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Career Break Sports Travel

Career breaks or sabbaticals as they are otherwise known as, with Sporting Opportunities are a fantastic opportunity for those who are getting a little bit tired of there working life to spread their wings and see more of the sporting world. Whether you want to do some selfless and share your sporting skills with a younger generation, or develop you sporting skills and prowess, there are so many options available for any career breaker looking to experience all that the sporting world has to offer, and learn something new about themselves.

Maybe you are already a qualified sports coach working in a club or school and you are looking to experience your passion for sports in a completely new setting. Alternatively maybe you are just sick of the monotonous daily routine of the nine-to-five office job, and want to instigate a change in your life and pursuing your interest in sports and travel is the next logical option for you. 

Whatever your reasoning behind your need for a career break, there can be no better way to see the world and experience the role that sports plays in almost all countries than on a tailored sports project, placement or trip abroad.

What can you do?

Sport is a border-crossing, worldwide language, giving people from different cultures and backgrounds the opportunity to cross paths and gain a new perspective on life. Sport plays a key role in international and local development, with many opportunities to not only support local communities through sports coaching and development projects, but to also share your knowledge and skills with local players coaches and sports professionals to further develop sport in countries and regions.

As you embark on your career break sports travels, there are many options available to you depending on your interests and passions. You sporting career break can as adventurous as you want it to be, from the heart of West Africa to the metropolis city of Buenos Aires, sport can take you on a wonderful journey to destinations far and wide!

We offer a fantastic range of travel opportunities for your career break, so here are a few ideas to get you started and get the sports travel wheels turning:

Volunteering – Coach sports to kids from disadvantaged communities around the world. Run football coaching session in the slum communities in Jaipur, India.

Train & Play – Take you game to next level and train with academies and local teams overseas. Build on your rugby skills whilst training and playing with a premier club in Cape Town, South Africa.

Courses & Qualifications – Get qualified in sports overseas on one of our professional courses. Become a qualified snowboard instructor on the slopes of Banff, Canada.

Internships & Work Experience – Gain valuable work experience abroad to kick-start your career in sport. Work as a sports physiotherapist for a top football club in Accra, Ghana.

Summer Camps – Guide and mentor young athletes and help them develop their sporting skills on sports summer camps – Join our coaching team working on sports summer camps in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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Testimonials
  • “As an American, taking my love of Baseball to the kids in Argentina has been an experience I will never forget. There is some serious talent there. Let’s hope one day we see these kids competing on the international stage.”
    Jeff Remington , Baseball, Argentina
     
  • ''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
     
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