Duration: 10 - 26 weeks
This is a great chance to pass on your knowledge and enthusiasm to junior cricketers in Australia. You’ll earn cash and gain loads of experience working with a team of mini Aussies. You’ll live and work alongside other participants, so look forward to making lots of new friends and influencing the next generation of Australian cricket stars.
At a glance:
Our programmes in Melbourne offer a great opportunity to develop your coaching skills, help youngsters improve their cricket and earn a few Aussie dollars. During the placement you will coach cricket to youngsters and can expect between 5 and 10 hours of paid coaching work a week.
You’ll share accommodation in one of Australia’s most vibrant cities. Living with other Sport Lived participants will give you a whole new group of friends whilst you’re overseas.
So, you’re passionate about cricket and want to share this with youngsters in an exciting overseas environment? With a Sport Lived coaching placement, you can develop your own coaching skills whilst passing your knowledge and enthusiasm on to the next generation. The only danger - will one of your protégés one day help the Aussies win the Ashes?
Our Australian cricket coaching placements run during the southern hemisphere Summer. Whilst in Australia you’ll be working with a local Aussie school or club cricket team. On average, coaches can expect around 5-10 hours of paid work a week and, if you like, it is often possible to supplement this with umpiring work.
Coaches generally work with a cricket team for an entire school term helping players to develop their skills and working on match tactics. The structure of our programme allows you to build a bond with your team and working on their development over a sustained period of time is highly rewarding. A Sport Lived coaching placement is also a great addition to your CV. You’ll develop organisational, leadership and communication skills. Having taken responsibility for a team of mini Aussies you’ll feel ready for anything!
In order to guarantee your Sport Lived cricket coaching programme, you’ll need to obtain coaching qualifications before you leave. As a minimum, you should achieve the ECB Level 1 coaching qualification. We also recommend that you get as much practical coaching experience as possible before your departure.
If you’re unable to obtain a coaching qualification before you join us please let us know. Some schools are happy to employ coaches who just have experience of cricket and working with youngsters. Further details of how and where to become a qualified coach can be found at the ECB website, and also on the ECB Coaches Association website.
You’ll have plenty of spare time between training and competing if you’d like to get a job. As well as enhancing your CV and boosting your bank balance, working overseas will help you meet new people and provide more structure to your time away.
Top tips for getting work:
You’ll be living close to lots of employment options like offices, shops, bars and restaurants. Contacts at your sport club might also help you to find coaching work.
In addition, your mentor will provide guidance on working in Australia but you should ensure you’re well prepared as the job market can be as competitive as the sports arena!
Your Sport Lived adventure is the perfect time to get work experience and demonstrate the skills that universities and future employers look for - your Sport Lived work experience will help set you apart.
Independence & initiative
Sport Lived will provide loads of help when you're looking for part-time work but ultimately it's down to you to get out there and make it happen. Showing a prospective employer that you've managed to find, secure and maintain a job in an overseas country is highly impressive.
Teamwork is at the heart of the Sport Lived experience. Living, playing and training alongside a new group of friends is a great way to develop strong social skills and show that you're a real team player.
Joining a new sports club, living in an overseas city and securing a job are exciting challenges that will enable you to grow as an individual, leaving you ready to tackle whatever lies ahead after your Sport Lived experience.
Living overseas is a great time to think about gaining invaluable work experience in a field you're considering as a career. Sport Lived participants have volunteered in hospitals, law firms and newspaper offices. Such work demonstrates commitment and initiative.
1. What type of visa do I need?
Australian Working Holiday Visa
In order to undertake a Sport Lived coaching programme in Australia you will need to obtain an Australian Working Holiday Visa. UK citizens aged 18-30 are eligible for an Australian Working Holiday Visa which enables holders to live and work in Australia for up to 12 months. It costs around £150 and can take up to 4 weeks to process so we recommend getting the paperwork sorted well in advance of your departure.For more information see the Travel & Visa section in the Need to Know area of our site.
2. Do I need to be an experienced coach?
No! To guarantee your coaching placement, you should obtain relevent coaching qualifications prior to departure. This will give you the necessary skills to plan and organise coaching lessons. In addition, gaining practical coaching experiance will provide excellent preparation for your programme.
3. How much will I earn from my coaching work?
Rates of pay for coaching compare favourably to other forms of casual work in Australia. We can’t guarantee your rates in advance, but you can expect to earn at least £10-£12 per hour.
Choose our Standard Accommodation in Australia and you’ll live in a dorm room in a hostel or lodge. All our Standard pads are centrally located and provide easy access to public transport. This makes it easier to get to your sports club or coaching placement, as well as giving you the chance to try out all the bars, clubs and restaurants in the city centre.
At a glance:
You’ll share a dorm room with other Sport Lived participants. You’ll get fully equipped kitchen facilities, a base for your belongings and large comfortable communal areas, so you can catch up with other Sport Lived participants and travellers from around the world.
NB: Illustrative accommodation pictures.
First things first. Whether it be playing professionally, socially with mates, coaching or simply watching on the telly, Melburnians LOVE sport. It doesn't matter where you are - the heart of the city, a country town, or in the suburbs, you will not only find a pub with a TV screen, but also an enthusiastic Aussie crowd to watch the action. In terms of live sport, we have the famous Boxing Day test match, Aussie Open Tennis, Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup – Australia’s most famous horse race.
But there’s more than sport. Most importantly, the Melbourne people are an incredible bunch. There's a warm, community sense that vibrates through the city. The locals are typically laid back and welcoming. They love to show off their city and will probably insist on taking you out on the town, exchanging slang words and introducing you to their mates.
This city is famous as the home of culture in Australia and has amazing art exhibitions, markets, music and comedy festivals; shopping, nightclubs and trendy bars. Whatever your taste, you'll find places in Melbourne dedicated to people like yourself.
Top Things To Do In Melbourne
✓ Organisation of a paid coaching placement
✓ A minimum rate of £10-12 per hour
✓ CRB checks in Australia
✓ The opportunity to join an Australian sports club (additional fees apply)
✓ Shared centrally located accommodation
✓ Choice between a quality lodge or a 4 star apartment
✓ Free internet or USB internet device
Overseas Staff Support
✓ Airport collection upon arrival
✓ 24/7 mentor support
✓ Transport to the airport for your departure
✓ Assistance in finding paid employment and work experience
✓ Sport Lived hoody
✓ Welcome pack upon arrival, including public transport travel pass
✓ Sport Lived Australia handbook
✓ Regular overseas social events e.g. surfing trips and tickets to great sporting events
✓ The sports experience of a lifetime!
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