GHANA: Exciting Opportunity to Coach Football in Dynamic Accra!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

You'll work with schools in Accra, coaching football during lesson times and coaching the school teams after school. You'll also be involved in organising andmanaging the Travellers Football Tournaments.

COACHING FOOTBALL IN DUSTY FIELDS IN AFRICA....DOES IT GET BETTER THAN THAT?

Football in Ghana is a massive sport and played by millions across the country on typical African dirt pitches. Ghana’s recent excellent performance in the 2006 football World Cup showed the country’s potential to be a major force in world football and in Africa. With players such as Michael Essien, Ghana has an abundance of undiscovered talent.

Many children in Ghana don’t have the opportunity to receive proper coaching at a young age and they lack the basic ball skills and understanding of the game compared to those in Europe. The skill level within the country is very high and with professional coaching from Travellers volunteers, children will be able to use their raw talent more effectively and in a structured way.You don't have to have a great knowledge of the game and the rules, but you must be an enthusiastic person who enjoys playing the game.

As there is very little sports infrastructure and little opportunity for schools to play in competitive tournaments in Ghana, Travellers have created a number of tournaments which allow the children to use the skills they have learnt from the volunteers and put them into practice playing against other schools. If you are involved in one of these tournaments, it will be the highlight of your placement. You'll see how all of the work you have done on your placement will have paid off - and to see the enjoyment it brings to the children is priceless.

ACCOMMODATION:

Your accommodation will vary, depending on your work location. You may live in comfortable guest house accommodation, but you will most likely live with a host family. This means that you get to eat, sleep, work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. Local family stays enable you to fully experience the local culture from the inside. Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave Ghana and in some cases they return to the country later especially to visit their family. Sometimes members of their Ghanaian family have even gone to visit them in their home country.
Food will be local cuisine - again this is to enable you to fully experience living as local Ghanaians do.
Travellers' placements are very flexible and you can combine this project with any other Travellers project, either in the same country or in different countries.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose, but subject to school terms. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £945 for two weeks. You can participate for up to 3 months or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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