Ghana Football Coaching

From £722 (was £849), 4 weeks, Ghana Trip code: GHFC

  • Adventure 3 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Coach your own team to success
  • See the progression in the young players
  • Immerse yourself into the Ghanaian culture
  • Enjoy beautiful weather year round- perfect for a game of footie!

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Loved throughout the country, football is Ghana's number one sport, and it's not exactly hard to see why! (Who doesn't like a good kick about every now and again?) 

 

Working with a collective of local youth clubs and schools, our football coaching programme is great for sports fans and wannabe coaches alike. When you arrive at the project you'll be assigned a team, and moving forward you'll be there to coach them to sporting glory, from heading up the training session on the beach to being chief supporter on the sidelines of a match.

 

Be prepared to roll your sleeves up, there's coaching to be done!


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What will I be doing?

  • The Project (2-12 weeks)

  • Your Role (2-12 weeks)

  • What should I expect? (2-12 weeks)

  • There's loads to do in your free time! (2-12 weeks)

The Project: 2-12 weeks

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Destination info

Ghana is in West Africa and renowned for having the warmest, friendliest people. It borders the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Atlantic Ocean. Ghana is considered one of the safest places in Africa, with some of the friendliest people on the continent.

 

Ghanaians are traditionally very welcoming people and they pride themselves on the peaceful state, with very low crime rate.

 

Accra is Ghana’s capital city and estimated to have a population of around two million. Accra is a large, sprawling city that is developing very fast. It is situated on the coast, with a port and several beach hotels where tourists may stay. Like any African Capital it is large, dusty, energetic, dirty, busy, and yet charming and unique!

  • Location: Accra

Situated in the buzzing capital of Accra, our project gives volunteers the chance to develop their love for the beautiful game by coaching to Ghanians. Football has become a national sport over the past few years, especially after The Ghanan's rose through the ranks during the 2010 World Cup- and so you're sure to come across enthuisastic, bubbly young people who love the sport during your time here!

 

The football teams come from a variety of different backgrounds, including schools, youth groups and clubs, all located within Accra. Variety is the spice of life- so expect to be coaching different abilities throughout your stay!

 

 

Your Role: 2-12 weeks

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Destination info

Ghana is in West Africa and renowned for having the warmest, friendliest people. It borders the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Atlantic Ocean. Ghana is considered one of the safest places in Africa, with some of the friendliest people on the continent.

 

Ghanaians are traditionally very welcoming people and they pride themselves on the peaceful state, with very low crime rate.

  • Location: Accra

You'll be first assigned your team when you arrive in Accra, and the fun all starts from there. The teams do vary in ability and age- from the U12, U14 to U17, and you'll be responsible for putting together the team's training programme as well as attending all of the training sessions and matches. Fancy giving your team the tough task of laps around the track, or fitting in press ups between their dribbling tasks? It's all down to you, so you'll have to adapt your training style to suit your new team.

 

It does get quite competitive between the volunteers during the placement, as of course they all want their teams to knock the other off the top spot! You're sure to have a lot of fun during your time as a new coaching pro and as your team will be putting their trust in you, you'll feel more and more like their manager. It's an incredibly worthwhile and fufilling experience!

 

 

What should I expect?: 2-12 weeks

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Destination info

Ghana is in West Africa and renowned for having the warmest, friendliest people. It borders the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Atlantic Ocean. Ghana is considered one of the safest places in Africa, with some of the friendliest people on the continent.

 

Ghanaians are traditionally very welcoming people and they pride themselves on the peaceful state, with very low crime rate.

  • Location: Accra

For the first day or so of your programme, you will have a fantastic orientation to really help you get settled into your new surroundings and get to grips with how things work in Ghana. The orientation will cover all of the things you need to know in Ghana- and if you have any burning questions, this'll be your chance to ask them! Additionally, you'll also be taken on a tour of Accra including a visit to the local shops, bars and one of our favourite places, the awesome beach!

 

You'll receive lots of assistance during your time on the project; volunteers are not left alone and you will work alongside our in country team and local coaches as well as the other volunteer too. 

