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Duration: 10 Days
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Embrace the passion and flair of football in Argentina and take your team to experience training with semi-professional players in the heart of Buenos Aires! Daily training sessions and additional community coaching sessions, Argentina is the land of footballing opportunity and the ideal place to gel as a team and develop your skills!

Trip price displayed is per person for a minimum group size of 9, plus 1 free teacher / adult places.

Argentina Football Training Tour
Are you and your team or group of football enthusiasts looking for a truly unique training experience? This football training tour in Argentina’s lively capital city, Buenos Aires is an incredible opportunity to receive higher level training alongside local players, from experienced local coaches. 

Whether you are looking to travel as a team to gain some pre-season fitness, or you are simply looking to travel with a group of friends to get the most out of your time in Argentina, our dedicated team of support staff can tailor a football training experience that is right for you!

Semi-Professional Training
Your football training experience would see you and your group joining training sessions each morning with local adult players for around 2-3 hours each day (Monday - Friday). The training group is made up of semi-professional players who are aiming to get into the professional leagues in Argentina, and are training in order to impress scouts from one of the many Buenos Aires based clubs. The training is of a high standard and can be physically demanding, making for a fantastic opportunity to build on your fitness and develop your technique.

Using their exceptional knowledge of the sporting environment in Buenos Aires our in-country team will ensure that the experience in Argentina is as eye-opening and rewarding as possible! 

Community Football Coaching 
One of the best ways to soak up the culture of football in the city of Buenos Aires is to engage in our hugely rewarding community football coaching projects delivering football opportunities to children from the wider communities in the city. The disadvantaged communities we work in are extremely passionate about sport and the children all have aspirations of being the next Messi! Each member of your group will have the chance to help coach and share their skills with children from the community outreach projects in Buenos Aires… offering a rewarding and eye-opening experience!

Cultural Experiences & Excursions
We understand that football is the main focus of your trip, but exploring a new country and experiencing some of the local delights is the best way to embrace the local customs and culture that make international sports experiences so good.

As part of your trip your dedicated support team will help you to arrange an action packed itinerary including adventure tours of Buenos Aires’ most popular landmarks, tickets to the city’s top sporting fixtures, traditional meals in the city, and other exciting adventure and cultural activities! 

Excursion options: Tigre Deltas Cruise; Parque de la Costa Amusement Park; La Boca Guided Tour; River Plate / Boca Juniors Football Match Tickets; Traditional Asado (BBQ) Meal in Buenos Aires. 

For a more detailed itinerary please see the Extra Information tab.

Quick Facts

Trip Name
Argentina Football Training Tour
Trip Code
ARTFT1
Continent
South America
Country
Argentina
Airport
Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (Airport code: EZE)
Minimum Duration
10 Days
Minimum Age
13
Trip Type
Sports Tours
Activity
Football
Cost
From £680 for 10 Days
Deposit
£ 95.00
Preferred Duration
This is a 10 or 14 day tour. Ask us for details regarding your tour duration.
Pre-requisites
There are no pre-requisites or specific requirements for this tour, each group member will just be required to have a reasonable level of health and fitness.
Ideal for
School Football Training Tour in Argentina; Club Football Tour in Argentina; Football Tours Abroad; Football Tour in South America; Cultural Sports Experiences Abroad.
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Arrival Dates

Tour dates are flexible. Please contact us to discuss possible dates for your tour by emailing info@sportingopportunities.com or giving our office a call on +44 (0)208 123 8702. 

Visa
British Nationals will not require a visa to enter Argentina for up to 90 days. You can check your visa requirements by visiting the Argentine Embassy website by clicking here.


