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LOVE SPORT? live sport!

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AMAZING SPORTING GAP YEARS


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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Want to discover a new country and develop your passion for sport? We make it happen.

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One of the best things you’ll ever do

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In 2002 I spent six months playing cricket in South Africa. Those 26 weeks remain the most amazing experience of my life so far! I got to play my favourite sport in a fantastic country where I enjoyed great weather, beautiful beaches and an extremely warm welcome. When I wasn’t playing and training, I travelled all over the country and at the end of the season I did an overland tour. During my six-month adventure, I not only improved my cricket beyond belief but I also trekked, lounged on stunning palm-fringed beaches and saw a side of the world that changed my life forever. When I returned from South Africa, I was inspired by my recent adventure, so I set up Sport Lived to help other people have the same kind of amazing, life changing experience. I honestly believe that travelling overseas to play and coach sport is one the best things you’ll ever do.

We offer sporting programmes in five fabulous countries – Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa. In each country, we’ve handpicked the best sports clubs, coaching placements and accommodation providers. I know they’re the best, because in most cases I’ve been out there and chosen them myself! We’ve got permanent staff in each of our cities so you can be rest assured that your trip will be well organised and that if you have a problem someone will be there to help any time of the day or night. I hope reading our brochure will inspire you to get out there, see the world through sport and have some fun! Ian Dodd Founder of Sport Lived

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CONTENTS The benefits Range of programmes Our accommodation How to book Travel essentials Sport Lived stories Travel insurance

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Australia

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New Zealand

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At Sport Lived we do all we can to make sure you have an amazing trip. We arrange top quality accommodation. We make sure that your club or coaching placement is well run and welcoming. And we ensure that there’s always someone around to give you help and advice when you need it.

With Sport Lived you always get:

• Shared accommodation (either a city centre hostel or 4 star apartment) • Airport pickup and transfers • An overseas mentor available 24/7 • Lots of social events whilst you’re away • Assistance with organising your flights, visas and travel insurance • A Sport Lived handbook providing essential information • A rather lovely Sport Lived hoodie

A playing programme tailored to suit your needs We’ll request information on your playing career to date and the type of programme you’re looking to undertake overseas. We’ll then handpick the best sports club for you to join in Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Sri Lanka or South Africa! We only work with sports clubs who offer great facilities, awesome social scenes and a warm welcome to overseas players.

Paid coaching work

A home away from home

When you travel with us you’ll share your accommodation with other Sport Lived participants, so you’ll have a ready-made group of friends as soon as you arrive! You can choose to stay in Standard Accommodation (hostels/ lodges) or in Premium Accommodation (4 star apartments). Whichever one you choose, you’ll get a comfortable, relaxing and secure place to lay your head.

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The Sport Lived network

Playing for a club was great. Not only was it a good standard, it was also very sociable so we met lots of awesome people. Helena Mortimer Hockey Academy, Australia

We have an unrivalled presence in the southern hemisphere. We work in cities across Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Sri Lanka and South Africa and have links with the widest range of sports clubs, academies and coaching opportunities. Whether you want to coach gifted youngsters, train with a top class club or just have fun playing with a local team, the Sport Lived network offers something for everyone.

A helping hand and a friendly face

Reliable, friendly and gorgeous (well, we think so), your mentor will be in touch before you leave home to say hello and answer any questions you may have. They’ll be waiting at the airport to welcome you and are a constant presence throughout your programme, organising regular social events and helping with any issues during your stay.

We’re the only company in the UK who can guarantee you a paid coaching placement in Australia. You’ll work with youngsters from top schools and clubs and earn around £10 to £12 an hour. For a slightly different coaching experience, we also arrange voluntary coaching placements. You could go to Argentina to coach in some of the best schools and clubs in South America, or head to South Africa or Sri Lanka to work with and inspire underprivileged children.

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BENEFITS

THE BENEFITS A life-changing experience


PLAYING PROGRAMMES Sport for all Your options

Sport Lived offers you the opportunity to play sport with a welcoming overseas club. Playing for a local club helps you to integrate into overseas life and bond with your new teammates and coaches. It’s a truly unique way to experience sport and life in some of the southern hemisphere’s best cities.

Play the Season 25 weeks

By signing up for the full season you will get the most complete experience possible of playing and training overseas. You’ll train, play and socialise all season long – from your first match all the way through to the Grand Final!

How it works

You will attend training sessions with your club during the week and take part in competitive fixtures at the weekends, so you’ll get a chance to put all that training and expert coaching into practice. It’ll be an amazing experience, and you may be lucky enough to head out on tour with your club or play in a Grand Final!

Experience a new sporting culture

Playing sport overseas is extremely beneficial. You’ll be exposed to new training methods. You’ll try out different technical and tactical approaches. You’ll experience sport in a new cultural environment. And the weather’s usually a little better than back here in the UK!

Play a Mini Season From 4 to 17 weeks

We only work with the best We only select the most organised and welcoming overseas clubs. All the clubs we work with offer:

• a warm welcome to overseas players • quality infrastructure including a clubhouse, training facilities and regular matches • easy access by public transport from your accommodation • regular and well organised training sessions, which will improve your game and provide a structure to your time away • an excellent social scene to ensure lots of fun ‘off the pitch’

You don’t need to be an Olympian!

Our programmes are for sports lovers of ALL abilities. We have links with a vast network of clubs at all sporting levels. We’ll speak to you to find out about your sporting career to date and what you want to get out of your experience, and then arrange your membership at an overseas club that matches your ability and aspirations.

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For a shorter experience, our Mini Season programmes are a great option. Let us know the sport you’d like to play overseas, how long you’ve got and where you want to go and we’ll do the rest and guarantee you a trip to remember.

Sport Lived Academies From 4 to 25 weeks

Our academies give you access to elite coaching and world class training facilities. You’ll play and train with a local club, so you’ll be able to put all that training and expert coaching into practice. The academies are the most intense programmes offered because you’ll be playing and training virtually every day of the week.


PROGRAMMES

Coaching programmes Share your knowledge So, you’re passionate about sport and want to share your knowledge and experience with youngsters whilst travelling overseas? Get involved with a Sport Lived coaching programme and you’ll do just that. You’ll also develop as a coach, enhance your CV and help the next generation learn new skills.

Paid coaching in Australia From 9 to 26 weeks

You’ll be paid up to £10-£12 an hour to coach youngsters in some of Brisbane and Melbourne’s top schools. On average you can expect 5 to 10 hours of paid work a week. (The exact hours and pay will be confirmed after you book). It is also possible to supplement this with additional umpiring and refereeing work. While coaching a whole class of mini Aussies can be a little challenging, working with youngsters over the course of a school term is highly rewarding. The leadership and communication skills you will develop will also look great on your CV.

Coaching in Australia at a glance:

• Earn money coaching sport to youngsters • A wide range of sports available • City centre accommodation • 10-26 week programmes with departures throughout the year • 24/7 mentor support

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Volunteer coaching From 4 to 12 weeks

We run rewarding voluntary coaching placements in Argentina, South Africa and Sri Lanka. For our Argentine coaching programmes, you will work with young players at local schools and sports clubs in one of Latin America’s top sporting nations, and have the option to take Spanish lessons to help you understand and explain things in the local language! In South Africa and Sri Lanka, you’ll have the chance to pass on your knowledge, experience and passion to underprivileged children from local townships and disadvantaged areas. You’ll lead regular training sessions, organise competitive matches and inspire youngsters by building their confidence and improving their sports and life skills.