 
 

There's loads to do in your free time!: 2-12 weeks

Destination info

Ghana is in West Africa and renowned for having the warmest, friendliest people. It borders the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Atlantic Ocean. Ghana is considered one of the safest places in Africa, with some of the friendliest people on the continent.

 

Ghanaians are traditionally very welcoming people and they pride themselves on the peaceful state, with very low crime rate.

  • Location: Accra

During your free time you'll have the chance to explore Accra, and further afield, the rest of Ghana. You'll have approx 2 days off a week to get stuck in to the local culture, so as well as hitting the shops in Accra and having a good time with the nightlife in the centre, you could sit back and relax on the beautiful Ghanan beaches. Such a hard life...

 

There's loads of other cool things to check out whilst you're in Ghana too, from the gorgeous sandy beaches to the lush jungles and the ancient ruins. If you wanted, you could even take an African safari!

 
 

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What's included?

  • All accommodation and three meals a day
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Sport placement
  • 24 hour local and emergency support
  • Pre-departure online account
  • Local Orientation

What's not included?

  • Flights, travel insurance and visas
  • Local transportation
  • Extra activities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

18 years old.

 

Minimum numbers required on this trip

Please note: you may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. However, each of our Ghana volunteer projects share the same accommodation. Therefore, if there are volunteers on our other programmes you will be able to spend your spare time and evenings with them. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us

 

Accommodation

Throughout your placement in Ghana you will be accommodated in a shared volunteer house in Teshie, near the capital city of Accra. Centrally located, you are in easy reach of local shops, banks, bars and even the beach!

 

You’ll be sharing a room with other participants on the programme, normally there are between 4 and 8 people sharing a room. There are also shared bathroom facilities including toilets and showers.

 

The house is basic but comfortable and has some lovely communal areas where you can chill out during your free time and socialise with fellow participants. 

 

 

Meals

3 meals a day, basic but nutritious

 

Is this trip for you?

If you're sporty, have a good level of fitness and enjoy football, then this project is for you!

 

Transportation

Transport from your accommodation to your project each day is not included in the programme, so you will need to make your own way to and fro. During the first few days of your programme, a member of our in-country team will accompany you to show you how to use the local transport system and ensure that you are happy and comfortable doing so before you start making the journey on your own. 
 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. DO I NEED TO TAKE A SLEEPING BAG?

No, you won’t need to take a sleeping bag with you, however it might be a good idea to just take a sleeping bag liner or a thin sheet for night as it can be very hot.

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2. DO I NEED TO TAKE A MOSQUITO NET?

All of the house windows and doors are netted and the rooms are frequently sprayed for mosquitoes. Even when you travel around, mosquito nets will always be provided if necessary, so there is no need to bring a mosquito net.

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3. WILL THERE BE A SAFE/SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX AVAILABLE?

There is a locked filing cabinet (in the lockable on site office) where you can keep your valuables, you will also have frequent access to your items when needed.

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DBS

You have booked a programme which requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check to be completed. We can carry this out for you and your travel advisor will explain the charges at the time of booking.

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Ghana Football Coaching

Stefan Hunte - July 2015

How would you rate your overall experience?
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Trip of a lifetime, made loads of new friends, beautiful scenery, lovely food, friendly people, adventurous destination!

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What were the highlights of your trip?

The highlights of my trip were working with the children who are very talented at football, smart and extremely fun to be around, travelling around parts of the country which was amazing. The Volta Region in particular was very beautiful and a must go place for anyone who travels to Ghana. Visiting the castles of Cape Coast and El Mina was an unforgettable experience. Working in a local school was very fun and the children were fantastic.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Make the most of your time volunteering, travel around the country when possible and to try the local cuisines.

Ghana Football Coaching2015-07-15

Marijn Rubens - May 2015

How would you rate your overall experience?
(8/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

met some brilliant people and coached some great kids!

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Met some cool people during my time in Ghana, but my highlight was without any doubt hanging around with the kids sponsored by the charity that i was staying with. Being able to interact with them, teach them, play fun games like maths bingo, and just generally having a good time was fantastic!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Go in with an open mind! Ghana works on Ghana time Budget for extra activities as these are brilliant.

Ghana Football Coaching2015-05-07

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