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Included

Selected Accommodation
Hotel / Hostel residence accommodation; Basic but comfortable; Shared rooms; Shared kitchen; Shared toilet / shower facilities. 2 - 4 per bedroom.
Breakfast
Breakfast is included at the accommodation each morning before your tour activities begin.
Airport Transfers
Private transport is provided for airport transfers on arrival and departure.
Orientation & Induction
Full tour induction and local orientation given on arrival.
Club Training
Organisation of training sessions with local players at a local rugby club.
Community Coaching
Organisation of coaching sessions with local community groups, clubs and schools.
Support
Pre-departure help and advice; Local in-country team; 24 hour emergency support.
Travel Equipment & Medical Discounts
Sporting Opportunities customers will receive 10% off all Travel Equipment, Medical Supplies and Vaccinations from Nomad Travel Store.
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Not Included

Airfare; Airport transfers in the UK; Visas; Lunches & Dinners; Beverages; Tips; Entry tickets at visits/excursions unless noted on itinerary; Local/social related transport and activities; Spending money; Extra 4 nights extension (14 day tour).
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Example Itinerary:

This itinerary is an example to show you some of the activities that are possible on your tour to Argentina. Please contact a member of the Sporting Opportunities team to tailor a tour to your specifications.

Day 1
Depart your local International airport for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Arrive in Buenos Aires, and transfer with our private airport transfer to your accommodation in the city centre for check-in and to meet your tour coordinator. 

Day 2
Your group will start the day with a guided tour of Buenos Aires including the local Barrio communities where some of the community coaching projects will take place. The afternoon will see your group travelling to the colourful La Boca area of the city and visiting the epic Plaza de Mayo.

Day 3
Day 3 is your first day on your football training programme, where your group will train alongside semi-professional players for approx. 3 hours from 8:30am – 11:30am. The evening will be a social evening in the accommodation where games and activities will be arranged for your group.

Day 4
Your training programme will continue with a further 3 hours of training with local players, where you will focus on building on your skill set. There will be the opportunity in the afternoon to help out on one of the community coaching projects in the city, helping to coach football to children from the disadvantaged communities.

Day 5
Your third day of your training programme will be an opportunity for you to get to know the local players better, and build on your Spanish skills during your 3 hour training session. The afternoon will be free to explore the city further, followed by a trip into the city in the evening to experience a traditional Asado (BBQ).

Day 6
The fourth day of your football training programme will provide further opportunities to build on your skill set and bring some Argentine flair into your game. There will again be the opportunity to help out coaching football to the kids in the disadvantaged barrio communities during the afternoon, with the evening free to relax at the accommodation.

Day 7
Today will be a chance for you and your group to experience the excitement and passion that surrounds a football match in Argentina. Head down to one of the local stadiums and watch either Boca Juniors or River Plate play against another premier team.

Day 8
Your group will embark on a day tour to the charming town of Tigre. Take a trip through the stunning islands of the Tigre Delta, followed by an afternoon at the Parque de la Costa amusement park for some roller-coaster fun.

Day 9
Your morning on day 9 will include another 3 hour training session with the local club team, where you will take part in friendly matches and drills to help develop your team work. The afternoon will be your final opportunity to travel to the barrio communities and help out coaching football to the kids.

Day 10
Your final day of activities will include your final training session, and an opportunity to say goodbye to the local players. The afternoon will be the best opportunity to head into the city to pick up any souvenirs from your time in Buenos Aires.

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Argentina, the second largest country in South America, and is the eighth largest in the world by land area. The climate is one of the most diverse in the world which varies from sub-tropical temperatures in the Patagonian desert to sub-zero temperatures along Cape Horn - one of the world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia, and the Americas' highest peak, Aconcagua in the Andes to the West of the country.
 
Despite earning headline fame for its economic and political upheavals, Argentina is not to be missed. It's one of South America's most captivating and passionate countries and for many visitors, the devaluation of the peso just means even more for your money. Sport plays a huge role in Argentinean society. The official national sport of Argentina is pato, played with a six-handle ball on horseback, but the most popular sport is association football.


