School sports tours offer a unique opportunity for your sporting team to compete worldwide with schools and clubs of the same caliber. With the goal to foster camaraderie and sportsmanship, school sports trips will be the highlight of your sporting team’s year. Sports travel tours can strengthen the bonds between team members as they will eat, live, sleep and experience new environments together, allowing students to develop a more personal connection between each other and their teachers. Sporting tours NZ and Australia or to overseas destinations aid in the development of cultural awareness as students experience sport at locations far from home. Students often return home after school sports tours with life-long friendships that were built on the field but continue into adulthood.
With countless destinations worldwide to choose from it can be a difficult choice to find the right sport tours. Offering first-class experiences for any sport, whether rugby, football, netball, hockey, basketball or cricket, Student Horizons can discuss and advise on suitable destinations for your school’s sporting needs. For almost a decade Student Horizons has aimed to provide more than just a sports tour – we provide experiences for life. We have the resource capabilities and experience necessary to ensure that your sports travel tours consistently meet the high standards expected. Working with your school to plan, organise and execute your sports tours, we will simplify the process for you whilst ensuring safety continues to be our number one priority.
If you’re wishing to take your group on a sports tour within Australia, more information can be found in Australia School Tours.
Planning sports tours in Australia or overseas doesn’t need to be a daunting experience. Get in touch with us today to see how Student Horizon’s can simplify school sports trips for your school and how sports travel tours can add value to your sporting programme, creating lasting memories for your students.
Sports travel tours can be tailor-made to your sporting programme and are available throughout Australia, New Zealand and to many overseas destinations. Take a tour of Madison Square garden, watch your favourite NBA team and play against schools of comparable caliber with a basketball tour to the USA. Hone your team’s skills against students who one day may be the next Zidane with a football tour to one of many great European destinations. Head to Canada, the United States, and South America for football tours in the Americas with a unique cultural twist. Tour the locations of the 2019 Rugby World Cup where the Brave Blossoms stunned the world with a Rugby Union tour to Japan. Test your teams’ cricket caliber against teams in Sri Lanka with cricket tours to Asia. Hockey tours in the Northern Hemisphere offer world-class facilities and the opportunity to test your students on an international level. Asia, the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and the USA – no matter the destination, school sports tours can foster sportsmanship and help develop skills both in and out of the classroom. Through healthy competition against teams of comparable caliber and training away from home, your sports team can hone their skills and develop new techniques that they can bring back to use in their local fixtures. Student Horizons can work with your sporting program to develop school sports trips worldwide that will build upon your team’s strengths and create lasting memories for your students.
Europe continues to hold its title as the stomping ground for many of the world’s top athletes. Cristiano Ronaldo, Maro Itoj, Ellen Hoog, and Kevin Pietersen to name a few have trained and competed on the world stage in their respective sports. Europe continues to be a premier choice for football tours and school sports tours. The United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain are fantastic destinations to develop your teams’ skills and play football against some of the best while being immersed in the cultures of countries different to their own. Other popular sport tours to Europe include our Five Capitals Rugby Tour which takes students to the iconic cities of Dublin, Belfast, Edinburg, London, and Paris, Netball tours to the UK and Hockey tours to the UK and the Netherlands. Sports travel tours to Europe can be combined with training camps, cultural activities, tournaments, and a homestay program to make the most of the tour for your students. Students will return home not only with the many memories they created but with a global mindset gained from playing on an international stage.
Sport in Australia and New Zealand is part of our national heritage, millions tune in to watch Australians and Kiwis compete on an international level. From rugby, cricket, football, and swimming, Aussies and Kiwis love sport. When asking graduates what their best memory of school was, many will often relive memories of competing as part of their sporting team or going on a overseas sports tour in Australia or New Zealand.
Home of the Wallabys, the Soccoroos, and training ground for Olympic medalist swimmers. There’s no question that sport in Australia continues to be world-class. Sport is ingrained in Australians from an early age, with over two million people playing soccer and over three million swimming across Australian shores. Whether rugby, netball, cricket or swimming, sports tours Australia wide offer the opportunity to train and play against teams in some of Australia’s most beloved sports. Tailor your Australian sport tours with by touring some of Australia’s most famous stadiums. Visit the stadiums that play host to the State of Origin and see where the infamous Blues vs. Maroons rivalries first started. Tour the MCG in Melbourne and stand on the pitch where one of Australia’s most beloved cricketers, Shane Warne battled the sun and took his 700th test wicket against England’s Andrew Strauss watched by a crowd of 90,000 strong. There are school sports tours suitable for all sporting curriculums Australia wide.
