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“I would hugely recommend the person I dealt with. ...”

Written on: 12/10/2017 by Regankn255 (1 review written)

I would hugely recommend the person I dealt with.  Great guy that is always willing to help and got me seltled in Oz for my 8 months. The rugby league is amazing and most lads out there love having pins come out. Get stuck in with those lads and the ones on sports loved as it makes the trip amazing. Could have done with more socials though but overall great trip… Read Full Review

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“A Parent's View”

Written on: 25/09/2017 by TeresaR51 (1 review written)

My son was in the Winter Football Group 2017. He had a fantastic time and has returned far more independent, mature and ready to head off to University. Although at first glance the trip does appear expensive it is invaluable for parents to know that their child has 24/7 support on their trip on the other side of the world. The staff guide them through the things they need to do when they first arrive, make the contacts and arrangements with the sports club, introduce them to their fellow… Read Full Review

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“Hockey in Melbourne”

Written on: 23/09/2017 by DJCUTTER (1 review written)

Sport Lived arranged for our son to play hockey in Melbourne for six months during his gap year. This included sourcing a club and providing accommodation. The organisation throughout was very good and there were no issues with any administrative matters and no pastoral or safety concerns. Frequent social events were organised which were varied and sounded good fun. The accommodation was a twin shared room, part of a larger flat of similar students. It's location was excellent, well situated in… Read Full Review

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“Amazing time with lots of new friends made , job I was...”

Written on: 20/08/2017 by Hutchinsonbi1982 (1 review written)

Amazing time with lots of new friends made , job I was found as part of my tennis coaching program was amazing found a club to play for as well which was easy enough to do , there are extra expenses with travel cards as its not free the whole time , the apartments I stayed in where really nice and next to the markets and convince for shopping , trips where excellent loads of different activitIes to suit everyone , I would recommend that if you were to do a sport lived programme pick a coaching… Read Full Review

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“Netball in Melbourne”

Written on: 13/08/2017 by AmySJ (1 review written)

I have recently arrived home from Melbourne, My netball programme lasted for 4 weeks. Not only did I get to play for one team in Melbourne, I was lucky enough to play for a second team which was based in the countryside. I had the best of both worlds - city and country! Which meant I had the opportunity to play plenty of netball during my time there - at least 4 days out of the 7. Even had options to play social netball during my rest days. Both of the netball teams I had joined were friendly… Read Full Review

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“Rugby league in Brisbane”

Written on: 08/08/2017 by Dean389 (1 review written)

I chose to do the full season in brisbane with sport lived, starting from February and ending in August. I can tell you now that sport lived made my time here a lot easier and a lot more enjoyable. The link between staff and club was great, which helped settle into my league club very smoothly. Accommodation wise, I chose the standard type. The SL staff hand picked probably the best hostel in Brisbane with great facilities and a awesome work team who helped us anyway they could. The only… Read Full Review

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“Unorganised ”

Written on: 02/08/2017 by Bellfn8 (1 review written)

I went on a football coaching/playing course in Brisbane with sport lived. At least that's what I thought was happening. I got there and there was nowhere for me to play, my co-ordinator said he would 'try and find me somewhere to play' after a week of me already being there. Also they decided not to let us know that there was a $500 joining fee to play for any club. There were also lots of false promises on their website about the kind of trips and activities you get to do, we were also sent… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 03/08/2017

Hi

I am extremely sorry that you were disappointed with your football coaching programme in Brisbane from April – June 2016. I set up Sport Lived to help young people to have a fantastic time playing and coaching sport overseas and I apologise if this was not your experience in Brisbane.

I wanted to address a couple of points from your review:

i. Playing & Coaching Sport

We offer playing programmes on our website and we offer coaching programmes on our website. We offer them as separate programmes because it can be difficult for people to combine coaching sport and playing sport overseas. For example, you booked a football coaching programme in Brisbane which required you to coach on weekday afternoons and on a Saturdays when your team had matches. This would make it difficult for you to play football with a club who play their matches on a Saturday.

ii. Customer Invoice

When a person books a Sport Lived programme, we issue every customer with a Confirmation Invoice. The Confirmation Invoice details every item that is included in the price of the Sport Lived programme. We issue the Confirmation Invoice to provide customers with clarity on what is and is not included in the price of their Sport Lived programme. In your case it would have specified that we would arrange a paid football coaching placement, not membership to a football club.

