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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:

+44(0)208 123 8702 

Sporting Opportunities
Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft
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.






  • ''The talent over there, especially in terms of guards, is amazing. They have got skills that kick us into touch!''
    Mark Bernhardt , Basketball, Ghana
  • ''I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who was involved in organising my trip to Ghana, it was definitely the best three months of my life and I loved every minute!''
    Laurie Warburg , Basketball, Ghana
  • "It was such an eye-opening and life-changing experience to coach basketball overseas. And some of the kids were so talented!"
    George Smith , Basketball, South Africa
  • "I travelled to Ghana not knowing what to expect, but after just a few days of my cricket coaching placement I felt right at home. All the kids were so keen to learn, and the local staff and coaches were really supportive."
    Jason Drummond , Cricket, Ghana
  • "It was fascinating to associate and live with a number of different cultures. The experience of helping others who lived an extensively sheltered and innocent life was invaluable."
    David Holmes , Cricket, India
  • "My time in South Africa was without doubt an amazing experience and one that, as I reflect now, was life-changing to say the least."
    Mark Watkiss , Cricket, South Africa
  • "I never imagined that our presence in the townships could have such a huge impact on the kids and be so greatly appreciated. It’s an experience I’ll never forget."
    Matt Harland , Football, South Africa
  • "The passion shown by all the players was amazing and it was such a great thing to be part of. The skill and talent some of them had was phenomenal and it was of a much higher standard than I had ever seen before."
    Tom Baines , Football, South Africa
  • "I have a much more positive outlook on life after coaching football in South Africa. It really opened my eyes to some of the basic things in life that I had taken for granted."
    Mark Kent , Football, South Africa
  • “The volunteering and the staff made this the best 12 weeks of my life. To see how positive the community reacts on the work of the volunteers forces you to do your best to leave a good impression.”
    Patrick Radmacher , Football, India
  • "This was a really great experience, takes a couple days to get into the swing of things, but after that the trip runs very smoothly. All the staff and other volunteers were very friendly and I will defiantly be doing something similar next summer. Unforgettable!"
    Will Hurl , Football, Ghana
  • "The football coaching was great, and also being able to play a lot of football was even better. I thought the staff were great as they loved football and that added to our experience. Great people, great experience and a great sport to be playing in Ghana."
    Matt Pheasant , Football, Ghana
  • “Initially I had minor worries that a girl football coach would not be respected, but as soon as I got there, this illusion was proven very wrong!”
    Lucy Mills , Football, Ghana
  • "Hola amigos! Just got back to the UK after a epic trip out in Buenos Aires. I can safely say that it's one of my favourite places in the world.So many things make this city great be it the food, women, wine, or footy!"
    James Kennedy , Football, Argentina
  • ''I had an amazing experience and the team in Argentina are fantastic. Thanks to Alejandro for really showing me the true Argentine way of life. I look forward to visting again someday and seeing how the kids have developed their Messi skills!"
    Jason Evans , Football, Argentina
  • "Football Coaching in India was awesome - from the time I arrived to the day I left. The people, especially the children, the culture, the food, were all so great! It was an experience that I will never forget! Thank you Sporting Opportunities.... Sanj."
    Sanjay Thanki , Football, India
  • "The experience I had in Ecuador was without doubt the greatest experience of my life so far. I would recommend the programme to anyone who has even the slightest interest in playing or coaching football. The playing experience I gained with La Universidad Catolica was second to none."
    Craig Lawlor , Football, Ecuador
  • "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
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