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Sports & Outdoor Pursuits Programmes

What You Can Expect

sports-imgECE has over 30 years of experience in creating some of the best sports programmes available. Each programme is custom created to suit your team’s unique interests and ability.

Our sports programmes combine skills workshops, coaching and training sessions run by fully-qualified coaches and local matches with opposition of a similar standard. Participation in competitions and festivals can be included as part of any sporting programme, fulfilling the aim of meeting fellow competitors from your hosting nation.

So whether you are looking for a mix of culture and sport, or all out competition, our outstanding connections with sports associations, sporting professionals and world class venues promises to make for a Sports Programmes that hits the spot.

Unique ECE Moments

  • Train and play with local youth teams
  • Learn from fully-qualified coaches and motivational speakers and sports association representatives
  • Participate in bespoke skills workshops created specifically for your group
  • Go behind the scenes at leading UK & European sporting venues and stadia
  • Be part of Q&A sessions with professional players and coaches discovering their approach to their sporting discipline
  • Tickets to a professional game

All of our programmes contain

  • At least one of our "Unique ECE Moments"
  • Cultural immersion including school visits with like-minded students, giving your group the opportunity to learn through travel and interaction
  • High quality accommodation in hotels, hostels and homestays
  • Experienced, bilingual programme manager
  • Daily meal plan
  • Private air conditioned coaches
  • 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency hotline and support from your programme manager

English Football in Action

  • Challenge local teams to friendly matches
  • Training sessions with FA Qualified Coaches
  • Go behind the scenes and explore world famous football stadia
  • Visit two of the most well-known football cities in the world – London and Manchester!
  • Tickets to professional football matches

Rugby Rivalry

  • Explore the sport of rugby in England and France
  • Training sessions with RFU Qualified Coaches
  • Discover  the origins of the sport in the town of Rugby
  • Challenge local teams to friendly matches
  • Make valuable use of your rugby skills as you take part in a community outreach programme
  • From Twickenham to Stade de France, go behind the scenes and aim for a pro game!

Scottish Outdoor Pursuits

  • Explore this wonderful northern country the active way
  • Perfect your swing at a Scottish golf academy with a real professional
  • Get the adrenaline pumping with white water rafting
  • Test your skills at the most Scottish of challenges; shinty and the Highland Games! This will be an experience to never forget
  • Meet and interact with local Scottish youth and make friends for life