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The opportunities for employment within the sport and recreation industry in the Kimberley are diverse and cover many different fields. A large proportion of employment within the sports industry is casual and part-time. There is also the option of volunteering which is a great way to gain extra experience and knowledge and can lead to paid employment.

Some organisations that employ people with sport and recreational skills include the four local Shires, PCYC, Youth Services, some Kimberley schools and of course, Garnduwa.

Working in the sports industry requires personal attributes that include:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people and participants
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good technical skills and knowledge
  • Good leadership and managerial skills
  • Multi-skilled in a range and variety of roles
  • Ability to respond quickly when different situations arise

Examples of careers in sport include:

  • Sports Administrator
  • Professional Sportsperson
  • Sports Umpire
  • Sports Coach
  • Sport and Recreation Manager
  • Sport Centre Manager
  • Sport Massage Therapist
  • Sports Trainer
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Sports Development    Officer/Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Lifeguard
  • Swimming Teacher
  • Outdoor Recreation Coordinator