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St Lucia

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Who says the Caribbean is all about lying on the beach and taking a honeymoon?
 
St Lucia is a small island stretching 27 miles long (north to south) by 14 miles wide (east to west) but you will be overwhelmed by its rolling hills that grow to form volcanic mountains and reach to the sky. The iconic Pitons rise from the waves to the clouds like pyramids of volcanic stone. This isn’t some glammed-up, theme-park holiday spot – St Lucia has a pulse. Your senses are bombarded with the sights, smells and sounds of an island that’s truly alive. 

Towns, like the capital Castries, move and shake to the sound of car horns, the smell of rotis fresh from the oven and reggae blaring on the speaker. The people are warm and welcoming and if you want a destination that will let you get under the skin of West Indian life – St Lucia is the one.

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  • "Already miss my fave boys and the kids from volunteering. Making plans to return already! Thanks to everyone that helped. I've literally had the greatest two weeks of my life despite how contrasting they were to normal life here."
    Vanessa Turner , Netball, St Lucia
     
  • "This was a great trip to just get me set up in Australia and have the support of the team. The surf camp was also totally awesome and great fun."
    James Scott , Surfing, Australia
     
  • "I made so many great friends on the surf camp that I stayed in contact with throughout my 12 months in Australia."
    Nikki Denton , Surfing, Australia
     
  • "Having the scuba diving course off the back of the job support and friends I made was such a useful start to my career break in Australia."
    Emily Lamb , Scuba Diving, Australia
     
  • "I loved everything about my time in Australia, made that much better by the Sporting Opportunities team helping me settle into Aussie life that more easily."
    Ed Dench , Scuba Diving, Australia
     
  • ''It was an ideal opportunity for me to combine travelling with my passion for sport.''
    James Hairsine , Football, Ghana
     
  • “This was a fantastic opportunity to gain some experience in sports psychology, which has really helped with the psychology element of my sports studies degree.”
    Anthony Gibson , Football, Ghana
     
  • "First class training and facilities. Just what I needed to keep up with my high performance training and fitness conditioning."
    David Burgess , Rugby Union, Australia
     
  • "This training experience in Australia was such a great way to spend part of my gap year and has got me focussed to continue my Rugby back home."
    Rory Leadbetter , Rugby Union, Australia
     
  • "The sports tour that Sporting Opportunities arranged for us was perfect. South Africa was a great country and having the mix of playing against locals as well as coaching sport to kids in the townships was a nice balance. Doing two weeks in South Africa has made a number of us want to come back for a longer stint on one of your 5 week volunteer coaching projects so look out for us. Thanks to all involved".
    Dan Long , Volleyball, South Africa
     
  • "Taking the girls on this two week hockey tour was excellent. It was the first time that any of us had been to South Africa and the team made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. You pack so much into such a short period which totally tired us out but apart from being great fun will be a fond memory for years to come. We'll certainly be looking at coming away with you again".
    Sarah Jackson: PE Teacher , Volleyball, South Africa
     
  • "A well organised trip with a difference. Combining playing and coaching as well as all the cultural things you put on for us was a great idea. To even get to a Springboks Rugby game was a special treat for the lads on this tour so thanks for going the extra mile to make this happen for us".
    Geoff Fagence: Rugby Coach , Volleyball, South Africa
     
  • "Teaching netball and volleyball to the girls was great fun. I've totally loved Thailand and can't wait to see more of it."
    Lucinda Redfern , Basketball, Thailand
     
  • "To be part of a sports project that can have real impact on children's lives was an awesome experience to be part of. Thailand and it's culture has so much to offer and the people are so friendly. Thanks."
    Bernhard Gessler , Basketball, Thailand
     
  • "I had an amazing time working in Kenya with these kids. They show such dedication and there is some serious talent. I can't wait to go back."
    Will Ferguson , Rugby Union, Kenya
     
  • "Kenya is a fantastic country and being part of rugby development in this great place with these great kids will always remain a fond memory."
    Edoardo De Paoli , Rugby Union, Kenya
     
  • "I spent 8 weeks on this internship which was a great amount of time to get behind the organisation and really make an impact. An amazing experience."
    Marnie Gontovnick , Football, Thailand
     
  • "I did a 6 month internship in South Africa as part of my university course in the Netherlands and the whole experience has helped me now get a career in sport."
    Ruben Baarda , Volleyball, South Africa
     
  • "This sports project was incredible and so much fun. Experiencing the warmth of the Fijian people will stay with me forever."
    Megan Nadine , Football, Fiji
     
  • "Coaching rugby to the kids in a rugby mad nation was so much joy and I even got to watch an international match whilst in Fiji."
    Matt Henessey , Football, Fiji
     
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