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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
  • "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
     
  • "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
     
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