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Student Sports Travel

As a sports student or student who just happens to be crazy about sports, there is simply no better way to spend your student holidays than on an awesome sports project, placement or trip tailored specifically for you. It is always good to take the time to have a break from you studies, and why not use that time to see the world and experience sport abroad with friends and likeminded sports fanatics. Maybe you are in the midst of a sports coaching or sports studies degree and feel you could do with some hands on practical work experience to support your studies, or you could be just looking to have some in your time off between term time or university / college years.

Sporting Opportunities has a vast range of opportunities available to students looking to take their sporting passions overseas, from internships and work experience with professional sports clubs, sports coaching volunteer projects within mass participation and higher level coaching, through to train and play options to develop your personal sports skills, and also tailored sports tour options for you and your university or club team to travel and play competitive matches against some top local teams.

There is nothing stopping you if you have an unquenchable appetite for sport. The world really is your oyster, and the opportunities available in sport spread right around the globe. Use your knowledge and skills to progress your career and employability options as you gain valuable experience overseas that will no doubt give you that something special that sports industry employers are looking for!

What Can You Do?

For those of you who love sport, but have never had the chance to travel and experience sport abroad, you are missing out! Hopping on a plane and travelling overseas during your time away from your studies you will open a door to a hugely unexplored world of sport. From charity and community development projects in 3rd world nations, to first-rate academies in the developed world, sport has many extremes, all of which should be witnesses to build up a true understanding of the role that sport plays in society. You may be looking to build on your knowledge and skills in order to boost your employability in the sporting world, or you may just be looking to share what knowledge you do have with kids and young adults from deprived communities. 

Wherever your interests lie within the sporting context, if you travel and discover more about your favourite sport, there is no debating that you will return home an enriched and matured individual with a new perspective and broader mind towards international sport. There is only one way to find out, so find yourself a trip, hop on a plane and make the most of your student holidays!

We offer an excellent variety of sports travel opportunities for your student holidays and placements, so here are a few awesome ideas to get you thinking about your future in sport:

Volunteering – Coach sports to kids from disadvantaged communities around the world. Run football coaching session in the township communities in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Train & Play – Take you game to next level and train with academies and local teams overseas. Build on your hockey skills whilst training and playing with a top club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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


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Testimonials
  • “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
     
  • “I was able to introduce new ideas and activities to the children who were so enthusiastic and they enjoyed everything we did for them. Being able to help them improve in netball was a real joy and made me so proud.”
    Sarah Ruff , Netball, South Africa
     
  • “Without a doubt this has been the best five weeks of my life! The kids I have been coaching are inspirational – they are so positive despite having such tough lives.”
    Sophia Harrington , Netball, South Africa
     
  • “If I had to describe my time in South Africa in four words, they would be ‘Time of my Life’! The experiences and friendships I now have are so special. South Africa was truly life changing and I’ll never forget it. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
    Hayley Edwards , Netball, South Africa
     
  • "What an amazing experience. Both working with the junior players as well as playing against local teams gave me a real insight into what a wonderful and amazing place Ghana was from a sporty angle. I've made friends for life and thanks so much to all the staff that made this period of my life completely unforgettable."
    Suzanne Hilton , Netball, Ghana
     
  • "I will always remember what a mad, brilliant and fun loving country Ghana is. 3 months on the netball coaching placement has opened my eyes to so many things. I loved seeing the young netballers develop their skills and winning regular matches was a thrill. I hope to visit Ghana again one day and see how everyone is getting on. Thank you so much".
    Jo Warnock , Netball, Ghana
     
  • "An amazing 4 weeks in the sun doing something completely worthwhile. I was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the girls and ability to pick up the game and follow my instructions. I can't wait to revisit St Lucia again some day and seeing whether the young netball players I helped coach made it into the National team".
    Deborah Hopkins , Netball, St Lucia
     
  • "I have always wanted to go to the Caribbean but never thought I would be able to get so involved with the local culture. St Lucia has wonderful people and great places to dance and chill out... I have never seen beaches like that in my life. The project work was fantastic as well and thanks to all the staff and kids involved that have made this a trip of a lifetime".
    Daniella Cox , Netball, St Lucia
     
  • ''To be able to assess and treat some of the most promising young footballers in the country, both on and off the pitch, provided me with an opportunity that I would never have been able to get in the UK.''
    Heathor Taylor , Sports Physiotherapy, Ghana
     
  • ''Just keep doing what you’re doing, it was wonderful to see the differences you have made! I’ve made so many great friends and have the most amazing memories!.''
    Joanna Hayes , Sports Physiotherapy, Ghana
     
  • ''I would just like to thank you for such a brilliant to trip to Ghana. I had a fantastic time and thought I was really able to use my skills as a qualified physiotherapist.''
    Marc Holl , Sports Physiotherapy, Ghana
     
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