A real challenge

The structure of our programmes allow you to bond with your team and make a difference to their development. As well as being highly rewarding, our coaching placements are a fantastic addition to your CV because you’ll develop excellent organisational, leadership and communication skills. If you can coach a team of disadvantaged youngsters in Argentina, South Africa and Sri Lanka, you’ll be ready for anything!

Volunteer coaching at a glance:

• Around 10 - 20 hours coaching a week • Satisfaction from coaching young players • Centrally located accommodation • 4 – 12 week programmes with departures throughout the year • Sport Lived mentor who offers 24/7 support

Accommodation

As with all Sport Lived programmes, you’ll live in centrally located accommodation with other Sport Lived coaches and players. Your coaching placement will be easily accessible by public transport and a local mentor will be on hand throughout your programme. We can also organise for you to join a local sports club if you would like to play as well as coach during your time overseas.

Getting the right qualifications

We require that those interested in any of our overseas coaching programmes obtain a coaching qualification prior to departure – take a look at the Sport Lived website or call us for more information. It’s also a good idea to obtain umpiring or refereeing qualifications so that you can take full advantage of the overseas employment opportunities.

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Your Accommodation Modern city living Two accommodation options We have two very straightforward accommodation categories to choose from: Standard and Premium. Whichever option you choose, you’ll live with other Sport Lived participants in a property either located in the city centre or in a suburb nearby. Living centrally means you’ll be close to nightlife, places where you can obtain part time work and public transport, making it easy for you to travel to your sports club or coaching placement.

I couldn’t ask anything more from Sport Lived, our premium apartments are in the heart of the city, they are clean, modern and spacious. Craig McKee Hockey player, Australia

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Standard accommodation Prices from just £1,595 In our Standard Accommodation, you’ll share a dorm room with other Sport Lived players and coaches in one of the city’s top hostels. All of our hostels have web access, comfortable communal areas and a fully equipped kitchen which you’ll share with other residents. By living in a hostel you’ll also get to meet backpackers and travellers from around the world.

Standard at a glance:

• Accommodation in the city’s best hostels and lodges • Three to six person shared dormitory rooms • Communal lounge and kitchen


ACCOMMODATION

PREMIUM accommodation Prices from just £1,995 Our Premium Accommodation gives you the chance to live in a 4 star apartment right in the centre of town. All of our Premium apartments have a 24-hour reception and are furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and TV. They are also serviced weekly so you’ll be free to concentrate on playing, coaching and having some fun!

Premium at a glance:

• 4 star apartment • Serviced weekly • Bed linen, towels and duvets provided • Internet access • Lounge in most apartments • Fully equipped kitchen (pans, cutlery, washing machine etc)

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How to book NICE AND EASY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Visit www.sportlived.co.uk, choose your trip and pay your £295 deposit.

We will acknowledge receipt of your booking form and payment.

We will send you log in details for your Sport Lived online account where you will need to complete your Sports CV and provide us with information on your sporting career to date. Once your placement has been finalised you will receive information on your overseas sports club or coaching placement. Full payment is required 12 weeks before departure - don’t worry, we’ll be in touch to remind you. About four weeks before you depart, you’ll receive an introductory email from your Sport Lived mentor who you can ask any last minute questions. You’ll also receive a rather attractive hoodie.

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HOW TO BOOK / TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Travel ESSENTIALS Travel insurance

We’ve teamed up with Fogg to provide a bespoke travel insurance policy which has been specifically designed to cover you to play and coach all of the sports we offer and participate in our social events and activities. You can purchase your travel insurance policy via your Sport Lived online account or by calling one of our advisors on 0844 858 9103. For detailed information on our insurance policy see page 73.

Flights and visa

We’ll provide you with contact details of the best travel companies who can organise your flights and visa.

Online Account

Once you’ve booked your programme you’ll receive access to your Sport Lived account which has: • Visa factsheet • Health and vaccination factsheet • International clearance information • Advice on booking your flights • Destination handbooks

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Share the passion Live and play with like-minded people revelling in the Sport Lived experience.

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DISCOVER

AUSTRALIA

Programme Cricket Football Hockey Netball Rowing Rugby Union Swimming Tennis

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AUSTRALIA

THE DAZZLING DOWN UNDER Think of Australia and four things usually come to mind: sun, sea, sand and sport. If they’re what you’re after, then you won’t be disappointed.With its sub-tropical climate, spectacular scenery and a culture of sporting excellence, Australia is a prime choice for people who want to play or coach sport overseas. Even if you’ve never been, Australia is one of those countries that already feels familiar, thanks to iconic images of kangaroos, the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock / Uluru and Sydney harbour. It’s easy to see why the country is such a popular destination for Brits: the language and Westernised culture are similar, yet the vast red-desert landscapes and glorious beaches couldn’t feel any more different from back home. Many would also say the mentality towards sport is also very different! It probably comes as no surprise then that Australia is where we have our widest range of programmes, offering two very different locations in Melbourne and Brisbane. Whichever you choose though, the opportunity of a lifetime awaits. More about Melbourne on page 21 and Brisbane on page 23

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AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE Sporting capital Widely regarded as Australia’s sporting capital, Melbourne is home to the Australian Open Tennis Championship, the F1 Grand Prix, the world famous Melbourne Cup Horse Race and the Boxing Day Test Match. It’s also a cosmopolitan and cultured city with trendy cafes perfect for long lazy breakfasts, lush parks for afternoons in the sun and enough fantastic bars and clubs to keep you entertained every night of the week.

Melbourne playing programmes

Top things to do in Melbourne

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Travel the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors to Australia. Hire a car. Jump on the bus. Or if you’re feeling really energetic, get your boots on for a proper trek. However you go, if you’re spending time in Melbourne, get yourself out onto the Great Ocean Road and experience one of the most stunning coastal journeys on the planet.

Watch ‘the race that stops a nation’

If you’re in Melbourne at the beginning of November, head along to the Flemington Racecourse for Australia’s richest horse race – The Melbourne Cup. It’s a great excuse to get suited and booted and rub shoulders with the great and good of Melbourne society.

Catch the ANZAC Day game at the MCG

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AUSTRALIA BRISBANE

BRISBANE Laid-back living Beautiful one day, perfect the next… Brisbane is an ideal destination whatever the season. Queensland’s state capital has a laid-back lifestyle and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The city is just an hour’s drive from the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast while further north lie stopping off points for the Barrier Reef and Whit Sunday Islands.

Top things to do in Brisbane Catch a wave on the Gold Coast

If you go to Australia, you’ve got to have a go at surfing and there are few places better to catch a wave than the world famous breaks of the Gold Coast. It’s only a short trip from Brisbane, and there are loads of places to hire the kit and get some expert tuition. Grab your board mate, surf’s up!

Watch a match at Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium is widely regarded as one of the best sporting arenas in Australia due to its unique design. And there’s quite a choice of games to watch – take your pick from Tri-Nations rugby matches, the annual State of Origin rugby league matches between Queensland and New South Wales, all the Queensland Reds and Brisbane Broncos home games and during the summer the Queensland Roar play their football matches there too.

