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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 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
     
  • "I loved everything about my time in Australia, made that much better by the Sporting Opportunities team helping me settle into Aussie life that more easily."
    Ed Dench , Scuba Diving, Australia
     
  • ''It was an ideal opportunity for me to combine travelling with my passion for sport.''
    James Hairsine , Football, Ghana
     
  • “This was a fantastic opportunity to gain some experience in sports psychology, which has really helped with the psychology element of my sports studies degree.”
    Anthony Gibson , Football, Ghana
     
  • "First class training and facilities. Just what I needed to keep up with my high performance training and fitness conditioning."
    David Burgess , Rugby Union, Australia
     
  • "This training experience in Australia was such a great way to spend part of my gap year and has got me focussed to continue my Rugby back home."
    Rory Leadbetter , Rugby Union, Australia
     
  • "The sports tour that Sporting Opportunities arranged for us was perfect. South Africa was a great country and having the mix of playing against locals as well as coaching sport to kids in the townships was a nice balance. Doing two weeks in South Africa has made a number of us want to come back for a longer stint on one of your 5 week volunteer coaching projects so look out for us. Thanks to all involved".
    Dan Long , Volleyball, South Africa
     
  • "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
     
  • "Teaching netball and volleyball to the girls was great fun. I've totally loved Thailand and can't wait to see more of it."
    Lucinda Redfern , Basketball, Thailand
     
  • "To be part of a sports project that can have real impact on children's lives was an awesome experience to be part of. Thailand and it's culture has so much to offer and the people are so friendly. Thanks."
    Bernhard Gessler , Basketball, Thailand
     
  • "I had an amazing time working in Kenya with these kids. They show such dedication and there is some serious talent. I can't wait to go back."
    Will Ferguson , Rugby Union, Kenya
     
  • "Kenya is a fantastic country and being part of rugby development in this great place with these great kids will always remain a fond memory."
    Edoardo De Paoli , Rugby Union, Kenya
     
  • "I spent 8 weeks on this internship which was a great amount of time to get behind the organisation and really make an impact. An amazing experience."
    Marnie Gontovnick , Football, Thailand
     
  • "I did a 6 month internship in South Africa as part of my university course in the Netherlands and the whole experience has helped me now get a career in sport."
    Ruben Baarda , Volleyball, South Africa
     
  • "This sports project was incredible and so much fun. Experiencing the warmth of the Fijian people will stay with me forever."
    Megan Nadine , Football, Fiji
     
  • "Coaching rugby to the kids in a rugby mad nation was so much joy and I even got to watch an international match whilst in Fiji."
    Matt Henessey , Football, Fiji
     
  • "The 5 days were great fun and what a crowd of party animals to catch some waves with. Would defo recommend this."
    Suzie Holmes , Surfing, Australia
     
  • "I had always wanted to do surfing in Australia as this was a great few days to get me familiar and confident on the waves with a great bunch of people."
    Will Raffety , Surfing, Australia
     
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