News in brief 12 February 2008


By Play the Game
English FA Cup becoming irrelevant to fans; European Association for Sport Management Conference; ‘To remember is to resist’ conference on sport and social change; Media Manager job at Streetfootballworld.

English FA Cup becoming irrelevant to fans
Research carried out at Coventry University suggests that the FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, is becoming irrelevant to fans. The FA Cup, now famous for ‘giant-killings’ with small teams triumphing over larger rivals, has now become dominated by the Premiership’s big four, reducing the charm of the competition for supporters.

More information about the research can be found here

European Association for Sport Management Conference 2008 - Call for Papers
The EASM invites researchers to submit work for presentation at the 2008 EASM Conference. The theme of the conference is “Management at the Heart of Sport” and abstracts from researchers in all disciplines of sports management are welcome to address this subject.

The conference is being organised by the University of Bayreuth, the University of Heidelberg and the University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg, the conference runs from 10 to 13 September 2008. 

The deadline for abstracts is 28 March 2008.

Additionally, the EASM has announced the creation of a new researchers award for the best original theoretical or conceptual advance and significant unpublished contribution in sport management. To be eligible for the award, researchers must be near the completion of a PhD or have graduated within the past three years.

More information about both the conference and the research award can be read here

Conference - “To remember is to resist:” 40 Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008
40 years after Mexico City, Paris, and Prague, and 80 days before the Beijing Games, the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, and New College at the University of Toronto are pleased to host a three-day conference on sport and social change to be held in Toronto, Canada, on 20 to 22 May 2008.

The conference will bring together academics and activists, practitioners and academics, including scholars from a variety of disciplines and perspectives whose research interests touch upon issues of sport and physical activity, human rights and social change. 

More information about the conference can be read here 

Streetfootballworld is looking for a Media Manager
Streetfootballworld is an international social-profit-organisation based in Berlin, Germany. Since 2002, they have worked to connect relevant actors in the field of development through football. Together with local organisations from the streetfootballworld network, Streetfootballworld systemises successful experiences in the field and develops new and innovative solutions for social challenges.

Click here to read more about the job or visit their home page here.


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