Take a trip to Eagle Street Pier

Head down to Eagle Street Pier for a relaxing evening in Brisbane and stunning views of the iconic Story Bridge. It’s a great place to chill out and enjoy the long sunny Brisbane evenings. Eat al fresco at one of the many bars and restaurants and watch the sun set slowly over the Brisbane River.

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CRICKET in australia If there’s one thing Aussies love more than a sandy beach, a barbeque and a cold tinny, it’s a game of cricket. So there’s no better place to head if you love the sound of leather on willow.

Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Cricket Academy

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 12 weeks 12 Weeks from £5,995 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £6,695 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks from £9,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Brisbane Premium Accommodation 4 - 11 or 25 weeks 4 weeks £3,995 Each extra week £750 25 weeks (11weeks academy training) £14,795 25 weeks (22 weeks academy training) £16,995 + £300 Damage Bond

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Imagine playing the sport you love for a whole season in the glorious sunshine of an Aussie summer. Long lazy breakfasts in the sun, a trip down to the beach to catch a wave or two, then head off to training with the sun on your back and a smile on your face. Sign up for this trip and that could be your daily routine! And because you’ll be living in Melbourne, you’ll get the chance to catch amazing events like the Boxing Day Test Match, the Melbourne Cup and The Aussie Open.

Our Cricket Academy programme in Brisbane gives you the chance to really work on your game. During the week you will attend cricket and fitness training sessions taken by expert cricket coaches using world-class facilities. You will also train with a local club three nights a week and put all that coaching into practice with a competitive match every Saturday. It’s a great choice if you want to improve your cricket skills and receive intensive, top quality coaching.

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This programme gives you the chance to play about half a season for a welcoming cricket club in Melbourne. You’ll take part in regular training sessions at the club, play in competitive matches and get involved with all the club’s social events and parties. It’s a great way to improve your game and experience life overseas.

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I had a great time in Melbourne. My club was great and Melbourne is a brilliant city to live during the Aussie Summer. Charlie Cooke Cricket, Australia

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AUSTRALIA CRICKET

Coach Cricket Melbourne Standard Accommodation 10, 11 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £3,695 Premium Accommodation 10, 11 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £5,095 + £300 Damage Bond If cricket is in your blood and you want to share your passion and knowledge of the game, our coaching programmes are a great choice. You’ll be paid around £12 an hour to coach kids in local school teams for around 5 - 10 hours a week. Our programmes in Melbourne offer a superb opportunity for you to develop your coaching skills, help youngsters improve their cricket and earn a few Aussie dollars.

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Pool/recovery session

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Friday Saturday Sunday

Nets/bowling machine session; strength and conditioning

Training with a cricket club Training with a cricket club Top up/match preparation

Club match.......... Club match/rest and recovery

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HOCKEY in australia Hockey is a huge sport in Australia and it’s easy to see why. Most clubs play regularly on water-based pitches, the quality of coaching at club level is second to none and the weather is so much better for a game than back here in the UK.

Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Hockey Academy

Melbourne, Brisbane Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 8, 11 or 12 weeks 8 weeks from £4,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne, Brisbane Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £6,695 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks from £9,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Brisbane Standard Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £3,495 Each extra week £425 Premium Accommodation 8 or 12 weeks 8 weeks from £6,595 + £300 Damage Bond

Get a taste of the Aussie sporting lifestyle when you play a Mini Season for one of our handpicked hockey clubs. You’ll get involved in all the club’s training sessions and play regular competitive matches. By playing and training in a well-run club environment your game is bound to improve and the length of the Mini Season means you should have some time before and after the programme to travel around Australia.

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Our Hockey Academy programmes are designed to help you work intensively on your game. On weekdays you’ll attend the hockey academy where you’ll work with top quality coaches and use world-class hockey facilities. In the evenings you’ll train with a local club and at the weekends you’ll play in competitive matches. Being a member of a local club gives you the chance to put all that expert coaching into practice and enjoy a few nights out at the club’s social events.

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AUSTRALIA HOCKEY

Coach Hockey Melbourne Standard Accommodation 17 weeks 17 weeks £5,095 Premium Accommodation 17 weeks 17 weeks £7,295 + £300 Damage Bond On our hockey coaching programme you’ll improve your coaching skills and earn up to £12 an hour. You’ll be coaching young Australian hockey players at local schools and clubs, helping them to improve their skills and fitness. The 17 weeks of coaching leaves you with plenty of time to travel around the country before and after your programme. You’ll live in the city centre with other participants and get 24/7 support from the Sport Lived team in Melbourne.

Playing in Melbourne was the experience of a lifetime! Great place, great people, great hockey and great memories! The hockey there has made me a better player. Chris Boyland Hockey, Australia

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RUGBY UNION in australia Australia has long been one of the world’s top rugby nations and Aussie fans are among the most vociferous and passionate on the planet. Take one of our rugby union programmes in Australia and you will benefit from world-class coaching, sun-drenched pitches and the very best of the Aussie sporting lifestyle. Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Rugby Academy

Brisbane Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 8 or 12 weeks 8 weeks from £4,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Brisbane Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £6,695 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £11,295 + £300 Damage Bond

Brisbane Standard Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £3,095 Each extra week £375 Premium Accommodation 8 or 12 weeks 8 weeks from £6,095 + £300 Damage Bond

The Mini Season gives you the chance to play up to 17 weeks of a season for an Aussie club. You’ll attend regular training sessions taken by top coaches, play in competitive matches and get involved with your club’s social events and parties. It’s a great way to improve your game and gain experience of life overseas. You’ll also be sharing city centre accommodation with other Sport Lived participants, so you’ll have a ready-made group of friends as soon as you arrive.

Play the full season with one of our handpicked clubs in Brisbane and you’ll eat, sleep and drink rugby for 25 weeks. You’ll train and play matches alongside the club’s local players, attend regular social events and you could even head off on tour with the club (an experience not to be missed!). Over the course of six months, you’ll improve your game and return a better player. As with all our programmes, you’ll share an apartment or hostel in the centre of town with other Sport Lived participants.

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Our Rugby Academy in Brisbane will put you through your paces and improve your game. On weekdays you’ll have skills, strength and conditioning and rugby education sessions at the academy, where you’ll work with quality coaches and use world-class facilities. In the evenings you’ll train with a local club and at the weekends you’ll play in competitive league and cup matches. Playing and training with a club in Brisbane gives you the chance to put all that expert coaching into practice and enjoy the club’s social events.

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AUSTRALIA RUGBY UNION

Coach Rugby Brisbane, MELBOURNE Standard Accommodation 11 or 17 weeks 11 weeks from £3,995 Premium Accommodation 11 or 17 weeks 11 weeks from £5,795 + £300 Damage Bond

The Rugby Academy was nothing short of an amazing experience. The coaching, guidance and training all made for something really special.

Our Australian rugby coaching programmes take place over 11 and 17 weeks in Brisbane and Melbourne. You’ll coach young Aussie rugby players from school teams across the city and earn £10 - £12 an hour for 5 - 10 hours a week of coaching. You’ll gain an insight into Aussie life and see the results of all your hard work as the kids improve their skills and win some matches! When you’re not coaching you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Brisbane or Melbourne and hang out with other Sport Lived players and coaches back at your city centre accommodation.