Quick Facts
Name
Argentine Republic
Location
South America
Bordering Countries
Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay
Capital City
Buenos Aires
Government
Democratic Republican
Population
40 million approx
Language
Spanish
Currency
Peso
Name
Argentine Republic
Poverty
20.6% of population below the poverty line
Main Exports
Agricultural products, minerals, fats & oils
Climate
The climate is one of the most diverse in the world; Buenos Aires and the Pampas are temperate; cold in the winter, hot and humid in the summer; Patagonia is cool in the summer and cold in the winter.
Time Zone
GMT -3
Flag
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Fun Facts
• Argentina derives from Argentum, the Latin word for Silver
• The country is the fifth largest producer of wine
• Argentines have the largest consumption of red meat in the World

Travel Highlights 
• The fantastic Iguazú Falls, in the north-east corner of the country
• The Nahuel Huapi National Park, in Patagonia in the foothills of the Andes mountains
• El Calafate & The Perito Moreno Glacier, a must when visiting Argentina
• The Ibera Wetlands (or Esteros del Ibera), a nature reserve of 13'000 km2
• The wine regions of Mendoza and Salta are popular tourist destinations
 


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Where is Argentina?
The Argentine Republic is a large, elongated country in the southern part of South America, neighbouring countries being Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay to the north, Uruguay to the north east and Chile to the west. In the east Argentina has a long South Atlantic Ocean coastline.
 
History of Argentina
Argentina was relatively sparsely populated until the period of European colonisation and archaeological history is relied upon to tell us about the indigenous population. Evidence suggests the first human settlements in Patagonia by the tribes known as Tehuelches around 13,000 years ago while the Diaguita of northwestern Argentina lived on the edges of the expanding Inca Empire. Europeans arrived in the region with the 1502 voyage of Amerigo Vespucci. Spanish navigator Juan Diaz de Solias visited what is now Argentina in 1516. Spain established a permanent colony on the site of Buenos Aires in 1580, although initial settlement was primarily overland from Peru. The Spanish further integrated Argentina into their empire by establishing the Vice Royalty of Rio de la Plata in 1776, and Buenos Aires became a flourishing port. Buenos Aires formally declared independence from Spain on July 9, 1816. From 1880 to 1930 Argentina became one of the world's 10 wealthiest nations based on rapid expansion of agriculture and foreign investment in infrastructure. However, instability in the government based on corruption and civil war reduced the incoming foreign investments which lead to a huge fiscal deficit and currency devaluation. Despite economic setbacks, Argentina is today a prosperous country, although grass roots sport is yet to be developed, and although they have had their downfalls, they have had many successes as well. Argentineans are proud of their heritage and like to share their scars and achievements with anyone who asks. Not to mention that they are also happy to play soccer as long as you show an interest and have athletic feet to keep up. This is a vibrant country to volunteer in and is sure to leave lasting memories.
 
Language in Argentina
The official language of Argentina is Spanish, with the prominent regional dialect Rioplantense. Other spoken languages are English, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Polish and even a few places in Patagonia have native Welsh speakers.
 
Food in Argentina
Continental dishes such as pasta, sausage and dessert dishes are popular in Argentina. They also enjoy a wide variety of indigenous dishes which include empanadas (a stuffed pastry), locro (a mixture of corn, beans, meat, bacon, onion, and gourd), humitas and yerba mate, all originally indigenous Amerindian staples, the latter considered Argentina's national beverage.
 
The Argentine barbecue, asado as well as a parrillada, includes various types of meats, among them chorizo, sweetbread, chitterlings, and morcilla (blood sausage). Sandwiches de miga, are also popular. Argentines have the highest consumption of red meat in the world.
 
Climate in Argentina
Argentina’s sheer size and rich Flora, Fauna and varied terrain means the climate various from region to region. The north is subtropical, and in southern Patagonia it is sub-Antarctic, whilst in The Pampas the climate is mild and humid.
  
Festivals in Argentina
The Gualeguaychu Carnival bridges January and February. This is one of the biggest festivals in Argentina, involves street music, dancing and colourful costumes, and is likened to the Mardi gras festivals of Rio de Janeiro. The Buenos Aires Tango Festival celebrates the city as the birthplace of Tango with big performances and free lessons. The major Argentinian music festival ‘Personal Fest’ takes place at the Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires; it is considered the most important international music festival in the country, with national and international bands playing rock, pop, funk, dance, and others.
 
