some of the events of this year I think it is safe to say next year will be a complete adventure- one we look forward to taking with you.

Congratulations to The Massage Company

We are delighted to share the news that The Massage Company won Best New Business in Surrey at the SME Surrey Business Awards. As recruiters for The Massage Company we couldn’t be happier for them in their success.

 

Charlie Thompson Operations Director said ‘We were delighted to win Best New Business in Surrey. As a business we bring a whole new concept to the UK. Massage should not just be a luxury-it should be a vital part of leading a balanced and healthy life’.

When we announced our partnership with The Massage Company we said then just how much we were looking forward to working with people with such a clear strategy, one that clearly is working! – Read more about our partnership at http://www.4leisurerecruitment.co.uk/blog/spaandbeauty-news/announcing-partnering-with-the-massage-company/

From here we not only want to congratulate them on this fabulous award but we are also excited about what the future will hold for them. For more information about the company please visit their website www.massagecompany.co.uk

The SME Surrey Business Awards are an endorsement of hard-work, determination and enterprise in business. Winning such an award recognises a business and offers exceptional opportunities as well increasing credibility. http://surreyawards.co.uk/

The Massge Company win Best New Business of 2016 at the SME Surrey Awards

Do recruiters use social media to check on candidates?

Do you think about what you post on your social media accounts? If you’re looking for a job then you should!

Recent research by CareerBuilder found that around 60% of recruiters in the US use social media to garner more information about a candidate. We imagine it’s a similar story here in the UK, though we’ll leave it to you to guess whether we are in the 60% ourselves!

Read the full article at – http://thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com/2016/04/28/37823/

Do recruiters use social media

The truth is that it is irrelevant whether you think it’s ethical for a recruiter to check out your personal social media feeds because it goes on regardless. It is part of a recruiter’s job to make sure their client is getting the best possible candidates for consideration. If you’re actively looking for a job, then you need to be careful what you post.

You may think that no-one really looks at your social media postings but once you cross the line and post something, it’s no longer a secret. Whether you have 1 follower, or 1 million, the content is there for all to see. Let’s hope Gary Lineker doesn’t regret this tweet from earlier this month.

gary-linekar-tweet

Whether or not Gary is right or wrong in his early assessment of Leicester City’s likely league finishing position, it would take a very brave man to go back on this promise, especially as it’s been retweeted over 33,000 times, taking the reach of this lone tweet into the millions. OK, Gary is a very famous seller of crisps and will inevitably attract attention, but when you’re looking for a job, you’re trying to catch the attention of potential employers and those tasked with working on their behalf. Probably best to not give off a bad impression of yourself.

To make a bad impression of yourself, according to the research, you should use bad language, use inappropriate or provocative photos, show yourself up as a racist or bigot, bad-mouth your current or former employers, or show general poor communication skills.

To create a good impression, you should use a professional photograph, share updates which support the skills you claim to have, and have good communication skills.

It’s not a good idea to stay off social media altogether either – around 40% of employers say that lack of digital presence is off-putting. Maybe in this age of almost everyone using social media, it looks suspicious if you don’t.

So what can you do? First of all, look at all your social media accounts and put yourself in the recruiter’s shoes. Is there anything in there which would make a recruiter think twice before recommending you to an employer?

Then improve your accounts. Can you add positive stories to your accounts which reinforce your professional image? Can you replace your dodgy profile pic with something more professional, for example.

Going forward, employers have been known to use social media to keep a check on employees, so don’t think that the game stops once you’re safely in the job. Be mindful of what you post on social media all of the time – you never know who might be watching!

Why not follow us on social media too?

For National Spa Week: The history of the spa

The modern day Spa has centuries of history built into its structure.

As far back as Greek and Roman times bathing in spa waters was well known for medicinal and healing properties with people often making pilgrimages to help with their ailments. Even further back in time the Egyptians indulged in the taking of baths in healing waters with added oils and remedies. Spirituality played a key role in the importance of cleanliness and healing.

More recently and here in Europe historically, visiting spa towns to heal the body and mind was extremely fashionable in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The wealthy loved visiting the spa towns to rest and recuperate after or during illness as it was much believed to improve the health of the body and the mind.

The history of the spa

It seems as a human race we have for thousands of years enjoyed taking part in indulgent activity we feel improves our health and state of mind and that also has a side effect of making us feel more beautiful.

The modern day spa has developed and branched into a hugely diverse industry. The human need to feel pampered and ‘healed’ in mind and body has expanded. Across the world spas and associated treatments cater for both men and women and almost any treatment imaginable is now available.

The history of the spa

Spas and treatments improve bodily function, combat insomnia, improve skin quality, relax and refresh tired, aching and painful muscles and reduce anxiety and stress. Associated treatments can remove unwanted hair, shape brows, deliver light and heat therapy…..whatever treatment we want there is a spa that provides it. As an expanding industry the spa industry caters for what seems to be a primal need to be ‘touched’, ‘healed’ and generally made to feel better about ourselves.