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Rugby Academy – Typical weekly schedule Day

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FOOTBALL in australia Football enjoys a passionate following in Australia and its popularity is growing all the time. The game’s professional A League boasts a number of former Premier League stars and with Australia’s success in the last two world cups, football is really on the rise down under. These programmes give you the opportunity to play or coach at a fantastic club and experience football Aussie-style. Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Coach Football

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 11 or 12 weeks 11 weeks from £5,695 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £6,695 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £9,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne, BRISBANE Standard Accommodation 11 or 17 weeks 11 weeks from £3,995 Premium Accommodation 11 or 17 weeks 11 weeks from £5,795 + £300 Damage Bond

Sign up for the full season football programme and you’ll get to play, train and socialise with players and coaches from one of Melbourne’s top clubs. You’ll improve your game and fitness through regular training sessions and matches, and because you’ll be living with fellow Sport Lived players and coaches you’ll have a ready-made group of friends as soon as you arrive.

If you want to spread the football gospel in Australia, our coaching programmes in Melbourne and Brisbane are a great choice. You’ll earn £12-£15 an hour coaching youngsters at local schools for around 5-10 hours a week. During that time you’ll get to see your players’ progress and improve your coaching skills. A really rewarding way to spend a year out and a great addition to your CV!

This programme allows you to train and play for anything from 4 to 17 weeks. You’ll become a member of a welcoming club, attend all their training sessions and play regular competitive matches. And as with all Sport Lived trips, you’ll live in the city centre and share your accommodation with other Sport Lived participants.

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It was the opportunity of a life time as it incorporated two great passions of mine, playing sport and travelling. Tom Griffin Football, Australia

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NETBALL in australia Sun-drenched courts, top training facilities and a must-win attitude are just three of the attributes that make Australian netball so popular and so successful.You’ll experience all of these and more when you sign up for one of our netball programmes in Australia.

Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Coach Netball

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 11 or 12 weeks 11 weeks from £5,695 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £6,695 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks from £9,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 17 weeks 17 weeks £5,095 Premium Accommodation 17 weeks 17 weeks £7,295 + £300 Damage Bond

Play a full netball season in Australia and you’ll train with expert coaches from some of Australia’s top clubs. You’ll play competitive matches alongside regular club members and over the course of almost six months you’ll improve your game and your fitness. By living alongside other Sport Lived participants in your city centre accommodation, you’ll get a taste of the famous Aussie sporting lifestyle and have an experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Earn up to £12 an hour coaching netball in Australia. You’ll spend around 5-10 hours a week coaching youngsters from some of Melbourne’s best schools. As you help improve your players’ netball skills and fitness, you’ll gain loads of coaching experience and develop key skills that will look great on your CV. When you’re not coaching you can make the most of living in Melbourne from your shared accommodation in the centre of town.

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Departures 2014

If you want a shorter trip, the Mini Season programme is a great choice. Just let us know how long you’d like to go for and we’ll find you a place at one of our handpicked netball clubs. By playing and training in a well-run club environment your game is bound to improve and the length of the Mini Season means you should have some time before and after the programme to travel around Australia.

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Australia has a real love affair with tennis and nowhere more so than in Melbourne – home to the Australian Open. The city boasts a huge number of top-class tennis clubs and there are many paid coaching opportunities in schools, clubs and academies across the city too.

Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Coach Tennis

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 12 weeks 12 weeks from £5,995 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £6,695 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks from £9,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 10, 11 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £3,695 Premium Accommodation 10, 11 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £5,095 + £300 Damage Bond

Play the Full Season at one of our tennis clubs in Melbourne and you’ll spend six months training with world-class coaches and competing against some of the city’s top players. You’ll have lots of time to explore the country, and by living in shared city-centre accommodation you’ll have a ready-made group of friends who you can visit the sights with.

Coach tennis in Melbourne with Sport Lived and you’ll earn up to £12 an hour coaching enthusiastic kids from some of the city’s top clubs and schools. We guarantee 5 - 10 hours of coaching work each week. During that time you’ll get to see your players’ progress and improve your coaching skills. A really rewarding way to spend a year out and a great addition to your CV!

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The Mini Season programme gives you the chance to play up to 17 weeks for a friendly Aussie tennis club. You’ll attend regular training sessions at the club, play in competitive matches and get involved with all the club’s social events and parties. It’s a great way to improve your game and gain experience of life overseas.

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ROWING in australia As one of the world’s top rowing nations, Australia is a great place to visit during your gap year to work on your technique and enhance your coaching skills. Our rowing clubs in Melbourne and Brisbane have excellent facilities, world-class coaches and a fantastic social life. The weather’s pretty good too! The Mini Season

The Full Season

Coach Rowing

Melbourne, Brisbane Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 8 or 12 weeks 8 weeks from £4,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne, BRISBANE Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £6,695 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks from £9,895 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 10, 11 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £3,695 Premium Accommodation 10, 11 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £5,095 + £300 Damage Bond

Sign up for the 25 week full season programme and you’ll get to compete, train and socialise with a top club in Melbourne or Brisbane. You’ll get involved in all the club’s morning and afternoon training sessions and may have the opportunity to row in State and National regattas! And because you’ll be living in the city centre with fellow Sport Lived participants, you’ll have a ready-made group of friends as soon as you arrive.

Our 10-26 week coaching programmes in Melbourne will see you coaching young rowers in some of Australia’s best schools helping them to master the basics and win races! You’ll earn around £10 to £12 an hour and get 5 to 10 hours of paid work each week. The rest of the time can be spent rowing with a club or attending all the great sporting events that take place in Melbourne during your programme.

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Get a taste of the Australian sporting lifestyle by booking a Mini Season rowing programme with Sport Lived. You’ll develop your rowing and fitness in a well-run club environment. You’ll return an improved rower and the length of the Mini Season programme means you have time before and after the programme to travel around Australia and see the sights.

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The rowing facilities at my club were exceptional, it was the best club environment and set-up that I have seen in my 7 years of rowing.” George Patrick Rowing, Australia

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Swimming is a huge sport in Australia and the Aussies enjoy some of the best training facilities and pools on the planet. So, if you’re a keen swimmer there’s no better place to get some expert coaching, improve your performance in the pool and break a few PBs.

Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Coach Swimming

Melbourne, Brisbane Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £285 Premium Accommodation 8, 11 or 12 weeks 8 weeks from £5,195 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne, Brisbane Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks from £7,295 Premium Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks from £10,495 + £300 Damage Bond

Melbourne Standard Accommodation 10, 11, 17 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £3,995 Premium Accommodation 10, 11, 17 or 26 weeks 10 weeks from £5,395 + £300 Damage Bond

Sign up to swim for a Full Season in Australia and you’ll live like a true Aussie sportsperson for 25 glorious weeks. We’ll organise for you to join one of the best clubs in Australia, where you will receive expert coaching and have access to excellent facilities. You will have the opportunity to race for your club in local and national competitions and bring your swimming to the next level. You’ll share your city centre accommodation with other players and coaches and have the 24/7 services of a local Sport Lived mentor.

Our swimming coaching programmes give you the opportunity to improve your coaching skills and earn up to £12 an hour. You’ll be coaching young swimmers at some of Melbourne’s top schools and clubs, helping to improve their technique and times. You will live in the city centre with other players and coaches and get 24/7 support from the Sport Lived team in Melbourne. Coaching for 10 to 26 weeks leaves you with time to travel around Australia before and after your programme.

