Sports Coaching in South Africa

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In 1994 the South African Government removed Physical Education (PE) from school curriculums. Not surprisingly, this lead to a decline in the students' involvement in day-to-day physical activity. Volunteers are needed to fill the role of community sports coaches in Cape Town where sports coaching and PE teachers are desperately needed.

Calling all Sporty Spices – we need your love of sports, passion for fitness and wicked high kicks. OK, high kicks aren’t a prerequisite but they’re impressive all the same. In 1994 the South African Government removed Physical Education (PE) from school curriculums. Not surprisingly, this lead to a decline in the students involvement in day-to-day physical activity.

Volunteers are needed to fill the role of community sports coaches in Cape Town where sports coaching and PE teachers are desperately needed.

For most people, Australians in particular, it is easy to understand that sport is an integral part of youth development. Countless studies have proven that it helps increase concentration and develop crucial skills such as leadership, team work and communication. Being active outdoors not only feels great, but it provides outstanding holistic health and fitness benefits – all validated by science.

However, without intervention and the help of volunteers such as yourself, these PE programs wouldn’t be available to the children of the Cape Town townships. Additional extra-curricular programs have been created to provide troubled youth with a means to get off the street and involved in physical activity.

A workshop with a local sports coach and / or a guest lecture by a former athlete (potentially cricket or rugby player) will be conducted. 

Project Details:

Project Activities: Taking PE lessons with disadvantaged kids, bringing fresh ideas and stimulation to activities.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Project Availability: Projects start the 1st and 3rd Mondays every month that school is in session, which is as follows: 
18 January - 18 March
5 April - 24 June
18 July - 30 September
10 October - 7 December

Location: Cape Town, South Africa.

Project Duration: 2-24 weeks. Please note: between May - July each year, only 4 and 8 weeks placements are accepted.

Support: 24 hour support from onsite coordinator.

Excursions: Get up close and personal with the Big-5 on safari, float over ancient mountains in a hot-air balloon, surfing down the face of massive sand dunes in the desert, canoe through impressive gorges and valleys, dive with sharks off the coast, or take time to wine, dine, shop and relax – you can do it all in South Africa. You will also attend a workshop with a local sports coach and / or a guest lecture by a former athlete (potentially cricket or rugby player). 


See: www.southafrica.net

Min Age: 18+. Police check required

Language: English