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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
  • ''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
     
  • "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
     
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