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Our Mini Season programme allows you to go abroad for anything from 4 to 17 weeks. You’ll join a top swimming club in Melbourne or Brisbane and over the course of the programme improve both your technique and core fitness. You will live in the city centre and share your accommodation with other Sport Lived participants, so you will have a ready-made group of friends as soon as you arrive.

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NEW ZEALAND

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NEW ZEALAND

A WORLD OF ADVENTURE Home to the world-famous All Blacks, beautiful mountains, gigantic glaciers, stunning fjords and friendly cities, New Zealand is the ultimate place to combine sport, travel and adventure.

During your Sport Lived experience you’ll stay in Dunedin, the second largest city on the South Island and the perfect base from which to venture out and explore. And outdoors is where you’ll want to spend most of your time, even if it’s just to soak in some more of the thrilling scenery. As well as the traditional sports such as rugby and cricket, the country has lots to offer those seeking an extra shot of adrenaline: surfing, white-water rafting, paragliding, caving, rock-climbing, bungee jumping and some of the best ski slopes in the southern hemisphere. The land of the kiwi has it all and will no doubt offer a Sport Lived experience that will live long in your memory. More about Dunedin on page 49

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Dunedin

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NEW ZEALAND DUNEDIN

Dunedin ACTIVITY CENTRAL Situated on New Zealand’s picturesque South Island, Dunedin is home to all of our programmes in the country and blends all the ingredients needed for an amazing adventure. The South Island’s second largest city has a compact centre and laidback atmosphere. It’s packed with beautiful Victorian buildings, the oldest university in the country and you’ll find plenty of pubs, clubs and restaurants in which to unwind. Dunedin is a gateway to all the attractions this part of the world is famous for, including long sandy beaches, ski resorts and world-class vineyards. The city has a great sporting heritage, with the Otago Highlanders being one of the most successful rugby union teams in the country. Otago’s hockey and cricket teams also excel in their respective leagues.

Top things to do in Dunedin Watch The Otago Highlanders

No trip to New Zealand would be complete without watching a rugby match. There are few better venues than the Forsyth Barr Stadium, home to the Highlanders, whose world-class squad features some of the biggest names in the game. If you’re lucky enough to be in the city for the big game between the Highlanders and the Canterbury Crusaders, you’ll be in for a real treat!

Do a jump in Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s unofficial capital of extreme sports. There are three bungee sites to choose from, but if you want our advice, take the 120-foot leap off the Kawarau Bridge. If you get your head wet in the river, tell them to shorten the cable the next time round!

Hanmer Springs

The laid back town of Hanmer Springs sits up in the mountains and is home to a vast - and very relaxing - hot springs complex. It’s a great way to relax after training and matches. If you’re there during the winter, you can do some skiing too!

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RUGBY UNION in NEW ZEALAND New Zealand is home to the world’s leading rugby team, many of the world’s best players and the most passionate fans on the planet. It’s also home to many of the game’s best coaches, so if you’re looking for a place to play, train and improve your rugby, New Zealand is the one. Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Dunedin Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £250

Dunedin Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £5,995

Get a taste of the Kiwi sporting lifestyle when you play a Mini Season for one of our welcoming clubs in Dunedin. Just tell us how long you’d like to go away for and we’ll organise the rest! You’ll take part in regular training sessions, play in competitive matches and enjoy some highly entertaining socials at your club. The training and quality coaching will help to improve your game so you return a better and more complete player. The length of the Mini Season also means that you have some time before and after the programme to travel around New Zealand and see the sights.

Sign up for the Full Season in New Zealand and you’ll spend 25 weeks playing the sport you love and training with world-class coaches. The programme provides you with the chance to train, play regular matches and attend all of your club’s social events. Over the course of six months your game will improve from receiving expert tuition from dedicated Kiwi coaches. Living in the centre of Dunedin with other Sport Lived participants means that you’ll have a ready-made group of friends to explore your new hometown.

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Playing rugby in New Zealand has been the best six months of my life. Dan Pickersgill Rugby Union, New Zealand


NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UNION

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CRICKET in NEW ZEALAND Cricket is a huge sport in New Zealand and we’ve got links with top cricket clubs across Dunedin, all of whom have expert coaches, fantastic facilities and vibrant social scenes. Many of our clubs are home to international cricketers too, so you may well have the chance to play (or at least have a beer) with a famous face or two. Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Dunedin Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £250

Dunedin Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £5,995

The Mini Season cricket programme is a great choice if you want a shorter Sport Lived experience. Just let us know how long you’d like to go for and we’ll organise for you to join one of our handpicked cricket clubs in Dunedin. You’ll play and train alongside local players and coaches and really get to work on your game and fitness. Your city centre accommodation also means that outside of your playing and training, you’ll be a short walk from the nightlife and entertainment. And if you need any help or advice, your Sport Lived mentor will be there to lend a helping hand!

Sign up for the 25 week Full Season programme and you’ll train, socialise and play in competitive matches for a welcoming cricket club in Dunedin. Regular matches with intensive, well structured training sessions will help to improve your game. And because you’ll be living in the centre of town with fellow Sport Lived participants, you’ll have a ready-made group of friends to celebrate with when you score a century and avoid if your bowling average creeps up into three figures!

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Playing cricket in New Zealand was an awesome experience, I enjoyed it that much I never wanted to come home! James Hawley Cricket, New Zealand

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Ever since Sean Kerly scored a hat trick against Australia at the 1988 Olympics, Kiwis have loved British hockey players. So when you sign up for one of our hockey programmes in New Zealand, you’ll not only play and train alongside top players and coaches but also be welcomed in like an old friend! Play the Mini Season

Play the Full Season

Dunedin Standard Accommodation 4 - 17 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £250

Dunedin Standard Accommodation 25 weeks 25 weeks £5,995

The Mini Season gives you the chance to play for up to 17 weeks of a season with a top Dunedin hockey club. You’ll get involved with regular training sessions with high calibre coaches, play in competitive matches and enjoy the club’s regular social events. It’s a great way to improve your hockey and gain experience of life overseas.

Play the Full Season for one of our hockey clubs in Dunedin and you’ll spend six months training with world-class coaches and competing against some of the city’s top players. When you’re not playing or training you’ll have time to explore the country. By living in shared city centre accommodation with other Sport Lived participants, you’ll have a ready-made group of friends to see the sights with.

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part of the action Experience city living with all the sights, sounds, culture and nightlife right on your doorstep.

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ARGENTINA

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ARGENTINA

EXPERIENCE THE LATIN SPIRIT Argentina is home to El Diego, the mighty Bombanera Stadium and some of the finest sporting facilities and coaches in Latin America. It’s also one of the most exciting and diverse countries on the continent: stretching from the mystical frozen landscapes of Tierra del Fuego in the south, to the mighty rivers and lush green jungles of the north. One thing you’ll quickly discover is the warmth and hospitality of the people. Their easy-going nature makes Argentina an effortless place to feel at home in, whether you’re playing sport, coaching youngsters or just wandering around its colourful towns and cities. As with so many Latin countries, football is a religion here and you should try and experience the electric atmosphere of at least one match during your stay. Rosario is home to all of our programmes in Argentina and offers a fantastic introduction to sport and life in South America. There’s enough going on to ensure that you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained. If you’re feeling adventurous, the city offers a gateway to the lush green interior of the country. It’s also the hometown of the world’s best footballer, Lionel Messi, and some of the country’s top sporting facilities and coaches. So, if you’re looking for a way to start a conversation with a local, there’s your starter for 10.

