Coach & Play Sports in Auckland

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Coach & Play Sports in Auckland

from £1,495
Duration: from 4 weeks to 6 months
Countries: New Zealand
Coach sports to children and assist with teaching in Clubs and schools. You can choose from are: Athletics, Baseball, Cricket, Gymnastics, Hockey, Rugby & Tennis

Coach & Play Sports in Auckland

This project provides you with a diverse experience in that your activities will take place in two locations and will also give you the opportunity to coach other sports as well:

During the day you will assist with sports sessions at a school in one of Auckland's suburbs. You'll assist with a variety of sports, depending on the season, with children from communities including Maori, the South Pacific islands and children from many other countries. You'll also be assisting in the classroom and with school activities.
You'll spend some of your afternoons and evenings coaching and/or training at a Sports Club in Auckland. You'll work with a variety of ages at the club and during the weekend you may have an opportunity to compete yourself and test your abilities against the Kiwis! The clubs we work with have very lively social scene and you will be welcomed with open arms.

The School Sports element of your Programme will take place during the day. The school has children from a variety of backgrounds and countries such as Maori children and children from Sudan and Somalia who are refugees, as well as children from other lower economic countries such as Samoa and Tonga. The school has good facilities that will enable you to coach a variety of different sports.

There is a wide number of sports available to coach on this project and you will be involved in a wide range of sporting activities, giving you great diversity. The sports are generally coached by season, but if you wanted to coach a sport that was not in season, or if you wanted to introduce a new sport to the children, the school would welcome it as long as it was of benefit to the children. Each school offers different sports so if there was a particular sport that you were interested in coaching please let us know and we will make arrangements for this.

The sports vary with each term, as follows:
Term 1: Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics
Term 2: Rugby Union & League, Football, Hockey, Netball
Term 3: Rugby League, Football, Netball
Term 4: Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country & Football.

What you'll gain from doing this project:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure in New Zealand.
  • You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

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Further Details

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Price details:

from £1,495 to £2,295

Duration Details:

This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.

Cost Details:

When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.

Extra week cost



You’ll live in a centrally located hostel that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You will be sharing a room with other volunteers. There is a communal kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.


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User Comments:

“I am emailing to express my thanks at the best three months of my life, spent volunteering in Auckland and Chong Ming Island. The support I received before my placement started was extremely helpful and was matched by local staff once my placement had began. It was good to know that despite being in an alien environment, there were people I could ask for help if it was needed. The placements themselves were great fun, and I really enjoyed working with the children and teachers, who were without exception, the nicest people you will meet. I really would recommend Travellers to anyone. Keep up the good work.”
~ by Stuart Savidge

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