1. Connect with anyone and everyone in the field of your interest. Follow associations and individuals on twitter and sign up to newsletters. The more information you have the more opportunities will be available for you grasp.
2. Sports is a big field but careers are generally in four main areas: coaching and teaching, science, health and business (including marketing and journalism/broadcasting). Consider what you are most interested in as this will have an impact on what you study and where you focus your efforts.
3. Have a look at www.careers-in-sport.co.uk/ for inspiration and information about the industry, the careers and the jobs available.