Ghana Sports

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Accra or Cape Coast, Ghana.
Coaching in cantonaments
Coaching in cantonaments

As a Sports volunteer in Ghana you will use your sporting talents to teach new skills and train children at a placement in Accra, or in the Cape Coast for those teaching outside of a school. You will assist the coaches in their training sessions and general fitness classes as well as running a few sessions individually or with another group member. All sports skills are welcome although football and rugby are the most popular.

You will develop your coaching skills by assisting with and helping to run training sessions to prepare the children for a local match which you can then help to referee. By interacting with the children on a personal level, you will develop their skills and confidence while having fun playing your chosen sports and also developing your own interpersonal skills. Ghanaians are extremely passionate about sports (especially football) and if Accra's football team, Hearts of Oak, is playing we'll take you along for you to see this passion first hand!

Ghana is a colourful, exciting and popular place to spend some time on a volunteer project. Once the British colony known as the 'Gold Coast', it is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people. Ghana has great beaches, wild savannah and dense rainforests. This English-speaking country provides volunteers with a wonderful introduction to Africa; it is politically-stable, safe, affordable and rewarding to visit.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
      Saturday Depending on Time of Arrival Arrival to Accra and introduction to host families
    1 Sunday Depending on Time of Arrival Arrival to Accra and introduction to host families
    13:00 Opportunity to watch 1st team league game.
    2 Monday 8:30 - 12:00 Induction and Orientation
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch at Asanka Local
    13:00 - 15:00 Rest and Relax
    15:00 – 16:00 Introduction to all staff and volunteers
    16:00 – 17:30 Youth training
    17:30 – 18:30 Dinner at host family
    3 Tuesday 7:45 – 10:15 Senior training
    10:15 - 11:15 Morning break
    11:15 – 12:45 Coaching Theory 1
    12:45 – 15:00 Lunch / Afternoon break
    15:00 – 16:45 Coaching Practical 1
    16:45 – 18:15 Youth training
    18:15 – 19:15 Dinner at Host Family
    19:15 Rest and Relax
    4 Wednesday 7:45 – 10:15 Senior training
    10:15 - 11:15 Morning break
    11:15 – 12:45 Coaching Theory 2
    12:45 – 15:00 Lunch / Afternoon break
    15:00 – 16:45 Coaching Practical 2
    16:45 – 18:15 Youth training
    18:15 – 19:15 Dinner at Host Family
    19:15 Rest and Relax
    5 Thursday 7:45 – 10:15 Senior training
    10:15 - 11:15 Morning break
    11:15 – 12:45 Coaching Theory 3
    12:45 – 15:00 Lunch / Afternoon break
    15:00 – 16:45 Coaching Practical 3
    16:45 – 18:15 Youth training
    18:15 – 19:15 Dinner at Host Family
    19:15 Rest and Relax
    6 Friday 7:45 – 10:15 Senior training
    10:15 - 11:15 Morning break
    11:15 – 12:45 Coaching Theory 4
    12:45 – 15:00 Lunch / Afternoon break
    15:00 – 16:45 Coaching Practical 4
    16:45 – 18:15 Youth training
    18:15 – 19:15 Dinner at Host Family
    19:15 Rest and Relax
    7 Saturday 5:00 Depart for Cape Coast Weekend
    9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at Molly’s place
    10:00 – 10:30 Check in to C-Lotte hotel
    10:30 – 13:00 Visit Cape Coast Castle
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Molly’s place
    14:00 – 16:00 Visit to market
    16:00 - 17:00 Rest and Relax
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 5:00 Visit to Kakum National Park
    09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at Hans Cottage
    10:00 – 18:00 Return to the Hills
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    9 Monday 8:30 – 11:30 Training
    11:30 – 15:00 Rest and Relax
    15:00 – 18:00 Youth training
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    10 Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30 Training
    11:30 – 15:00 Rest and Relax
    15:00 – 18:00 Youth training
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    11 Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30 Training
    11:30 – 15:00 Rest and Relax
    15:00 – 18:00 Youth training
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest & Relax
    12 Thursday 8:30 – 11:30 Training
    11:30 – 15:00 Rest and Relax
    15:00 – 18:00 Youth training
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    13 Friday 8:30 – 11:30 Training
    11:30 – 15:00 Rest and Relax
    15:00 – 18:00 Youth training
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    14 Saturday   Departure to Accra

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