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Olympic 2012 Fever - Sporting Gap Years

Wednesday 8th August 2012

Are You Inspired To Take A Sporting Gap Year?

Sporting Gap YearThe UK is being gripped by the Olympics and if you are the sporty type you may feel yourself being inspired by Team GB and the many gold medals that are being won. If that is the case then have you considered taking a gap year based around sport? You may be surprised to learn that many people don’t consider combining their passion of sport with taking a gap year. However, for those that do, it is a gap year to remember as they find they can travel to different gap year destinations doing something that they love.

So, if the mere mention of the word ‘sport’ and ‘gap year’ in the same sentence has wetted your appetite, here are two ways in which you can combine sport with a gap year.

Become a Member of a designated Sports Club for a Season

If you are a member of a sports club in the UK and play a specific sport week-in and week-out then you should consider becoming a sports club member in another country. There are many companies that will help you find designated sports clubs where you can play a full season. This is the way that many people take a sporting gap year in Australia, for example, as there are companies that will find you a sport placement for sports such as hockey, netball, cricket, rugby and football. This gives you a unique opportunity to play, tour and experience a way of life different to many other gap year travellers.

Volunteer in a Sports Project

There is no better and no more rewarding way to spread your love of sport than to teach it to other people. So, if the Olympics have inspired you to pass on a sporting legacy then why not volunteer in Africa and become involved in a sports project? There are many sport volunteer projects in Africa where you can work and teach children about sport and share your enthusiasm with them. This is something that could make a difference in their life.