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Welcome to the Sporting Opportunities Press office where you will be able to find everything you need for press enquiries; including how to get in contact with the team, how to get your hands on high resolution sports travel images, learn more about our sports special offers and discounts and a little bit more about us! We endeavor to respond to all enquiries quickly and efficiently and have experienced travelers and professionals on hand to answer any of your questions. 

Who are we?
Sporting Opportunities is an exciting travel organisation providing a wide range of sports travel opportunities around the world. Our sports mad travellers get involved with sports volunteering projects in Africa, Asia and South America to internships, sports tours, summer camps, sports training and playing and even some paid sports positions as well. All our trips are ideal if you just want to take a break (gap year, career break or summer holiday) overseas and combine it with sports. However, if you want valuable sports related career opportunities then you can't beat our sports trips abroad which will enhance any CV.

Contact us
If you are a member of a media group and would like further information regarding the organisation, the programmes and placements that we have on offer, or would like to arrange a telephone, Skype or face-to-face interview, then please get in touch using the following contact details:

media@sportingopportunities.com
+44(0)208 123 8702 

Sporting Opportunities
Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3QY
United Kingdom

High Resolution Images
Please get in contact to request high resolution copies of any of the photos that you have seen on our website. We have a large database of high resolution sports photos covering all of our sports programmes and sports placements abroad and we are happy to send these on for press purposes. 

Discounts and Special Offers
We run discounts and special offers throughout the year in order to make it easier for keen sporty travelers to experience some amazing places overseas. We pride ourselves on providing a reliable and constant supply of sports volunteers to our voluntary and community development placements, where help is most needed. Click here to find out more about our sports travel Special Offers. 

Press Releases and Stories 
We have a team of experienced and enthusiastic travellers here at Sporting Opportunities who are happy to write a press release or story on request. Please use the contact details above and provide us with further information regarding the nature of the story and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Testimonials
  • "My time in Quito was amazing. I had a wonderful experience working with the kids, and partying in the Mariscal. My homestay was also fabulous and I made amazing friends with my other housemates and the family. I look forward to returning sometime soon."
    Francesca Ioffreda , Football, Ecuador
     
  • ''Since coming back to England I have been able to get hold of two sets of junior clubs, of which there are none in Ghana – the children out there were practicing using full size clubs!''
    Francis Boatman , Golf, Ghana
     
  • "The in-country staff were really great and the kitchen and house coordinators were amazingly helpful and always there trying to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable."
    Juan Echeverria , Golf, Ghana
     
  • "Had such an amazing time out in Argentina. The pitches were good quality and managed to play some competitive games myself which was really fun."
    Sarah Marshall , Hockey, Argentina
     
  • "Absolutely incredible experience, had such a good time and have developed so much as a person as a result. Would do it all over again!"
    Dan Langman , Hockey, Argentina
     
  • “Whether you’re looking for sport, adventure or worthwhile volunteer projects, South Africa is definitely the place to come - it really does have something for everyone!”
    Hannah Clare , Hockey, South Africa
     
  • “I'd do this whole experience again without a shadow of a doubt - I had the time of my life! I think the coaching and building a great rapport with the children was one of the most rewarding things I've done in a long time.”
    Emily Crowe , Hockey, South Africa
     
  • “A challenging, yet eye-opening and amazing experience. Everyone, from staff to volunteers, were so friendly and welcoming.”
    Calum Hamilton , Hockey, South Africa
     
  • “For me it was a great experience and I would do it again for sure. The staff were all so friendly and it was always fun! With these projects I really got to know the Indian culture better.”
    Lisa Schaffner , Hockey, India
     
  • “The children seemed to always pay attention and were eager to learn, which is not always something you see in the U.K. This was really rewarding and a great way to see India.”
    Rujesh Dhulashia , Hockey, India
     
  • ''My best achievement in Ghana has been coaching a large group of under 12s hockey. I also learned a lot of new coaching techniques myself.''
    Hannah Levelle , Hockey, Ghana
     
  • ''Everyone was so friendly and made me feel very welcome and part of the club. They are absolutely devoted to the game and there is a real buzz around the place.''
    Julia Brooks , Hockey, Ghana
     
  • "A truly unique experience and most amazing time. I have loved every aspect of my 3 months in Ghana working alongside the kickboxing and judo gyms. I've made some great friends and encouraged a younger generation of Ghanaians to get involved with Martial Arts."
    Will McBain , Martial Arts , Ghana
     
  • "It was great working in Ghana with the school kids and giving them access to athletics opportunities that we get so easily back home. See them develop their techniques and really improve over the time I was there was so rewarding".
    John Ellis , Athletics, Ghana
     
  • "Thanks so much for letting me be part of this project in Ghana. Apart from really improving my own Athletics fitness and skills it was a real privilege to work alongside some of the countries up and coming athletes".
    Sarah Coolshank , Athletics, Ghana
     
  • ''I had an amazing time and had an experience into another world. A real privilege to be part of Ghanaian boxing culture. I originally went for 5 weeks, not sure what to expect but actually ended up staying in Ghana for about 18 months.''
    Alec McPherson , Boxing, Ghana
     
  • ''I definitely wouldn’t swap the experience for anything. I met such friendly people out there.''
    Lee Steggles , Boxing, Ghana
     
  • “I was able to introduce new ideas and activities to the children who were so enthusiastic and they enjoyed everything we did for them. Being able to help them improve in netball was a real joy and made me so proud.”
    Sarah Ruff , Netball, South Africa
     
  • “Without a doubt this has been the best five weeks of my life! The kids I have been coaching are inspirational – they are so positive despite having such tough lives.”
    Sophia Harrington , Netball, South Africa
     
  • “If I had to describe my time in South Africa in four words, they would be ‘Time of my Life’! The experiences and friendships I now have are so special. South Africa was truly life changing and I’ll never forget it. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
    Hayley Edwards , Netball, South Africa
     
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