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Transforming the way your industry works

Developing the high performance sports model in the USA

Posted by in Canada, Elite Performance, Steve Moser, USA

As US pro and collegiate sport continues to go from strength to strength, there are some fascinating developments happening behind the scenes. Steve Moser, SRi’s High Performance Consultant for North America, takes a closer look. For many years, sport in the USA has adopted an insular approach when developing patterns of coaching, fitness, nutrition and commercial structure. It has been for good reason, too. The big five sports leagues – football, baseball, basketball, hockey and, more recently, soccer – have led the world in developing professionalism and sophisticated commercial operations….read more

Three simple steps to secure your employer of choice status

Posted by in Asia, Commercial, Digital, Helen Soulsby

Sports and entertainment companies in Asia face stiff competition from other industries when it comes to attracting talent. Helen Soulsby, SRi’s managing partner for Asia, reveals the steps that can be taken to make sure that your business is the place that people want to choose. One of the idiosyncrasies of sports and entertainment in Asia is that, despite all the glamour that comes with working for a big sporting brand or entertainment property, more kudos still tends to lie with employment in other sectors – particularly technology and anything…read more

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Ensuring success at Tokyo 2020

Posted by in Board Level, Elite Performance, Management, Stewart King

Stewart King, Senior Consultant for High Performance at SRi, spoke with close to 40 national governing body CEOs and Performance Directors from all over the world during the Olympics in Rio de Janiero. King was keen to establish how they will review Rio 2016, what the biggest challenges are ahead of Tokyo 2020, and what they will now do to ensure success in Japan. King found that a number of common themes arose: 1. Every Olympics is different and performance structures that were successful in Rio won’t necessarily work in…read more

The clock is ticking for Tokyo – time to assess whether your Board is fit for purpose

Posted by in Board Level, Commercial, Digital, Elite Performance, Management, Media, Mike Squires, Sponsorship

The warm glow of a remarkable Rio Olympics has enveloped British sport. UK Sport, has, quite rightly, been given due credit for the successful implementation of its long term investment strategy but, with the build-up for Tokyo 2020 already started, this is no time to rest on ones laurels. At SRi, we have the advantage of seeing the global success of Team GB, with offices in Australia, Singapore, China, Canada, Switzerland, Germany and the US offering an outside vantage point. In each market and across many sports including rowing, cycling,…read more

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Why it’s critical to fill venues with talent

Posted by in Commercial, Entertainment, Josie Lahey, Management, Sales, Venues

It will surprise few who are involved in the running of stadiums, arenas and convention centres, that global competition for events is as fierce today as it has ever been. With single sport stadiums and multi-venue precincts starting to attract some of the biggest events outside of their traditional hunting grounds, the opportunities for venues are both exciting and daunting in equal measure. Add into the mix the plethora of entertainment options available to time-poor consumers today – from TV to mobile games – and it has never been more…read more

Building a winning team on and off the pitch

Posted by in Commercial, HR, Jim Chaplin, Management, UK

What does it take to achieve success in a sporting organisation? Recently, SRi invited a number of sports leaders to discuss the myriad challenges that can be faced. Managing director Jim Chaplin looks at some of their learnings which can put senior leaders in the industry in the best position to build a winning side and ensure lasting glory. One of the reasons why running a sports organisation is so complex is that the individuals involved, whether on the pitch, in the first team squad or up in the boardroom,…read more

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The Rise of the Australian Sports Foundation: Q&A with ASF CEO Patrick Walker

Posted by in Australia and New Zealand, Commercial, Jonathan Harris

Since its launch in 2010, SRi’s Australian and New Zealand arm has played a part in supporting some of the most prestigious, high profile and successful sport, media and entertainment organisations in the region. The Australian Sports Foundation is dedicated to raising tax deductible money for sports from the grassroots upwards, giving clubs and teams the platform to attract donations through crowdfunding, community projects, peer-to-peer giving and regular investment. As raising finance becomes tougher and tougher in the modern sporting environment, SRi’s Managing Partner for Australia and New Zealand, Jonathan…read more

Opportunity abounds for rights holders and distributors as the rule book is still being written

Posted by in Digital, Entertainment, eSports, Media, Tim Palmer

Media, entertainment and sports rights holders are in the middle of one of the most transformational periods in history and, with the rule book being rewritten in real time, digital opportunities are rife for those that get it right, says SRi’s head of media and entertainment Tim Palmer. Media, entertainment and sports content owners and distributors are fully embracing the digital revolution, having acknowledged the change to their business models and are basking in the glow of the new climate that promises a wealth of opportunities that those in previous…read more

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Creating a high performing commercial department

Posted by in Chris Jordan, Commercial, Digital, Management, Sales, Sponsorship

Even at the highest level, sporting teams are still on the journey into becoming truly professional, global businesses. For those looking to establish themselves as a world-leading brand, having a commercial team fit for the pressures of modern sport business is a must, says SRi’s commercial rights specialist Chris Jordan. The ‘business of sport’ phrase is, in itself, something of an oxymoron. As a concept, sport embodies themes such as passion, unpredictability and tribalism. Think business, and words such as strategy, stability and growth spring to mind. It’s this struggle…read more

Post-Rio succession planning

Posted by in Elite Performance, Management, Stewart King

The action in Rio isn’t just on the field of play – succession planning will be on the lips of all senior stakeholders. Stewart King, SRi Senior Consultant in Elite Performance, is the latest selection announced for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, Stewart won’t be setting records on his bike or in a rowing boat; he will be sitting down with administrators from all over the world to discuss a vitally important facet of the Olympics – succession planning. The performance of the athletes in Rio will…read more

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