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Join a football coaching and playing experience abroad.

Football is a global passion for many but have you thought of taking your love of the game on an international football community coaching and playing experience? Join us across the world on a football experience that will see you connect with communities through football whilst allowing you to enjoy the amazing cultural opportunities on offer.

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Sports Management Internship in South Africa, Port Elizabeth

Gain real life experience in the sports charity sector and support our great team in South Africa. Take part in local marketing efforts, structuring up timetables ...
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£1045
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28 days
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Football Coaching Volunteer Project in South Africa, Port Elizabeth

Share your passion for football by coaching football to disadvantaged South African children. Help organise football matches and coaching sessions for keen football players in schools ...
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£1045
/ person
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28 days
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Sports Management Internship in St Lucia, Castries

Gain vocational experience in the sports industry and sports charity sector. Perfect for students completing degrees in sport management, sport and international development or charity development. ...
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£1195
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28 days
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Sports Management Internship in Ghana, Accra

Take on a pivotal role inside a sports development charity in Ghana, the heart of West Africa. Gain valuable hands on experience in a sports management ...
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£1250
/ person
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28 days
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Multi-Sports Tour (Community Coaching & Playing) in South Africa, Port Elizabeth

Take your school or club team to South Africa on a sports tour with a difference. Play against local school and club teams and help coach ...
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£725
/ person
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7 days
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Multi-Sports Coaching Volunteer Project in Thailand, Hua Hin

Be part of an exciting sports coaching project in Thailand, introducing new sports to schools and working with kids in our after school programme....
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£300
/ person
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7 days
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Football Sports Tour in Ghana, Accra

Embrace Ghana with your school, university or football club sports team on this incredible football sports tour in the capital city, Accra. Experience football coaching and ...
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£780
/ person
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10 days
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Football Coaching and Playing Project in Mauritius

Head out to the paradise island of Mauritius, coach football in schools and the community, raising the level of the game. Be a part of a ...
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£1195
/ person
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28 days
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Football Coaching Volunteer Project in St Lucia, Castries

Join our volunteer football coaching team in St Lucia and help to develop football from a grassroots level, promoting football in schools and the poorest communities, ...
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£795
/ person
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14 days
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Football Coaching and Training in Argentina, Buenos Aires

Joining a football coaching and training placement in Argentina will not only give you a taste of the Argentine passion for sport but also provide an ...
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£775
/ person
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14 days
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Football Coaching & Playing Project in Ghana, Accra

Work as a volunteer football coach in Ghana and give kids the chance to train and play football in a fun, organised way. Coaching football in ...
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£600
/ person
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14 days
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Sport Psychology Internship in Ghana, Accra

As a largely unexplored discipline in Ghana, sports psychology is an area in which self motivated and passionate sports enthusiasts will be able to make an ...
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£1250
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28 days
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Sports Film and Media Production Internship in Ghana, Accra

A once in a lifetime opportunity for those who wish to explore an exciting new culture whilst developing their filmmaking and photography skills with some of ...
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£600
/ person
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14 days
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Sports Development Internship in Mauritius

Support our sports development coaching and playing programmes on the Indian Ocean paradise island of Mauritius. Contribute to community sports development whilst gaining relevant sports experience ...
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£1195
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28 days
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Higher Level Football Coaching Internship in Ghana, Accra

Coach at a leading premiership football club or elite football academy in Accra, and help to coach and develop football talent in some of Ghana’...
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£1250
/ person
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28 days
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Multi-Sports Tour in St Lucia, Castries

St Lucia is widely regarded as one of the top sporting destinations for group sports tours, as it provides sports teams with an incredible mix of ...
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£750
/ person
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7 days
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Sports Physiotherapy Internship in Ghana, Accra

Gain invaluable work experience in Ghana as a sports physiotherapist and give athletes the chance to receive extra support for injuries. Gain elective and work experience ...
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£1250
/ person
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28 days
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Sports Physiotherapy Internship in St Lucia, Castries

Join our sports physiotherapy internship in the stunning Caribbean island of St Lucia, and work closely with professional physiotherapists to gain hands on experience supporting top ...
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£1250
/ person
durations start from
28 days
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Sports Psychology Internship in St Lucia, The Caribbean, Castries

As a largely misunderstood discipline in the Caribbean, sports psychology is an area in where a self motivated and knowledgeable sports enthusiasts will be able to ...
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£1250
/ person
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28 days
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Multi-Sports Tour in Ghana, Accra

What better way to experience one of Africa’s friendliest and exciting nations than embarking on a 10 or 14 day multi-sports tour to ...
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£780
/ person
durations start from
10 days
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Sports Management Internship in Argentina, Buenos Aires

Build on your knowledge and experience of Sport Managements and Sports Development by taking part in a professional internship in Argentina. Develop a greater understanding of ...
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£1250
/ person
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28 days

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Discover Argentina on a Sports Internship

Argentina is full of vibrancy and adventure. Discover this amazing country on a sports management internship, supporting our charity work ...