Travelling in Argentina
Walking: Buenos Aires is known as a great place for walking, you can combine bus & subway rides with walks through the streets to make the most of the city. If you get lost you will receive help from the locals, the friendly ‘porteños’ and some advice on the best things to check out. Taxis: Buenos Aires has an excellent Taxi Service, (with around 32,000), you will wait only a few minutes to get a taxi in the touristic areas. Taxis are painted yellow on the roof and black on the rest, a taxi is available when a red light in the inside is on and/or says LIBRE, the fare is metered in Argentinean pesos by the time and the distance travelled, rates are established by the Municipality and should not change from day to night. Urban Buses: known as ‘Colectivos’ they are a fast and inexpensive means of transportation around the city. Over 180 bus lines operate 24 hours each day, the fare is paid directly to the driver or into a machine at the front of the bus (this must be paid by coins only). These take some getting used to but are a good way of seeing Buenos Aires at low cost. Subway: also called the ‘Subte’ is the quickest and easiest means of transportation around the city, but can be uncomfortable especially in the heat of the summer. It is reliable and punctual. For longer journeys, Argentina has a reliable railway service on lines that are open. A lot of lines are still to be laid. The most popular route is from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata. The rail option is half the price of the longer bus journeys, but there is much more option if travelling longer distances by bus.
 
Sport in Argentina
South America has a wealth of sporting talent. You only need mention the national football teams of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico to realise the skill, flair and passion for sport on the South America continent.The national football team has won 25 major international titles including two FIFA World Cups, two Olympic gold medals and fourteen Copa Américas. Football is the most popular sport and if you are in Buenos Aires on the day of the local Derby you are likely to be asked “Boca or River?” as the Porteños assume that everybody is interested in football. Many young Porteños dream of representing their country, and with recent history it is not difficult to understand why. Argentina won both Basket and football Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004. Other sports are quickly developing with the Women’s Field Hockey team winning the Hockey World Cup in 2002 and came third in 2006. Tennis was once a sport reserved for the wealthy until the Argentinian Guillermo Vilas did well in international competitions. Now it is played by young people throughout the country.

You may be wondering where the money you pay towards your tour is actually going. As with any trip overseas, there are many things to consider that incur a cost, all of which are added benefits making the experience as memorable and fulfilling as possible!
 
Tour Assessment
Before you see a tour on our website, a lot of background work has gone on. Many of our tours include volunteering activities so we see it as a crucial element to make sure that the volunteering activities are as beneficial to the local community as they are to you. We have met with local organisations, vetted in-country staff, conducted rigorous safety assessments and thoroughly evaluated the tour. Only then do you get to see the tour on our website and book your place, safe in the knowledge that it is well-structured and guaranteed to be an amazing sports experience.
 
Help Choosing Which Sports Tour
If you are not sure which sports tour or country to choose, our hugely informative Travel Advisors are here to help. They are a friendly bunch, have all travelled extensively and can offer lots of advice on choosing the right sports tour or destination for you. This makes the task of deciding to travel in a foreign country much less intimidating, and far more exciting.
 
Pre-departure Advice
Once you have booked your sports tour, you will be assigned a dedicated Travel Advisor to offer essential pre-departure advice on vaccinations, visas, kit lists and more. They will also be on call to answer those important last minute questions in build up to your sports tour start date.
 
Help with Flights and Insurance
We do not include flights and travel insurance in our sports tour fees. This avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. It also gives you flexibility to find flights and insurance to suit your sports tour budget. We do, however, offer lots of help on this through our leading flights and insurance partners, providing you with an easy booking facility and the best prices around.
 
Airport Pick-Up
There’s nothing like seeing a friendly face when you walk out of a new airport. And once we have given you a warm welcome, the in-country staff will take you back to your accommodation and help you settle in.
 
