Sports Coaching and Development - Ghana

Our Sports Development placement will enable students to play a vital role in teaching youth the importance of maintaining active and healthy lifestyles, while building skills in teamwork and sportsmanship.

To be an effective sports coach abroad, you’ll be encouraged to be inventive with your lesson plans, teaching new skills, and organising tournaments for the children.

This opportunity it’s a mix of rural and inner city projects and it’s available for sports groups.

We have a wide range of rewarding sports coaching opportunities available in Ghana. You will work with local teams, clubs and schools to develop the sport, skills and the players you will be working closely with.


Ghana’s number one passion. Every child grows up playing it anywhere and everywhere they can. Because of this we are using football as a tool to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and create better opportunities in the communities that we work with. We work with an academy of elite players aged 13- 18, these boys are working hard to make it as professional players either in Ghana or abroad and are currently playing in one of Ghana’s best divisions.


One of the most played and watched sports in Ghana with its popularity and participation still growing across the country. This is a fantastic opportunity for any athlete or coach to get involved with a growing sport with many talented young players to coach to victory. You’ll be working in local schools and community clubs to help develop Basketball at a grassroots level in Ghana.


Still a developing sport in Ghana although the introduction to the sport in schools, colleges and universities across Ghana has seen a huge rise in female participation in sports and created a pathway for interested students to make an impact through their coaching experience. You’ll be primarily working in schools with girls and boys during their sports lessons.


“I couldn’t recommend the Vocational Impact placement enough. It has given me vital experience I can use when applying for my PGCE as I want to be a PE teacher after uni. Doing something like this will make me stand out and I’ll be able to give practical examples of when I overcame sports related challenges” 

Ashley, Sports Management & Development, Portsmouth University 



”I have been to Ghana twice, both times I went for 6 week placements. The placement was massively influential in me achieving my merit in my PG Certificate because of how different it is and the actual experiences I was able to extract from that.  As a part of my qualification we had to be actively involved in coaching and my block placement in Ghana working was mine. Where I did well over 150 hours worth of placement in the 6 week period. Coaching for 4/5 hours per day and planning my sessions in the evening.”

Rob, Sports Business Management, Leeds Beckett University

✔︎ Accommodation - You will stay in a local-standard shared volunteer house
✔︎ Meals - You will eat local standard Ghanaian food.
✔︎ 30 + hours of interactive cross-cultural training and practice
✔︎ Certificate of Learning - proof this is not a holiday!
✔︎ Support - we got you!
✔︎ Transportation - Airport drop off and collection. Plus all placement related transport (to and from partner NGOs)
✔︎ Experience of a lifetime - no exaggeration!
✔︎ Vocational Impact International Development donation
Costs involved ** From £54 per day **

This is a self-funded experience. Vocational Impact are a fundraising organisation encouraging sustainable international development with all of our project partners. Therefore you will pay an all-inclusive fee, which will include a donation.
✗ Flights
✗ Tourist Visa
✗ Travel Insurance
✗ Spending Money
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