In 2002 I spent six months playing cricket in South Africa. Those 26 weeks remain the most amazing experience of my life so far.
I got to play my favourite sport in a fantastic country where I enjoyed great weather, beautiful beaches and an extremely warm welcome. When I wasn’t playing and training, I travelled all over the country and at the end of the season I did an overland tour from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Nairobi in Kenya.
During my six-month adventure, I not only improved my cricket beyond belief but I also trekked to see the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, lounge on the stunning palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar and saw a side of the world that changed my life forever.
When I returned from South Africa, inspired by my recent adventure, I set up Sport Lived to help give other people the same kind of amazing, life changing experience. I honestly believe that travelling overseas to play and coach sport is one the best things you’ll ever do.
Today we offer a whole range of sporting programmes in Melbourne, Australia – as the sporting capital of the Southern Hemisphere there’s no better place to immerse yourself in sport. We’ve handpicked the best sports clubs, coaching placements and accommodation providers. I know they’re the best, because in most cases I’ve been out there and chosen them myself. We have a permanent team of staff in Melbourne so you can be rest assured that your trip will be well organised and that if you have a problem someone will be there to help any time of the day or night.
I hope our website will inspire you to get out there, see the world through sport and have some fun!
Founder of Sport Lived