Friars boys watch Roma train in March '16

‘Travel changes lives’

“Travel changes lives.”

That’s the view at GoPlay Sports Tours and it’s not just a slogan.

Our team have been inspired to a greater understanding-of ourselves, of the world, of other people and cultures-through travel.

“Young coaches and players need to travel, to experience different cultures and to develop more passion for the game.”

That’s the view of GoPlay Sports Tours Technical Director Brian Ainscough and a philosophy we adhere to.

The opportunity to leave home, play the sport you love, and learn about the world first-hand is an incredible gift.

GoPlay takes club, college and high school teams of all skill levels in a wide-range of sports from soccer to lacrosse to excellent venues in Europe and the Americas. Whether you are looking for a cultural adventure with a smattering of sport, or an extreme competition experience with some sightseeing thrown in, we have the perfect trip for you.

Each trip is custom created in consultation with our Technical Director to suit your team’s unique interests and ability.

We train and play games in the best venues available, pay special attention that games are arranged against equally matched opposition with fully licensed officials provided.

Included in each tour is a training session with a professional coach and all our coaches are fully licensed by the governing body of the host country.

No trip would be complete without experiencing the professional game. And we at GoPlay will arrange visits to professional clubs, either for a game or a tour and you may also have the chance to watch the professionals train, with time for autographs afterwards.

We provide 24-hour professional tour managers, who are extensively trained sports enthusiasts, speak several languages and have the backing of GoPlay’s full support network should anything unexpected arise.

GoPlay coaches qualify for free travel on their tours based on a generous free-trip ratio that is decided in advance and we offer fast fundraising, guaranteed pricing and direct billing to your participants.

GoPlay is the sports branch of the American Council for International Studies (ACIS), which is a division of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and we carry a $50 million general liability insurance policy, as well as a $1 million indemnity bond with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) as part of their Travelers Assistance Program.

And for you peace of mind all participants traveling with GoPlay are covered under a specialized protection plan, granting them health coverage overseas and trip cancellation/interruption protection in case of illness.

What is holding you back? Book your tour now.