Arrival Induction
We will take you through a local orientation and tour induction on arrival. This will introduce you to any useful amenities and local customs, talk your through your sports tour itinerary, and it will also show you how to stay safe while travelling abroad.
 
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is provided on all of our sports tours. In some destinations, you may be able to upgrade to alternative accommodation. We endeavour to supply food where we can on our sports tours, however in some cases this may not always possible.  

Transport
Transport will be provided to and from your sporting activities and cultural excursions, to ensure that your sports tour group remain safe during your travel in your destination.
 
In-Country Staff
Your safety and enjoyment is extremely important to us. That’s why we have dedicated in-country teams to look after you and guide you throughout your tour. Our staff can be reached 24-hours a day and will travel with you throughout your sports tour to ensure everything is running smoothly, and that you are happy.
 
24-Hour Emergency Support
In addition to our in-country staff, you will benefit from our international support network. You will be given emergency contact details before you leave which you can call in the event of a crisis. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  
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There are quite a few things to consider and to organise before you travel to your chosen destination to take part in your placement, trip or tour. 

Flights and insurance are not included on your placement which means you will have to arrange them before you leave. But don't panic this can be simpler than you may think! To make life much easier for you, we offer a free, personal booking service through our chosen flights and insurance partner – STA Travel. They will guide you every step of the way. Simply email STA Travel at sportingopportunities@statravel.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 321 3102 to meet your personal booking agent and get a free quote.

In many cases your chosen destination country will have requirements with with regards to visas, which will depend on the purpose of your visit, and there will be recommended and required vaccinations to make sure you are protected against any possible health issues that you may face in specific areas. Sporting Opportunities is here to help and we are on hand to provide you with advice on visas and vaccinations.

Flights
Booking your flights is an essential part of your trip. That's why we have teamed-up with STA Travel. This means that once you have reserved your place on your chosen placement, trip or tour, you will have a dedicated booking agent on hand to talk through your plans.

Travelling after your project? Need a round-the-world ticket? Not a problem. Your booking agent will work with you to find the most suitable and flexible flights possible. And remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the better the price will be.

STA Travel is also one of the world’s largest flight providers specialising in adventure travel and can therefore offer some of the cheapest prices around. They have over 700 branches worldwide, which makes them easy to contact wherever you are in the world. They also hold an ATOL licence through the Civil Aviation Authority, meaning you can book in confidence, secure in the knowledge that your flights are fully protected.

Note: If you choose to book your tickets through another flight provider, you must ensure that they hold a full ATOL licence.

Why are flights not included?
By not including flights in our placements, trips and tours, it avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. This keeps the cost of your trip lower and also means you have the freedom to search around for the lowest fares and most flexible tickets that fit your travel plans. It also means you can benefit from the expertise of our preferred partner – STA Travel.

Insurance
We take the safety of our travellers very seriously. You must therefore book adequate travel insurance before you come away with us – you simply won’t be able to participate in your placement, trip or tour if you don’t. Although policies vary, your insurance must include emergency medical expenses, personal accident cover, and repatriation. We also recommend that you book baggage, personal liability and cancellation cover.

To help you navigate through this confusing world of insurance, we have partnered with STA Travel to offer you a specialist insurance service. Your personal advisor will find out exactly what you’re planning to do, from scuba diving to jumping out of planes, and tailor a policy specific to your requirements. In addition to this personal service, some of the other benefits of booking with STA Travel are as follows:

• Access to a network of over 700 branches in over 40 countries worldwide
• Advice and assistance over the phone from a travel help facility, available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year
• Access to a 24-hour multilingual emergency telephone number for medical help, hospital treatment and/or repatriation
• A choice of 3 levels of cover to suit your needs – budget, standard and premier
• A range of durations, from 4 days up to a maximum of 24 months
• A simple extension service that gives you the flexibility to extend your 4-week volunteer project while in-country (up to 24 months!)
• Cover for over 100 adventure sports and adrenalin activities, including black water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant trekking, heli-skiing, kite surfing, scuba diving, shark cage diving and sky diving
• Peace of mind – STA Travel is an Appointed Representative of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Note: You must provide us with details of your travel insurance before you leave as you will not be permitted to participate on your placement, trip or tour if you do not have adequate cover. It is also advisable to book your cover as early as possible to make sure you are insured for cancellation of your trip due to illness, serious accident or any other insurable reason.

