Parkour pioneer Eugene Minogue to stand down as CEO of Parkour UK
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Sandwell Leisure Trust
£29,636 - £33,799
Based across Hadley Stadium, Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre and Tipton Sports Academy
Parkwood Leisure
Bristol, UK
star job
Gedling Borough Council
£9.94 - £10.34 per hour
Carlton, Nottingham, UK
Wiltshire Council
£17,364 - £17,711 pro rata
Pewsey, UK
star job
Sylvestrian Leisure Centre
Competitive
Snaresbrook, London, UK

Parkour pioneer Eugene Minogue to stand down as CEO of Parkour UK

Job opportunities
Sylvestrian Leisure Centre
Competitive
location: Snaresbrook, London, UK
Sandwell Leisure Trust
£29,636 - £33,799
location: Based across Hadley Stadium, Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre and Tipton Sports Academy
training opportunity
Institute of Swimming
location: Nationwide
more jobs

Parkour UK chief executive Eugene Minogue will step down as CEO after 10 years in the role.

During his tenure, Minogue – who has held the role since the founding of Parkour UK in 2009 – has raised the profile of the activity and was instrumental in a successful campaign to ensure the UK became the first country to officially recognise parkour as a sport.

Thanks to its recognition as a sport by Sport England, parkour is now eligible to bid for government and National Lottery funding.

Commenting on his decision to stand down, Minogue said: "It now feels like the right time for me to step down and for somebody new to take the organisation forward through the next period of its growth and development to continue establishing Parkour/Freerunning as a ‘social-norm’.

"It has been a true honour to serve as the founding CEO of the first-ever recognised NGB for Parkour/Freerunning globally in Parkour UK, and to witness the rapid growth of our sport and community over the past decade.

"During those 10 years, we have achieved so much. We've established the world’s first (and still only) regulated coaching qualifications; introduced Parkour/Freerunning into UK schools; awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark; lead the development of both a British and a European Standard for Parkour Equipment; and establishing a participation base of around 100,000 people.

"These achievements have all been achieved without any public funding, that the vast majority of other recognised sports and NGB’s regularly receive in abundance."

The recruitment process to find a new CEO will commence later this year.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Parkour UK chief executive Eugene Minogue will step down as CEO after 10 years in the role.
SAR,PHR,PUB
imagesX/THUMB342589_533324_604349.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 42,109
16 Oct 2019
Uniform manufacturer Noel Asmar Group has launched a new sustainability initiative, Hospitality Lifecycle, a textile recycling programme for hotels and spas. Hospitality Lifecycle is an ... More
15 Oct 2019
The physical activity economy is now a US$828bn (€752bn, £655bn) market – and its value is expected to grow further to US$1.1tn (€1tn, £870bn) by ... More
15 Oct 2019
Sportswear giant Nike is launching a programme which will support, empower and enable young people from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds to become ... More
14 Oct 2019
London-based interior design firm Studio Duncalf has designed a new Alchemist restaurant in a former industrial warehouse that previously housed boat-building and set design workshops ... More
14 Oct 2019
English Premier League champion Manchester City FC has opened a sensory room for young fans at its Etihad Stadium. Situated in the North-East corner of ... More
14 Oct 2019
UK-based architects Invisible Studio, founded by Piers Taylor, have designed a 150sq m (1,600sq ft) gym for the Newt Hotel in Somerset that they say ... More
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
14 Oct 2019
Around 5,000 people from low socio-economic groups have been encouraged to become more physically active during the first year of The Tackling Inactivity and Economic ... More
14 Oct 2019
Boutique fitness operator The Foundry, which offers free and subsidised classes for those on state benefits, is preparing to expand its presence beyond its current ... More
11 Oct 2019
Airport hotel chain Aerotel has opened the first and only hotel inside Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3, which is located and designed for the convenience and ... More
11 Oct 2019
Real estate developers are increasingly looking to tap into the "great opportunities" being offered by the growth of the UK’s health and fitness sector. According ... More
11 Oct 2019
The Silverstone Experience, a National Lottery Heritage Fund-backed project that will put the archive of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) on display to the ... More
11 Oct 2019
Latest figures from the Active Schools programme in Scotland show that the number of children taking part in the initiative is still growing, with 7.3 ... More
Servicesport UK Limited
Servicesport UK Limited
11 Oct 2019
Three health and fitness industry professionals at the beginning of their careers have been named as winners of Future Fit Training's Legacy Awards. The Legacy ... More
10 Oct 2019
Sensei, the wellness brand owned by tech billionaire, Larry Ellison, is to launch a retreat at the Four Seasons Hotel Lana'i at Koele. It will ... More
10 Oct 2019
Adeela Crown, a facialist and skincare specialist, has announced a new partnership with The Dorchester Collection that will include a residency at The Dorchester Spa ... More
STA
STA
1 - 15 of 42,109
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University