National Spa Week 2016

Celebrating and promoting the spa industry is National Spa Week from October 31st-November 4th when UK spas and salons are opening their doors to entice new and existing customers to visit, and further promote the work of spas and spa therapists.

Even better, participating salons are invited to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care during the week by donating a percentage of the profit during National Spa Week. So if you have ever considered a hot stone massage, a detox body wrap or an Indian head massage this could be the week to book it in and support a fantastic charity. Looking after our emotional and physical health has never been more important in the hectic lifestyle of this century!

For more information about National Spa Week, please visit http://spaweek.co.uk/about-sdw

Four leisure jobs fit for a football manager (or an ex-football manager)

Have you had to leave a high-profile well-paid job in sport recently? *coughs* It’s bad times but don’t despair. If you have experience in sports and transferable skills then there will be a leisure job for you, even if you were, for example, as high-up as the manager of the England football team.

Leisure jobs

You may want to take a break for a while, maybe to refresh your mind and body, before you get stuck back in to sports and leisure again, but rest assured, 4Leisure Recruitment are here to help.

Here are four leisure jobs which could be a great fit for you…..

General Manager for a leisure complex

If you are confident in managing a team of high-performing people, have steely determination, and are able to inspire and lead, then maybe you could be a general manager for a leading leisure brand at their complex in the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire/Hertfordshire area.

With a salary of £40,000 – £45,000 and an achievable bonus package, this is not to be sniffed at. It might be less than you’re used to, but it’s working for a company with room for development and you won’t have the press on your doorstep if you slip up occasionally. Hopefully.

Learn more at http://www.4leisurerecruitment.co.uk/jobs/bedfordshire/buckinghamshire/health-catering/senior-appointments/other/general-manager-golf-centre-milton-keynes/2154/

How about being a sales manager?

Are you an inspirational leader who can get the best from your team? Then come and work somewhere a bit more scenic, and away from the spotlight of London. A Dorset-based health and fitness provider is seeking a tenacious sales manager to join their team.

Your job is to increase footfall and convert leads into new memberships by innovative marketing and inspiring your sales staff. It requires some evenings and weekend working, but you can do this in the very nice high-end facility rather than facing the wind and rain in a dugout in some European town.

Fancy this one? There is more information at http://www.4leisurerecruitment.co.uk/jobs/dorset/health-fitness/sales-manager/2166/

A lifeguard?

If you can swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds, jump or dive deep in to the water, and have a passion for keeping people of all ages safe and sound, then you can take your NPLQ and be a lifeguard. Lifeguarding gets a bad rep sometimes but I don’t really know why. It’s a great job that teaches you the basics you will need for working in the leisure industry, and often provides flexible work you can do in on evenings and weekends, or just in the summer, or off-season if you like. In fact, why not do it anyway and you can work it around another job for that bit of extra cash? Just don’t be trying to sell on pool noodles for profit to undercover reporters or you might find yourself back in the job centre.

Here’s a job that’s going right now http://www.4leisurerecruitment.co.uk/jobs/north-london/health-fitness/lifeguards-in-edmonton/2162/

Beauty Brand Ambassador

If you’re available for ongoing work immediately (and a little bird told me that you are), then we are looking for beauty brand ambassadors. We need people with a passion for the beauty industry, with outgoing personalities, and exceptional customer service and communication skills. I mean, you have experience dealing with the press, right? We offer weekly pay and the opportunity to work with some luxury cosmetic and perfume brands. It might be a bit different to the sales patter that you’re known for, but if you have retail experience, then please consider this.

We are currently recruiting for Beauty Brand Ambassadors in Newbury, and all over greater London http://www.4leisurerecruitment.co.uk/jobs/berkshire/spa-beauty/beauty-brand-ambassador/2167/

If you’re looking for a new job in leisure, then please do get in touch

We’re here Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 01895 450640 or on email 24/7 info@4leisurerecruitment.co.uk

All the best for the future in finding your next job. Just try to keep hold of that one for longer, eh?

How a sport becomes an ‘Olympic’ sport and how Rugby Sevens made that journey.

Rugby Union was played at Olympic level between 1900 and 1924, at which stage it was dropped from the line-up. This year sees Rugby Sevens appear on the Olympic stage – So what is Rugby Sevens and what does it take to be an Olympic sport?

Flexibility in the line-up for the Olympics reflects societal change and diversity over the ages. Sports go in and out of fashion over time. The rugby played in the Olympic Games back at the turn of the century was the traditional 15 player game. The game included today in the battle for medals is the newer faster and shorter version. This shorter version currently being celebrated by Olympic viewers originated as a fund-raiser in Scotland back in 1883. From there it spread, firstly south of the Scottish borders and then globally.

Women's rugby

Rugby sevens is administered by World Rugby and is played internationally with the World Rugby Seven Series running annually.