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All things St Lucia

Visit St Lucia and enjoy playing sport, coaching sport to kids and partying at street carnivals with the locals. Our ...

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Our work in Argentina, Buenos Aires

The founder of our Argentina programme, Alejandro, explains the model he runs in Buenos Aires and how we bring young ...

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A unique travel experience in Ghana

A magical country where almost everyone loves their sport, particularly football. An experience here can see you taking part in ...

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International Sports Experience in South Africa

Hear what our South Africa international sports experience is about. Participants explain what a typical days is like on the ...

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Daily Diary of St Lucia Trip

Follow Dom as he heads into the local community to coach sports on a summer camp in the wonderful Caribbean ...

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Discover a Caribbean Paradise

Visit St Lucia and take part in meaningful local community projects through sports and teaching, whilst enjoying what this paradise ...

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Taking an international football community coaching and playing trip can be an immensely rewarding experience that transcends the mere enjoyment of the sport. It offers unique opportunities for personal development, life skills acquisition, character building, and integration into a global football community.

Personal Development

Traveling internationally for football exposes individuals to diverse cultures and lifestyles, fostering a broader worldview. This exposure can lead to greater adaptability and open-mindedness, crucial traits in an increasingly interconnected world. Navigating new environments, learning to communicate despite language barriers, and adapting to different coaching styles and playing conditions contribute significantly to personal growth.

Such trips often require individuals to step out of their comfort zones, leading to increased self-confidence and resilience. When players and coaches face challenges such as unfamiliar playing conditions, they develop problem-solving skills and perseverance. These experiences also enhance leadership abilities, as individuals often take on roles that require them to guide or motivate their teammates in a foreign setting.

Life Skills

Engaging in football abroad helps in the development of critical life skills. Teamwork is essential in football, and participating in an international context teaches players how to cooperate with individuals from different backgrounds. This cooperation extends beyond the field, as players and coaches must work together to navigate travel logistics, cultural differences, and day-to-day challenges in a foreign country.

Communication is another vital skill honed during such trips. Despite language barriers, players and coaches learn to convey ideas, provide feedback, and understand others, often relying on non-verbal cues and fostering a deeper appreciation for effective communication. Time management and organizational skills are also enhanced as participants juggle training schedules, matches, and cultural experiences.

Character Building

The character-building aspect of an international football trip cannot be overstated. Experiencing a new culture and facing the unknown helps build humility and empathy. Seeing how football is played and appreciated in different parts of the world can instill a greater respect for diversity and a more profound appreciation for the game.

Moreover, such trips often involve community engagement, such as coaching clinics for local children or participating in community service projects. These activities teach participants the importance of giving back and contributing to society, fostering a sense of social responsibility and ethical behavior.

The challenges faced during international trips, such as overcoming homesickness or adapting to different coaching methodologies, build mental toughness. Participants learn to handle setbacks, remain focused under pressure, and maintain a positive attitude despite difficulties, all of which are invaluable traits both on and off the field.

Integrating into a Football Community Abroad

One of the most significant benefits of an international football trip is the opportunity to integrate into a football community abroad. This integration fosters a sense of global camaraderie and mutual respect among players and coaches from different countries. Sharing the passion for football transcends language and cultural barriers, creating bonds that can last a lifetime.

Engaging with a new football community allows participants to experience different playing styles and tactical approaches, enriching their understanding and appreciation of the game. Coaches can learn new training techniques and philosophies, while players can gain insights into different tactical frameworks and playing philosophies. This cross-pollination of ideas and techniques contributes to the overall development of football as a global sport.

Furthermore, forming connections with international peers opens up opportunities for future collaborations, whether through friendly matches, joint training camps, or coaching exchanges. These relationships can be invaluable for personal and professional growth, providing access to a global network of football enthusiasts and professionals.

In conclusion, an international football community coaching and playing trip is a transformative experience that goes beyond the sport itself. It facilitates personal development, hones essential life skills, builds character, and fosters integration into a global football community. The lessons learned and the relationships formed during such trips have the potential to shape individuals positively, both on and off the field, for the rest of their lives.