British Racing School
Shashi R is a Jockey’s Agent. He was a fairly successful jockey for eleven years, but realised he was never going to ba a champion. So he did a bit of research and decided to become an agent. “My first year of being a Jockey’s Agent, I took on a jockey called Micky Fenton, who was lucky enough to get on a horse and win the 1000 Guineas, probably one of the best races in the world. And we were lucky to win it, and that really was a big turning point in my career, and you know I’ll never forget it, it’s probably one of the best days of my life.” That gave him a lot of confidence. He now feels he enjoys being an agent even more than he enjoyed being a jockey.
More information about Sports coaches, instructors and officials
The UK average salary is £29,813
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
- Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions;
- Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists;
- Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made;
- Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation;
- Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants;
- Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met;
- Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment;
- Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
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