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FOOTBALL in ARGENTINA Head out to one of our football programmes in Rosario and you’ll be following in the footsteps of the world’s best player, Lionel Messi, who was born in the city.Whether you plan to travel to Argentina as a coach or a player, Rosario offers fantastic facilities, excellent pitches and local players and coaches with a real passion for the game. Play the Mini Season

Coach Football

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week: £195 4 weeks from £2,395 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £295

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,695 Each extra week: £205 4 weeks from £2,095 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £300

The Mini Season gives you the chance to spend between four and twelve weeks playing football in Rosario. You’ll join one of the best football academies in Argentina, where you’ll receive excellent coaching and have access to outstanding facilities. In addition to your training and playing you’ll have loads to do because regular activities and social events are included in the price of the programme, whilst optional Spanish lessons are also provided!

The Argentina football coaching programme runs from four to twelve weeks in Rosario, where you’ll coach young Argentine players from the best schools and clubs. Working with local children provides a real insight into Argentinian life and culture, and watching their skills, fitness and confidence improve as a result of your expert coaching is unbelievably rewarding. All of the sessions take place in English, so you’ll be helping the children to learn a new language, whilst a coach will always be on hand to help you with the local lingo! You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the city and socialise with the other Sport Lived coaches back at your city centre accommodation.

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Spanish Lessons

All of our programmes in Argentina offer optional Spanish lessons. You can get up to six hours of tuition every week and experienced Spanish teachers take all of the lessons. By learning the local language you’ll get more from your time in Argentina and also really improve your CV. If you’re planning on traveling around South America after your programme finishes, your newfound Spanish skills will be extremely useful too!

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There are some great spots in Rosario and it’s somewhere anyone on their gap year should want to visit. The football has been of a very high standard and a really challenging experience. Tom Goulding Football, Argentina


Argentina is one of the world’s top hockey nations: it’s home to the world’s best player, Luciana Aymar, and the women’s team are not only ranked number one in the world but are both the World Champions and current Champion’s Trophy holders too!

Play the Mini Season

Coach Hockey

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,895 Each extra week: £195 4 weeks from £2,195 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £295

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,695 Each extra week: £205 4 weeks from £2,095 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £300

The Mini Season gives you the chance to spend between four and twelve weeks playing hockey in Rosario. You’ll join one of the best hockey clubs in Argentina, where you’ll receive excellent coaching and have access to outstanding facilities. When you’re not training or playing, you’ll have loads to do because regular activities and social events are included in the price of the programme, whilst optional Spanish lessons are also provided!

Our hockey coaching programmes in Rosario give you a unique opportunity to coach young players at some of the best schools and hockey clubs in the city. You’ll work on a voluntary basis helping passionate young players to improve their game and their English skills. All the sessions are led in English and there will be a coach on hand to help out with translation if required. Over the course of the programme you’ll see your students respond to your training and watch their hockey improve. The coaching and leadership skills you’ll gain from this trip will look fantastic on your CV. You’ll be living in the heart of the city with other Sport Lived coaches and players, so as soon as you arrive you’ll have a ready made group of friends to explore the city with.

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Living in such an awesome city with a great night life, playing a high standard of hockey and meeting some amazing people made me love the experience so much that I went back and did it all again for 3 months! Dulcie Davies Hockey, Argentina

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HOCKEY in ARGENTINA


RUGBY UNION in ARGENTINA The Argentine Rugby Union team is by far the best team in the Americas and they have become a real force in the world game. The quality of the country’s clubs and infrastructure is unmatched anywhere else on the continent, which is why Argentina is such a great place to improve your game or your coaching skills. Play the Mini Season

Coach Rugby Union

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week: £195 4 weeks from £2,395 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £295

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,695 Each extra week: £205 4 weeks from £2,095 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £300

The Mini Season gives you the chance to spend between four and twelve weeks playing rugby in Rosario. You’ll join one of the best rugby clubs in Argentina, where you’ll receive excellent coaching and have access to outstanding facilities. When you’re not training or playing, you’ll have loads to do because regular activities and social events are included in the price of the programme, whilst optional Spanish lessons are also provided!

The Argentina coaching programme runs from four to twelve weeks in Rosario. You’ll coach young Argentine players from school and club teams across the city, gaining a unique insight into Argentine life and seeing the results of all your hard work as the children improve their skills, confidence and English. All sessions are run in English with a coach on hand to help out with translation if needed. In addition to your coaching you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the city and socialise with the other Sport Lived participants back at your city centre accommodation.

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All of our programmes in Argentina offer optional Spanish lessons. You can get up to six hours of tuition every week and experienced Spanish teachers take all of the lessons. By learning the local language you’ll get more from your time in Argentina and also really improve your CV. If you’re planning on traveling around South America after your programme finishes, your newfound Spanish skills will be extremely useful too!


Argentina is a country with a real passion for tennis and regularly produces top players such as 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro and the legendary Guillermo Vilas, who won four Grand Slams during the 70s and 80s.

Play the Mini Season

Coach Tennis

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week: £195 4 weeks from £2,395 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £295

Rosario Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,695 Each extra week: £205 4 weeks from £2,095 (inc. Spanish Lessons) Each extra week: £300

This programme provides you with the chance to spend your South American experience training with expert coaches at one of Rosario’s top tennis academies. You’ll enjoy top quality facilities, get tuition from expert coaches and play competitive matches. Off the court, you can have optional Spanish lessons to help you make the most of your time away. Regular activities and social events are also included in the price of your trip!

The Argentina coaching programme gives you the chance to improve your coaching and leadership skills by teaching at some of the city’s top schools and tennis clubs. Over the course of the programme you’ll get to watch your students really improve their tennis and their English, making this a highly rewarding experience. You’ll be able to enjoy all that the city has to offer from your city centre accommodation that you’ll be sharing with fellow Sport Lived coaches and players. You’ll also get loads of help and advice from the Sport Lived team in Rosario!

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Training at an academy in Rosario improved my game a lot. Argentina is an awesome country and great for tennis. James Dankworth Tennis, Argentina

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ARGENTINA RUGBY UNION / TENNIS

TENNIS in ARGENTINA


MOMENTS TO SAVOUR Share wonderful memories and form friendships to last a lifetime.

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DISCOVER

SOUTH AFRICA

Programmes

Playing

Coaching

Cricket Football Hockey Rugby Union Tennis Netball

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South Africa is known for its beaches, mountains, surfing, incredible wildlife and of course its sport. The people of this picturesque nation are passionate about their sport, as you would expect from the land of the Springboks. Beyond the stadia, even the wildlife enjoys breaking records. The country’s game reserves contain the top three fastest land animals on the planet - the cheetah, the pronghorn antelope and the lion – whilst its athletes hold Olympic gold medals in swimming, athletics, boxing and tennis.

With dramatic mountains, world-class surfing and the famous Kruger and Kwa-Zulu Natal safari reserves, South Africa rewards adventure seekers with spectacular landscapes and adrenaline-fuelled experiences, as well as a variety of sporting opportunities. Beaches and mountains are within easy reach of our base in Cape Town, giving you a chance to experience the lifestyle and culture of a vibrant and diverse city alongside some of nature’s great wonders. If you’ve ever wanted to discover and explore a magnificent new country, refine and improve your coaching skills and excel at your chosen sport in a stunning environment, then this is one of the best places on earth to do it!

