How studying sports will help you excel in your career

Career opportunities in the sports industry are not only limited to those with athletic prowess.

There is a wide range of positions in the field for non-athletes too.

These jobs support the sports industry by providing mental and physical health services, sales and marketing revenue, and sports media content.

Senior sports lecturer at University of Cape Town (UCT), Donny Jurgens, says very little programmes are currently teaching people other aspects of sports other than playing.

Jurgens says there are number of opportunities in sports management, including sports for development, social entrepreneurship, and practical world of sports management.

Listen to the audio below to hear more about sports educational programmes at university level...

Another challenge in Sports is that women still face challenges when participating in sports.

These challenges are personal, practical, economic, political and cultural.

Former South African national hockey player and motivational speaker, Thando Zono, shares how female sports is not exposed and taken seriously.


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