New Zealand is an ideal destination for school sports trips with rugby union and league, basketball, cricket, netball, and soccer being played throughout New Zealand. The caliber of New Zealand’s sporting programme is second to none and sporting tours NZ wide provide a unique opportunity to train and play against some of the up and coming in the industry. That friendly match while on tour may turn out to be against a future member of the All Blacks. Rugby is part of New Zealand’s national heritage with many saying it is in their Kiwi blood. For rugby teams looking for tough competition, there is no better destination than New Zealand. While rugby remains one of New Zealand’s most popular sports, the country also has world-class snow. Sport tours in winter can take advantage of the abundance of snow during peak-season and test their skiing, or snowboarding skills on two of New Zealand’s most famous mountains – The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. For schools looking for a combined sports-education tour, cross-curriculum tours can also benefit from New Zealand’s continued commitment to their sporting and arts programs.
Test your team’s sporting skill against teams of comparable caliber with tournament sports travel tours. Working locally to support and sponsor secondary school tournaments in Australia and New Zealand and through our partners across the globe, Student Horizons can advise on suitable tournaments for your sporting team. Having your team finish off overseas school sports tours with a tournament, is the perfect culmination of the hard work and experience gained throughout the tour. As they adapt and test out the new strategies and skills gained, their competitive spirit will be in full force as they represent their school on the national or international stage.
Planning sports tours overseas doesn’t need to be a daunting experience. Get in touch with us today to see how Student Horizons can simplify school sports trips for your school and how sports travel tours can add value to your sporting programme, creating lasting memories for your students.
It’s been exceptionally straightforward setting up the tour thanks to your work.
Our students really benefited from this amazing pre-season tour in Europe. An amazing experience for the girls to see Hockey at its best. Fantastic games and coaching clinics as well as a nice mix of sightseeing and shopping. I would highly recommend this tour and would certainly book again… Certainly could not have organised this ourselves. Great to have local contacts on the ground in Europe. Standard of games was spot on and clubs visited were brilliant and they were incredibly happy for us to be there playing them and incredibly hospitable.
Jared was fantastic in every aspect! He was efficient and effective where necessary and got along well with staff and boys alike, a perfect tour companion. All guides were very well prepared, knowledgeable and complimented the various styles of the tours well. A fantastic experience for students & staff made relatively hassle-free by all of the hard work from Jared and the Student Horizons team.
Student Horizons were responsible for Rathkeale College’s recent European Football tour and are to be highly commended for providing the boys and staff with an excellent experience on all fronts. The tour proceeded with scarcely a hitch and this owes much to the organisation and attention to detail provided by Student Horizons and their agents.
Student Horizons is a company that I have been advocating for since my introduction to them last October. Within one week of making my initial enquiry, the company director, Mr Jamie Wansey travelled from New Zealand to Brisbane to meet with me directly and discuss the option of touring with Student Horizons. His initial passion, commitment and interest in my suggested aims and objectives of such tours from St Mary’s College made it an easy decision…The Student Horizons team was remarkable in every way, and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any school or organisation.
Student Horizons organised a good all round experience for our Ski Tour. A mix of cultural and extreme sport experience. We were very lucky with the snow and weather. Accommodation mix was comfortable and clean. Plenty of food for hungry skiers. Hire and collection of gear went without a hitch. Would definitely recommend the same tour to any school.
At the end of the tour, I mentioned to Mik Scott that it felt like I was just one of the kids on the tour. And he said he felt the same. Part of this was because we had a great group of kids but the main reason is that Student Horizons was meticulous in the organisation and preparation and Jared worked tirelessly to ensure the plan was enacted. Student Horizons is a first class operation.
The tour was very engaging and allowed me to experience an overseas culture. I feel the tour has educated me not only in football but the lifestyles of other countries. This is an experience that I would highly recommend for future students.
Student Horizons made our trip manageable and achievable and saved the College a great deal of organisation. The cost also allowed many students to be able to afford this trip and it was value for money.
Overseas travel helps to give us all who travel a broader perspective of the world in which we live and our place within it. The Foundation of Student Horizons aspires to make a difference through providing as many opportunities for all young people to experience the world and connect with others who are both different and the same. If any of your students require financial assistance for your next overseas school tour, The Foundation of Student Horizons may be able to help.