Coach Sports to Children in Schools and Clubs

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Program Description

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. Coach sports to children in Clubs and schools in New Zealand. You can assist, develop and play a specific sport, or many different sports - the choice is yours!

This project takes place in a school in one of the suburbs of Auckland and here you'll coach a variety of sports to children from the Maori community and immigrant children from other countries. The Sports available include: Athletics, Baseball, Cricket, Gymnastics, Hockey, Rugby and Tennis.

1. You'll spend your afternoons and evenings coaching and/or training at a Sports Club of your choice in Auckland.

2. During the mornings and early afternoons, for about 4-5 hours every day, you'll bring very welcome sports coaching skills in the School Sports project.

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 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. There are 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 school has good facilities that will enable you to coach a variety of different sports. 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 Sports Project will take place during the day. For this element of your programme, you will be working at a school located in Auckland.

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

Coaching and playing sport at a Kiwi sports club will give you a real insight into the Kiwi sporting culture. We work with a wide variety of sports clubs, so no matter what field your skills lie in, you will be able to coach and train in your field. This element of your programme will take place in the late afternoons and evenings where you'll have the opportunity to coach and train at a sports club in Auckland.

These Sports include:



Food is not provided on this project, but Auckland has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is New Zealand lamb which can be ordered at many restaurants around the city and is well worth it. For meals in local restaurants, a trip to Auckland's inner city centre is well worth the effort - it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants. The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation.

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.

Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access, TV and free pool table. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront.

Accommodation is very central and close to the main train station and shopping district. Buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’!


Minimum age 18, no qualifications necessary, but you should have a good knowledge of at least 1 sport.

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What`s Included

►Arranging your Programme
►Full pre-departure support and assistance
►Payment Protection Insurance
►Meeting you at the nearest Airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.

What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.

Program Locations

Auckland, New Zealand

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Program Details

Budget Volunteering (BVOL)
  • New Zealand: Auckland
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 3-6 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
£1,395 for 4 weeks, plus £200 for each additional week. Includes Accommodation and Food.
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