Travelling abroad doesn’t mean that you have to stop playing the sports that you love – sports coaching projects are also a great way to give something back to a community on a gap-year or career break abroad. If you are looking to join a sports volunteer project, there are many different projects and destinations available.
Lots of companies offer you the chance to live, play, train and coach many different sports all over the world. Whether your chosen sport is football, cricket, rugby, netball, tennis, sailing or even polo, you can use your skills to enrich the lives of others by becoming a volunteer coach or use your time to improve your own skills for a career in your chosen sport.
And a sporting placement abroad can seriously boost your personal development – showing your commitment, teamwork and leadership skills to prospective employers.
So whether you want to use your football skills to become a coach teaching children in South Africa, join a cricket club for the season in Australia, experience the challenge of playing rugby in New Zealand or learn how to sail and dive in Thailand, there is definitely a placement out there for you.