A number of high-profile people from across the sports industry have been taking part in our CEO of a Sports Organisation course in partnership with VSI.

People at Premier League and Football League clubs have been taking on the course, along with officers at Premiership rugby clubs and other sporting companies.

The CEO of a Sports Organisation course is aimed at athletes and executives who wish to become chief executives in the world of sport.

Including modules such as ‘The Role of a CEO’ and ‘The People Game,’ the course best prepares people for their dream role of a chief executive within the sports industry.

Many of the people on the course took the time to say how much they were enjoying being pushed to their limits.

Alice Watson, a regional manager for the FA, said: “It’s been really challenging and putting us out of our comfort zone, but everyone should get involved in this course. It’s fantastic.”

James Cooper, a sports broadcaster and journalist, spoke about the strength of the course, and the people within.

He said: “The strength of what’s being offered to this cohort is not just education, what VSI offer is absolute educational experience.

“The strength is also the strength of the cohort, the network we’re able to draw on; The strengths, the weaknesses, the different perspectives.”

Another person taking the course was Niall Curneen, general manager of Northern Irish Premiership side Larne FC.

He said: “We’ve come into this very open minded, probably thinking we knew more than we did, but we’ve been challenged in a really thought-provoking way and come away with some great ideas.”

Chief revenue officer at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Mark Davies, added: “We’ve managed to meet people on the inside and talk about what they’re looking for, getting a balanced view and talking about why these things are so important.”

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