Location NAMIBIA BOTSWANA Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town

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SOUTH AFRICA

THE WILD ONE


DISCOVER

CAPE TOWN

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SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN STYLE CITY Ever since it hosted the 2010 football World Cup, Cape Town has been putting itself on the map for its sense of style. Cutting edge young artists, designer drinking holes and luxurious waterside developments are making it an extremely desirable place to visit. Table Mountain is the perfect backdrop to all this glitz and glamour, reminding you that beyond this modern cosmopolitan city, the wild side of Africa is waiting to be explored - from game reserves to the Garden Route and from beaches to biltong (a leathery strip of cured meat that you can chew and chew and chew…).

Visit Robben Island

For many years Robben Island was a prison most famous for holding Nelson Mandela for 18 years. Today it is a museum and heritage site reminding visitors about the country’s struggle for political freedom and equality. Visitors are often shown round by former political prisoners, making it a moving and memorable experience.

Cape Town playing programmes Cricket Hockey Netball Rugby Union Tennis Swimming

Top things to do in Cape Town Watch a cricket match at Newlands

Cape Town coaching programmes

Newlands was rated as the second best cricket ground in the world by The Cricketer in 2012 and the accolade is well deserved. Sitting at the foot of Table Mountain, it’s an idyllic setting to watch cricket, whether that’s an international match or a local Western Province game.

Cricket Football Hockey Netball Rugby Union Tennis Swimming

Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

On the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, these luxurious botanical gardens are a magnificent showcase for the local flora and wildlife. Summer Sunday evenings see them become an awesome backdrop for local and international bands and the site of some of the city’s best concerts.

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CRICKET in SOUTH AFRICA South Africans are renowned for their love and passion for cricket and our programmes will allow you to experience it to the full.You can play top-level cricket at a local club or help disadvantaged children reach their potential as a coach in a township school.

Play the Mini Season

Coach Cricket

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £315 + £300 Damage Bond

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 11 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £285 + £300 Damage Bond

This programme will give you the chance to play cricket with a club in Cape Town for between 4 and 12 weeks. You’ll take part in regular training sessions and matches, enjoy the club’s social events and stay in shared accommodation, where breakfast and dinner are provided. The programme also offers a variety of opportunities for coaching and volunteering. It’s a great chance for you to improve your game and experience one of the world’s most incredible cities.

Our cricket coaching programmes in South Africa are particularly rewarding. You’ll coach and inspire disadvantaged youngsters aged between 5 and 16 years in township schools by running drills, improving their technique and organising competitive matches. It’s a very rewarding way for you to improve your skills as a coach as well and experience the excitement of living in Cape Town.

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Cape Town is an incredible city to spend time playing and coaching cricket

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Hosting the 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the world footballing map. Now you can experience the country’s great enthusiasm for the game by undertaking a football coaching programme in Cape Town!

Coach Football CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £285 + £300 Damage Bond Our voluntary coaching programme in South Africa is a wonderful chance for you to obtain invaluable coaching experience whilst doing something amazing for others less fortunate. Working with disadvantaged youngsters in township schools, you’ll lead regular training sessions and organise competitive matches. These will help to build their sports skills, life skills and confidence. You will be based in the heart of Cape Town and stay in shared accommodation with other like-minded Sport Lived participants, where two meals a day are provided. You will be able to experience South Africa’s passion for sport and take your coaching to the next level.

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Coaching in South Africa was a real eye-opening experience. The kids were really enthusiastic and I loved living in Cape Town Will Butler Football, South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA CRICKET / FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL in SOUTH AFRICA


HOCKEY in SOUTH AFRICA Consistently one of the world’s top hockey nations, South Africa is a great place to play or coach the sport. All of our programmes are based in Cape Town, where you can decide between playing hockey for a quality club or coaching in local township schools.

Play the Mini Season

Coach Hockey

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £315 + £300 Damage Bond

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £285 + £300 Damage Bond

Our Mini Season programme gives you the chance to play hockey in South Africa from 4-12 weeks. You’ll train and play matches with a local club in Cape Town and stay in shared accommodation, where two meals a day are provided. As well as your training and matches with your club, you can also get involved in rewarding coaching or volunteering. It’s a great way to improve your game, experience another country and enhance your CV.

Our hockey coaching programmes in Cape Town offer something really special. You have the chance to work with disadvantaged youngsters in township schools, leading regular training sessions and organising competitive matches. Teaching at primary and senior school level will allow you to enhance your coaching and leadership skills whilst doing something positive for the local community. Accommodation is shared with other Sport Lived participants and two meals a day are provided.

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For quality rugby, look no further than Cape Town. South Africa’s reputation is as good as it gets.With an impressive national team, state of the art facilities, top notch training and an enviable climate, it’s a great choice for rugby players who want to improve their game, gain invaluable coaching experience and enjoy the sport they love. Play the Mini Season

Coach Rugby

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £315 + £300 Damage Bond

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £285 + £300 Damage Bond

Our 4-12 week Mini Season programmes allow you to join a top Cape Town rugby club for part of the season, where you’ll attend weekly training sessions, play in competitive matches and enjoy regular social events. It’s a great opportunity to develop your rugby and experience playing your favourite sport in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. You’ll live in shared accommodation in the heart of Cape Town, with two meals provided each day. When you’re not playing and training with your club, there are opportunities to volunteer and coach so you can really make the most of your trip!

We offer a rewarding rugby experience in Cape Town coaching youngsters in deprived township schools in partnership with local charities. You’ll run structured coaching sessions and organise competitive matches to improve their skills, self-esteem and resilience. Teaching local children at primary and senior school level will develop your coaching and leadership skills, enhance your CV and let you experience the South African culture.

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Alex Ullyot Rugby Union, South Africa

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Everyone is so passionate about rugby in South Africa and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience

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SOUTH AFRICA HOCKEY / RUGBY UNION

RUGBY UNION in SOUTH AFRICA


Tennis in SOUTH AFRICA South Africa offers fantastic opportunities to develop devastating backhands, killer volleys, fearsome forehands and unreturnable serves. In fact, we’d say that for tennis fans, it’s a smash…

Play the Mini Season

Coach Tennis

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £315 + £300 Damage Bond

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 11 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £285 + £300 Damage Bond

Our Mini Season tennis programmes in South Africa last from 4-12 weeks and are centred in impressive Cape Town. You will have a chance to live and enjoy the city while playing tennis for part of the season, working on your technique and playing competitive games for a local club. We offer accommodation in the heart of the city that you’ll share with other like-minded Sport Lived participants, so you’ll have a ready made group of friends as soon you arrive. When you’re not training and playing, you’ll have the chance to volunteer or coach so that you can really make the most of your time overseas.

Our tennis coaching programmes in South Africa offer you the chance to coach disadvantaged children in township schools. You’ll run drills and organise competitive matches that will help pupils to improve their self-esteem, resilience and tennis skills. Teaching local children at primary and senior school level will develop your coaching and leadership skills and allow you to immerse yourself in the South African culture.

