The Benefits of Long-Distance Sports Tours: Why You Should Consider Going the Extra Mile
At inspiresport we offer a huge range of spectacular long-distance sports tours to exciting locations around the world. We believe that sports tours are a fantastic opportunity for athletes to grow both on and off the field, and our long-haul tours offer unique cultural benefits that simply cannot be found elsewhere. From cricket in India to hockey in Malaysia, netball in Australia and rugby in Argentina our tours offer a range of cultural experiences that will broaden your team’s horizons.
A key benefit of our long-haul tours is the cultural exchange that takes place. By traveling to a foreign country, you are exposed to new cultures, customs, and traditions. This exposure can be invaluable in helping athletes develop empathy, understanding, and respect for others. It can also help build teamwork and communication skills as players navigate unfamiliar environments together.
Although some of these locations may not have the world-class facilities of locations such as America, the facilities are unique and still meet our high standards while also providing amazing cultural benefits. Our tours are designed to give athletes a truly authentic experience of the countries they visit. This means staying in local accommodations, eating local cuisine, and playing in stunning locations. In addition to cultural benefits, long-distance sports tours also offer opportunities for athletes to engage in charitable work. Many of our tours include opportunities for teams to work with local organizations and give back to the communities they visit. This not only provides a meaningful experience for athletes but also helps to make a positive impact on such areas.
Here are some examples of the incredible tours you can go on:
Rugby in South Africa:
The Springboks have won the Rugby World Cup three times, making rugby one of the biggest sports in the country. South Africa offers an excellent sporting environment with a perfect mix of superb facilities and impressive local teams to test yourself against. On top of this, a tour to the Rainbow Nation can offer the chance to take in the breath-taking views from Tabletop mountain, experience the thrill of a safari tour, and take in some world class sports fixtures.
Hockey in Malaysia:
Having recently hosted the Hockey World Cup, sport has become a key part of Malaysian culture in recent years. Alongside the newfound enthusiasm for sports like hockey, Malaysia offers scenery and excursions like no other. Whether you want to explore the bustling Kuala Lumpur with its mix of spectacular shopping centres and unique markets, relax on the stunning beaches, or visit an Elephant sanctuary, there are countless excursions available for your time off the pitch.
Cricket in Sri Lanka:
Known for their exceptional hospitality and warm welcomes Sri Lankans have a huge love for cricket and who wouldn’t with their pitches surrounded by palm trees and beaches. This passion is best viewed at one of their T20 matches – exceptional cricket with a party like atmosphere. The country is full of beautiful scenery, fascinating traditions, and amazing people. Alongside this there is the fantastic opportunity to give back to communities with our charity projects, helping areas on the island that have suffered from natural disasters such as tsunamis.
Netball in Australia:
Australia is one of the best sporting nations in the world, and their netball teams are a prime example of this, having won 3 of the last 4 World Cups. You’ll be sure to train in fantastic facilities and play competitive fixtures that will help your teams’ development. As well as their sporting excellence, the excursions available are incredible. Your tour can include surfing lessons, theme parks, beach visits, zoo trips, whale watching and more.
Here at inspiresport, we offer support all the way through your booking process. When you get in touch, we will answer any questions, help you figure out which destination is perfect for you and hold a presentation with key information. Once you have booked, we ensure on arrival that you will have a bi-lingual tour director who can help with any problems at any time. This means you can rely on us to deliver an outstanding tour that runs smoothly and creates unbelievable memories.
Here are some thoughts from those who have been on Inspire tours:
Claire Knowland – Head of PE at Our Lady’s Convent School:
“Once again inspiresport have run an absolutely amazing tailor-made bespoke tour for our girls. They have experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that they will never forget.” – On a Netball Tour to Dubai.
Steve Vanstone, Holsworthy Community College:
“It is a trip of a lifetime for the pupils, as they look forward to the trip, behaviour and effort improves in school, on the trip they take responsibility, and when they come back pupils have new confidence. Football and netball teams have become stronger as a result of very good coaching, team bonding, and maturity of pupils.”
We offer tours to multiple long-haul destinations, with many available for multiple sports, so check out the list here to begin planning your next inspire sport tour.