Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.
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New workers start around £991. Normal pay is £9189 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28462.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
- Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
- Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
- Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
- Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
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