MDP Sport & Recreation a hit

The CMAE hosted the Management Development Programme on Sport & Recreation in London on 7-11 August.  

Delegates travelled from Oman, US, Sweden, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Italy, Portugal and England to participate on the course.

The MDP Sport & Recreation was introduced to the pathway last year is one of the three speciality courses. It focuses on giving delegates a wider view of sports, fitness, recreation and wellness operations and focuses on areas within racket sports, aquatics and junior programming as well as recreational sports and also listen to the trends within wellness and fitness.

Delegates on the course enjoyed visits to some of the top sports clubs including Roehampton Club, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, RAC Club, The National Tennis Centre, Queens Club and Hurlingham Club where they had tours of the top class facilities and were introduced to various sports, racquet games and team building exercises.

Tony Dutton, Sports Manager at the Hurlingham Club who was a delegate on the course said “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the incredibly enjoyable and beneficial experience I had during the MDP Sports and Recreation course in London this August. The insights I gained from visiting the top clubs in the UK and listening to inspirational speakers were truly invaluable. I will definitely use some of the great ideas from this course and apply them to my Club”.

Ana Leal, Health Club Assistant Manager at Roehampton Club also said “This was definitely a great experience and learning opportunity, whereby the programme has great speakers where you can get so much information, but also, we had the opportunity to visit and learn more about exquisite clubs across London. Definitely recommend  this course.”

CMAE CEO Torbjorn Johansson added “This week is amazing to facilitate. I loved every minute of it from the start to finish visiting all these beautiful venues. But in the end, it is not about the venues – it is all about the people. We were hosted with passion, with excitement, with pride and we got to experience people on all levels sharing their knowledge with us. An extra thank you to Marc Newey, CCM CCE at Roehampton Club whose expertise and support make us able to arrange this week.”