Why is insurance not included?
Each of our volunteer’s plans are different, and while STA Travel can provide adequate cover for the vast majority of our travellers, there may be some activities or destinations that cannot be covered by STA Travel. It is therefore important to give you the freedom to choose the insurance that covers your plans and that you feel comfortable with. It also saves us from having to pass on extra admin costs to you.

Visas 
Different destination countries have different visa requirements depending on things such as your length of stay and your reasons for entering the country, and whether you will be gaining paid work during your time in the country. Sporting Opportunities will supply your with any advice you need with regards to the visas you require for your chosen destination, and we will make information available to you to assist with your application.

It is important that you check your visa requirements well in advance of your travel date, as with many tourist and working holiday visas you will need to submit an application to the relevant consulate, embassy or high commission before your travel date. In some cases entry to your destination country will be granted at immigration on arrival without having to apply for a visa before the departure date for your travels.

With all visa applications it is important that you have sufficient space available in your passport for the relevant visas required for your travels, and that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned date of return.

Vaccination
At least 6 – 8 weeks before your chosen travel date you should visit your local GP or Nomad Travel Clinic to discuss your vaccination and medication requirements. Your medical professional will be able to advise you of any recommended and required vaccinations for your chosen destination(s).You should inform your doctor of all of your destination countries, and what activities you plan on doing, and in which regions you plan to stay while you are there, as different regions and activities have different health risks in some countries.

Some destination countries will require you to produce a certificate of vaccination in order to enter the country, so be sure that you understand any vaccination requirements for your chosen destination, so that you do not have any issues when passing through customs.

Above all you should make sure you are well prepared for your travels, so that you have the best experience possible whilst overseas!

        
Speak To Us
If you have any questions or would like some more information, simply contact one of our friendly Travel Advisors. They will answer any queries you have and tell you what it’s really like to take part in a sports tour overseas, and to put together a tailored tour itinerary. You can give us a call, request a call back or drop us an email.
 
Book Your Sports Tour Place
Once you have decided to come away with us, you and your team can secure your place by paying a small deposit. You will all then be able to pay the rest of your sports tour fee in easy-to-manage installments.
 
Welcome Pack
Once we have received your deposit, we will send you a welcome email confirming your booking and sports tour with us. This will contain your personal login details for your Travel Centre – an online account full of useful information about your destination, you chosen sports tour and all the things you need to do before you depart.
 
Personal Information
We will ask you to provide some key information to help us create the best sports tour experience for you, such as medical and dietary requirements, any previous sports coaching you have done, and what you’re hoping to get out of your time abroad. We may also ask you to complete a police background check (CRB).
 
Flights and Insurance
You will need to book your flights and travel insurance before you leave, and then provide us with these details. We do not include flights and insurance in the tour fee (to avoid passing on extra admin costs to you) but our partners will help you find the best options around and you will pay them directly for this service.
 
Visas and Vaccinations
Next you will need to get your vaccinations and visas for your tour if this applies to you. Your travel nurse or local doctor will tell you exactly what you need. We will also provide you with lots of information to make obtaining your visa very straightforward.
 
Final Payment
We will ask you for your final payment 90 days before your scheduled departure date. Once paid, you will be ready to pack your bags, grab your passport and get on the plane!
 
Orientation
Our in-country team will give you a warm welcome at the overseas airport before taking you to your accommodation. You will then receive an orientation to help you settle into the country and prepare you for your sports tour abroad with us.  
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In addition Nomad have been providing travel health advice to thousands of people to ensure they leave prepared health-wise for their sports trip. As well as general advice about your destination, vaccinations and information about anti-malaria options, you will also be able to discuss any health issues you might be worried about when travelling abroad.


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  • “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
     
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