I apologise if there was any miscommunication when you spoke to Sport Lived staff in the UK regarding coaching and playing football in Brisbane.

iii. Social Events

I am sorry that you were disappointed regarding the social events that we organised for you in Brisbane. We do offer a range of events throughout the season, but not all of them can appeal to every customer.

iv. Travel Pass

A number of customers who I spoke to last year raised this issue. We provide customers with an introductory travel pass. All customers who have undertaken Sport Lived programmes since September 2016 should have received a travel pass with sufficient credit to cover their travel costs for the first month of their programme.

v. Staff Support

It is disappointing to hear that you did not find our staff in Brisbane helpful. We use feedback forms at 4 weeks and at the end of the programme to get an insight into the programmes from the customer’s perspective. I know from receiving the feedback forms that we have received high feedback scores for staff support from customers who have undertaken programmes in Brisbane in 2016/17. I apologise if this was not your experience in Brisbane.

Thank you for undertaking a Sport Lived programme. I’m sorry if it did not live up to your expectations and I wish you all the best for the future.

Kind regards

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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★★★★★

“Rugby heaven”

Written on: 12/06/2017 by Rugbylife (1 review written)

My son came to New Zealand on a rugby placement with Sport Lived at Otago Golds in Dunedin. He had a brilliant time and we were reassured by the placement and organisation. His rugby skills improved and he was part of a welcoming club. It was an amazing opportunity and led to him being "spotted" and offered clubs on his return to the UK. We have returned to New Zealand to watch the Lions and he has caught up with the many friends he made through Sports Lived. I know he recommends this… Read Full Review

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“My time in Melbourne ”

Written on: 16/02/2017 by Aracely79 (1 review written)

I recently just arrived from Melbourne, from my cricket programme. Sport lived has been a fantastic way of me to meet incredible people, live In a fantastic place within central Melbourne. The experience I gained by living in Melbourne and addopting it as home will something I can cherish forever. I would highly recommend sport lived as it was a way for me to meet great people and friendships and has been a ideal opportunity if I would like to live there in the future though the amazing time I… Read Full Review

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“Cricket in Melbourne ”

Written on: 10/02/2017

I spent 11 weeks in Melbourne, primarily playing cricket for a local club, during my gap year. Sport lived were very helpful in aiding me to organise my trip, especially as I had specific dates that I had to be back home for that made things slightly more difficult. Sport lived set me up with a club and accommodation. I couldn't have asked for more from my club. They were incredibly welcoming to all of us on the sport lived programme and were very keen to get us involved in all the social… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 10/02/2017

Hi

Thanks so much for writing a review on your Sport Lived programme in Melbourne.

I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your programme and were able to combine playing cricket and hockey during your time there.

It’s great that you enjoyed the social events that we arranged for the group and found our staff in Melbourne to be helpful.

Thanks so much for undertaking a Sport Lived programme.

Very best wishes for the future

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived

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“Rugby in Australia for an U18 - A Mums View ”

Written on: 30/01/2017

My lad was 17yrs old when he took off to australia with sport lived to play rugby. Not surprisingly I was nervous, anxious worried and all that. Absolutely no need at all. Sport lived were amazing and he had the time of his life. An incredible experience which under the wings iof Sportllived has now given him the confidence, capability and streetwise to travel alone and me the reassurance he'll be ok. Sport lived were simply fantastic. So professional and well organised. I knew exactly… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 10/02/2017

Hi

Thanks so much for your feedback on your son’s rugby programme in Brisbane.

It’s terrific to hear that your son enjoyed his rugby experience in Australia and he found our staff in Brisbane helpful & supportive.

I hope he has many fond memories from his time in Australia.

Thanks for choosing Sport Lived for his trip.

Very best wishes

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived

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“Cricket season in Melbourne”

Written on: 24/01/2017 by Fox215 (1 review written)

Our son had a totally fantastic time in Australia which helped transform him from a schoolboy into an independent adult ready to go onto the next stage in his life. From his point of view he has said " this was the best 6 months I have ever had". He made great friends with both local Australians and with other Sport Lived participants. He thoroughly enjoyed playing club cricket in Melbourne and learned a great deal from the coaches in cricket academy. The whole experience from finding new… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 24/01/2017

Hi

Thanks so much for writing a review on your son’s Sport Lived programme.