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Netball is a major sport in South Africa and enjoys an ardent following.We offer opportunities to play at a high standard with local clubs or volunteer as a coach in township schools, helping disadvantaged youngsters reach their potential. Living in Cape Town, you’ll be close to culture, wildlife and glorious beaches and have the chance to get to know this exciting city. Play the Mini Season

Coach Netball

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £2,095 Each extra week £315 + £300 Damage Bond

CAPE TOWN Premium Accommodation 4 - 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,995 Each extra week £285 + £300 Damage Bond

Our Mini Season netball programmes run from 4-12 weeks and offer a taste of sporting life in South Africa. Staying in the heart of Cape Town in shared accommodation with two meals provided each day, you’ll train and play matches with a local club and have plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle and culture of the city. Each club is hand picked to ensure that you are playing at a level to suit your needs and your schedule is flexible enough to include opportunities for volunteering as well.

We offer a unique and rewarding experience in Cape Town coaching netball to youngsters in deprived townships. Teaching local children at primary and senior school level will develop your coaching and leadership qualities, whilst letting you experience South Africa’s wonderful legislative capital. It’s also a great way to improve pupils’ self esteem, resilience and netball skills.

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netball in SOUTH AFRICA


DISCOVER

SRI LANKA

Programmes

Playing

Coaching

Cricket Swimming

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SRI LANKA

THE TROPICAL PARADISE This teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean has an impressive reputation for sport. It is a beautiful country with palm-fringed beaches around the outside and high mountains and mesmerising ancient towns in the centre. For someone seeking to immerse themselves in a new culture and environment whilst playing or coaching the sport they love, Sri Lanka is perfect. Our sporting programmes are based in the historic city of Colombo. They include opportunities to play cricket with a local club or coach sport to either promising youngsters in Colombo’s best schools or to underprivileged children from the local community. It’s a great chance to spend time in an idyllic country while developing your playing, coaching and leadership skills.

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CRICKET in SRI LANKA Cricket is the most popular and widely followed sport in Sri Lanka. It is a fanatical cricketing nation that has produced legendary players such as Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and of course Muttiah Muralitharan. If you want to play or coach cricket in a passionate cricketing nation, then Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world to do it in! Play the Mini Season

Coach Cricket

COLOMBO Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,895 Each extra week: £270

COLOMBO Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,595 Each extra week: £250

The Mini Season programme provides you with a unique opportunity to play cricket in Sri Lanka and experience life in an idyllic island paradise. You will join a welcoming cricket club in Colombo where you’ll take part in regular training sessions, play in competitive matches and get involved with all the club’s social events. Your accommodation is close to the beach and is shared with other Sport Lived participants, providing you with a ready-made group of friends as soon as you arrive. The length of the Mini Season programme also means that you have time before and after the programme to travel around Sri Lanka.

Our Sri Lankan cricket coaching programmes last from 4 to 12 weeks and involve teaching either underprivileged children from the local community or pupils in the top sporting schools in Colombo. You’ll run drills, improve their technique and organise competitive matches. On average, you’ll coach 10-20 hours a week and work with children aged 6-18. The youngsters you’ll be coaching will be keen to emulate their cricketing heroes, radiating a tangible and irrepressible enthusiasm for the sport. It is a great opportunity to coach passionate youngsters and enhance your coaching and leadership skills whilst spending time in one of Asia’s most beautiful countries.

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Despite living on an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, many children in Sri Lanka never even get the chance to learn how to swim.You can change that. Our coaching programme provides you with the rewarding opportunity to pass on your knowledge, experience and passion to youngsters from our base in Colombo. Coach Swimming COLOMBO Standard Accommodation 4 – 12 weeks 4 weeks from £1,595 Each extra week: £250 Coaching swimming in Sri Lanka is a fantastic way to for you to spend your time during your year out. You’ll teach youngsters from local schools aged 5-18, helping them to master the main strokes and improve their technique. Living in shared accommodation close to the beach, you will be doing something really rewarding in addition to developing key skills.

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SRI LANKA CRICKET / SWIMMING

SWIMMING in SRI LANKA


SPORT LIVED stories Amazing memories For almost 10 years we’ve been lucky enough to spend our time arranging amazing sport and travel experiences for young players and coaches. Along the way there have been some great stories, some funny moments and some really amazing sporting achievements. Here are a few we thought might inspire you…

Out for a duck in the Grand Final!

Rick Moore played cricket in Melbourne and his team reached the Grand Final. He was playing in the same side as the local Sport Lived mentor’s brother, Bradley. Rick came to the crease, Bradley hit one to mid-off, chose to go for a quick single and Rick got run out for a duck without facing a single ball! Luckily, Rick was something of an all-rounder, so when his chance came to bowl he took a couple of wickets and helped his team to win the Grand Final.

A glorious return to Melbourne

Vicky Hewett travelled to Melbourne with Sport Lived to play hockey. Everything was going well - Vicky had secured her place as the team’s first choice goalie and the team looked like they had a pretty good chance of winning the league. Unfortunately, she had to fly home for a family emergency and couldn’t afford to fly back. Her Aussie teammates

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were devastated, so they all chipped in and booked her a return flight to Melbourne! She flew back, reclaimed her place in goal and the team went on to win the league with Vicky making some vital saves in the Grand Final.

“Have you seen who’s taking training today?”

We do everything we can to ensure that everyone who travels with us gets top quality coaching. Nonetheless it was still a bit of a surprise when former Australian cricket coach John Buchanan turned up at the University of Queensland and decided to put our academy players through their paces! Buchanan is involved with the University of Queensland where we hold our academies and when he heard there were a group of ‘pommie’ cricketers training on the campus, he just couldn’t resist checking out the competition!

Train in Melbourne, row in the Olympics!

George Nash travelled to Melbourne to get some expert coaching and row for a local club. It seems like all that training and all those hours on the water really paid off because George returned home to row for the victorious Cambridge team in the 2010 Varsity Boat Race and then competed in the London 2012 Olympics, where he won bronze in the coxless pairs!


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TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel Insurance peace of mind Travel insurance is an important part of any overseas trip and is essential when travelling with Sport Lived. We have a bespoke travel insurance policy, which has been designed with Fogg Travel Insurance to provide cover for all of our programmes. You will be covered to play or coach your chosen sport and also to participate in all other Sport Lived activities. The policy has been designed to suit the gap year traveller. It is flexible in order to provide worldwide cover before and after your Sport Lived programme. You can also extend your policy when you are overseas should your plans change. This is a summary of the cover we provide. You can read the policy in full, view the list of activities covered, get a quote and purchase your insurance via our website. You can also call us on 0844 858 9103 and speak to one of our advisors who will be happy to arrange your insurance cover. If you decide not to book your travel insurance with Sport Lived you must provide us with details of your insurance policy before you travel. We advise that you read your insurance policy wording carefully to ensure that you are covered for all the sports and activities involved in your Sport Lived programme and are covered for the entire duration of your trip.

Summary of Cover Policy Section

Maximum Benefit

A. Pre-Travel Policy

1. Cancellation/ Loss of deposit

£5,000*

B. Travel Policy

1. Missed Departure

£250*

2. Personal Possessions Single article limit Valuable Limit

£1,500* £300 £350

3. Personal money

£200*

Loss of travel documents

£500*

4. Emergency Medical Expenses Emergency dental treatment Getting someone out to you Funeral costs abroad Search and rescue

£5,000,000* £500 reasonable additional cost £2,000 £5,000

5. Curtailment

£5,000*

6. Personal Liability

£2,000,000*

7. Personal accident

£ 20,000 (death £10,000)

8. Legal advice and expenses

£20,000*

*Please note an excess applies

Please note: You must notify us of any pre-existing medical conditions when purchasing your insurance.

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