Ghana Football Coaching

2-8 weeks from £449

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Teach kids the beautiful game in Ghana

Teach kids the beautiful game in Ghana

Coach soccer in Accra, Ghana
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sports coaching opportunities in Ghana

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!

Trip Summary

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!

Interested and want to find out more? Download more trip information and detailed itinerary HERE!

Trip Info

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!

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!

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. 

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 Ghanaian 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 in the north of the country!

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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

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Overall Rating 9/10

stefan hunte

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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.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

No

Tips for other travellers?

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

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Marijn Rubens

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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!

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

more chances to travel further afield.

Tips for other travellers?

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

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Accommodation & Meals

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 dormitory style room with other volunteers of the same gender, each room accommodates between 2 and 12 volunteers. There are also shared bathroom facilities including toilets and showers (cold water).There are fans in each room and air conditioning is available at night time only for a fee which can be arranged locally.

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.  Limited wifi is also available to use, but local sim cards with data packages can be also be bought very cheaply locally. 

Three meals per day will be provided for you, the food will be basic but nutritious. Meals are a combination of western and local Ghanaian dishes, please ensure you inform us of specific dietary requirements prior to departure. 

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.

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Flights

Ghana flights

Your flight to Ghana should arrive at Accra Kotoka International Airport (airport code ACC) on your programme start date. Your return flight or onward travel should be arranged on your programme end date.

To book your flights, please contact the Real Flights team on 01892 277037 or [email protected] who will do their best to get you the best deal on the day. Please provide them with your full name as it is stated in your passport. Before you make the call please make sure you have your required departure dates, return dates and other details you may require.

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Eligibility & FAQ's

The minimum age for this programme is 18 years. 

A tourist visa is required for entry into Ghana. British passport holders can obtain their visa through the Ghana High Commission. For this programme you will be required to obtain a 3 month tourist visa, this can be applied for online and then submitted to the Ghana High Commission for processing. The application process takes 10-15 working days, so please allow plenty of time for your application. All other nationalities should consult their nearest Ghana High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.

Visitors to Ghana will be stamped in for 60 days on arrival, if you are staying for more than 60 days you will need to extend your entry permit for a small fee payable locally, permits can be extended by 1 month intervals. For stays of more than 90 days, you will be required to obtain a non-citizen ID card, this can be arranged locally for a fee of approximately US$120.

Please also note that a valid Yellow Fever Certificate is required for Ghana and this will be inspected on arrival into the country and also need to be submitted with your application for a visa for Ghana. 

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

On this particular programme, as you’ll be working with children, you’ll need to undergo an enhanced DBS check and will need to have a clean criminal record.

DBS checks may list past convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings, and if applicable will show whether or not you have been barred from working with certain vulnerable groups. Non-conviction information such as fixed penalties may also be included.

There is an additional cost for the DBS check, please speak to your travel advisor at the time of booking. The DBS process is in three stages:

1. Once we receive your booking payment, you will then be sent an online application link for the DBS check, which you will need to complete.

2. Once you have completed the application, the DBS will need verification of your identity – to do this you will need to take three original documents to your nearest crown post office and use their DBS and ID verification service. This costs approximately £5 and is payable directly to the Post Office.

3. It can take up to two weeks for your DBS to be processed, which will be sent to you directly in the post.

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.

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.

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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