Rugby Sevens is a variant of rugby union and has only seven players on each team. There are only five subs and substitutions are limited to five. The match is played in two halves of seven minutes each with only a one-two minute half-time break. The entire structure of the game is designed to keep it fast paced and free-flowing. Played by both men and women this design means that entire tournaments can be played in a matter of days as is the case in Rio.

The olympics

The International Olympic Committee are the body responsible for deciding the fate of a sport that chooses to apply for Olympic inclusion. The journey is a long and complicated one.

Initially the sport has to be recognised as a sport by the IOC. Then the IOC require that the sport be governed by an international body. That body then has to apply many codes and rules set out by the Olympic charter. Recognition as a sport does not however determine inclusion, – for example chess has for many years tried to become part of the Olympics.

An application process can then be undertaken where the IOC decide which applications are successful. The decision is based on a number of factors; including the popularity of the sport, and that the sport must be played by both men and women. Cost factors concerning where to hold the sport are considered in order that hosts are not faced with huge overheads for a venue which may never again be used. Appeal to the younger generation is also a factor and the sport must be considered to ‘add value’ to the games.

Whilst rugby sevens made it back into the games this year, baseball and wrestling were removed. Announced just this month, baseball has made it back onto the list of confirmed sports for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This highlights the ever-changing face of sport and society. Completely new to the line-up in 2020 will be skateboarding and surfing.

The journey to become a new Olympic sport is a complicated one based on many factors and in years to come we may even see the return of the good old tug of war!

Until then it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fiercely exciting Rugby Sevens tournaments and break out your skateboards – there is only four years to make it into the GB Skateboarding team!

Skateboarder

Five not-to-be-missed sporting events this summer

As soon as the weather begins to warm and the daylight hours begin to stretch we see a huge increase in the amount of sport that we as a nation consume.

So far this year has seen some incredible sporting events with still some spectacular ones to follow. There has been football drama in the Euro 2016 championships, superb quality tennis over the Wimbledon fortnight, Horse racing, Formula One, Cricket, Golf, the list goes on! Counting down the days to the beginning of the 2016 Olympics we thought we would take a quick look at five events that if you missed them this year you will want to catch them next time around.

Earlier in the season you will of course remember the very tense World Nettle Eating championships in West Dorset. This year’s winner consumed approximately 76 feet of the plants and comfortably (or uncomfortably) beat his nearest rival by approximately 20 feet. Next year the championships are expected to be in the same place should you be considering entering. This winner this year also came first last year so some hard training over the winter may be necessary. More more information on how to take part next year, please visit http://www.bottle-inn.net/#!nettle-eating-bottleinn-nettle/c19qp

Also not for the faint hearted is the Toe Wrestling World Championships in Derbyshire.

Established in the 1970s the World Championships has a rich heritage. The entrance regulations for this event are rigorous with contestants having to pass a strict toe inspection before competing. The date for 2017 has yet to be revealed. Unfortunately, the sport was denied inclusion for the Olympics in 1997 as the Olympic committee were unsure if it would qualify as a winter or summer sport.

All you need to know at https://bentleybrookinn.co.uk/toe-wrestling/

If you fancy a spot of travelling for your sport, then Finland hosts the annual Wife Carrying World Championships in summer. There are four customary styles to ‘carry the wife’ (although some contestants do borrow a ‘wife’ for the contest), the wife can be dangled, piggybacked, thrown over the shoulder and also be crosswise across the shoulders. Should there be any interested parties looking to take up serious competition training over the winter the link below will take you to a page which offers advice in how to become a ‘master’ at carrying the wife. As a country, the United Kingdom has been under-represented in these championships, and it would be great to see this turn around. As an incentive, the organisers insist that carrying the wife is very good for your relationship!

Find out more at http://www.eukonkanto.fi/en/How+to+Become+a+Master+in+Wife+Carrying.html

More recently if you were lucky enough to make it see the London Chessboxing Championships. Chessboxing sees two competitors play a three-minute game of chess followed by a round of boxing, and so on. Well until there is either a knockout or a checkmate. Training for this event must indeed take severe amounts of dedication and perseverance, also a liking for chess and boxing!

You can join in with Chessboxing classes at http://londonchessboxing.com/classes/

Lastly and one not to be missed for this year is the 31st World Bogsnorkelling Championships in August. These truly international world championships have seen participants from around the globe and promises to be an event like no other. The event to be held in Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales also runs a fancy dress element to the competition.

For anyone who is interested-it is not too late to enter. Online entries close seven days before the event on Sunday August 28th. Visit the information page where you can find out how to register register. Good luck to those who are brave enough to enter!

More info at http://www.green-events.co.uk/events.html?id=57

For the rest of us who may not be brave enough to have a go at some of the listed sports we wish you a happy countdown to the start of the Olympics (minus Toe-wrestling) and hope you enjoy all of the wonderful sports the summer still has for us to enjoy!

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