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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
  • "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
     
  • "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
     
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