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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
  • "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
     
  • "Seeing the kids in week one be so fearful of the water to seeing them confidently swim after my 5 weeks in South Africa has been the most rewarding experience of my life. Thank you to everyone involved."
    Caroline Rudge , Swimming, South Africa
     
  • "I never thought I could take my love of football and coach it to kids in the Caribbean so this has been an experience I will never forget. Totally amazing."
    Scott Black , Football, St Lucia
     
  • "I've always wanted to travel to the Caribbean, so getting the chance to coach cricket and travel at the same time was perfect!"
    Manish Patel , Cricket, St Lucia
     
  • "What a great 4 weeks I had in St Lucia on the cricket coaching project organised by Sporting Opportunities. I've made friends for life and will never forget the fun times I had."
    Tom Webb , Cricket, St Lucia
     
  • "Best thing about the course - meeting so many like minded people, many of whom will be friends for life and getting to snowboard for 11 weeks without a care in the world!"
    David Turner , Skiing, Canada
     
  • "Every single detail about the ski instructor course exceeded my expectations by a mile and has totally changed my life! The only drawback of the whole 11 weeks is that I’ve become one serious powder junkie."
    Baibre Lacey , Skiing, Canada
     
  • "The best thing about course - Everything!! Fernie! The whole organisation of the course was great, and a really welcoming atmosphere."
    Gemma Soloman , Skiing, Canada
     
  • "I loved how instantly everyone acted as a big family and everybody looked out for one another, we ate together, we rode together, we celebrate together and we partied together!"
    Jason Ionotton , Skiing, Canada
     
  • "The rugby training season in South Africa was a great way of keeping up my fitness, ready to hit the University teams back home."
    Alex Carlton-Porter , Rugby Union, South Africa
     
  • "You get a first class level of attention on this rugby season trip, helping you develop into a solid player. Having Cape Town as your city backdrop is also an experience not to be missed."
    Nick Abendanon , Rugby Union, South Africa
     
  • "Spending 6 months in Cape Town was awesome. Such a great city and my hockey playing has improved 10 fold".
    Sarah Grey , Hockey, South Africa
     
  • "Playing at the hockey club was just what I needed to improve my game to a level where I could feel confident in trialing for the 1st team university hockey squad."
    James Harvey , Hockey, South Africa
     
  • "The experience of playing with the other team members from across the world was fantastic."
    Jonathon Hancock , Cricket, South Africa
     
  • "Top quality experience and brilliant to take my love of thai boxing to it's origin and train with some truly great masters."
    Tom Chalmers , Boxing, Thailand
     
  • "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
     
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