It’s really pleasing to hear that he enjoyed his time playing cricket in Melbourne and learnt a lot from the coaches at the cricket academy. It’s also great that he made so many friends with local Australians and other Sport Lived customers.

I apologise if your son was disappointed with his accommodation. We have acted on this feedback and recently changed our Standard Accommodation provider in Melbourne. We believe our new provider in Melbourne offers our customers a better experience.

I hope your son has many fond memories of his time in Australia and his cricket continues to flourish.

Thanks for choosing Sport Lived for his trip.

Very best wishes

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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★★★★★

“It wasn't just 'Netball in Melbourne'”

Written on: 07/01/2017 by 98McAllister (1 review written)

Sport lived provided me with the opportunity to live my dream and play netball in Melbourne. But it turned into so much more than just that. My program was just short of 4 months, I stayed for 8 months. I made contacts in Australia which resulted in jobs that I couldn't turn down. I made friends for life, from all around the world, I lived with people in the hostel who were like minded and we all supported each other. Sport Lived was very good and regularly kept in touch by phone call… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 10/02/2017

Hi

Thanks a lot for writing a review on your Sport Lived programme.

I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your netball experience in Melbourne and benefited from the performance programme that we arranged as a result of your feedback.

It was an absolute pleasure to have you on a Sport Lived trip. Thank you for making such a positive contribution to our programmes in Melbourne last year.

Very best wishes for the future

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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★★★★☆

“Netball in Melbourne & much more”

Written on: 06/01/2017 by awGlover4 (1 review written)

I can honestly say, Sport lived provided me with an opportunity of a lifetime. My SL programme was just short of 4 months, I stayed for a total of 8 months. I made friends and contacts in the netball world of Victoria and was provided with playing and job/coaching opportunities I just couldn’t turn down. I made friends for life, from all around the world, like minded friends who made my travels unforgettable. communications between myself and sport lived was very good and regularly kept in… Read Full Review

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“I enjoyed my time on the Sport Lived Brisbane rugby...”

Written on: 02/12/2016 by Hansen289 (1 review written)

I enjoyed my time on the Sport Lived Brisbane rugby programme. There are a few things which should be addressed however. Firstly, when I arrived and was given my blue Go Card which had $100 on it, I thought this would be enough to last my the majority of my programme. However I used that up within the first 2-3 weeks of being in Aus, and then had to top up a further two times for the remaining part of my stay. Sport Lived would have communicated a rough idea of how long they money was going to… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 05/12/2016

Hi

Thanks a lot for writing a review on your Sport Lived experience. I’m pleased that you enjoyed your rugby programme in Brisbane.

Thanks for providing feedback on the amount of credit that was loaded on to the travel pass you received at the start of your programme. In response to this, all customers undertaking Sport Lived programmes from September 2016 receive an introductory travel pass that lasts 1 month.

I sincerely apologise if our staff in the UK did not make you would need to play 6 league games to be eligible to play in Finals & that this would not be possible because of the start date of your programme. This was a mistake on our part & I’m sorry for the inconvenience this caused.

Thanks for your comment on completing your Rugby CV. In Brisbane this year, we did send all of our rugby players to the same club. However, this has not always been the case as we have relationships with a number of rugby clubs in Brisbane. In addition, we need people undertaking Rugby Academy programmes to complete a Rugby CV so we can send this information to the Rugby Academy coaches.

Thanks so much for undertaking a Sport Lived trip. I hope your rugby continues to go well at university.

Very best wishes

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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“Melbourne Cricket, Full season, 14/15 Review ”

Written on: 16/10/2016 by BryantPayne (1 review written)

My decision to go on a Sport Lived programme to Melbourne is probably the best decision I have ever made. An overall fantastic experience that I enjoyed every minute of! The staff were extremely helpful in aiding any problems I encountered (very few) as well as helping me find my way with their extensive knowledge and expertise. The Cricket club I was placed out was perfect, great facilities at the right standard and extremely good location. Accommodation at Quest, Prahran was second to none… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 18/10/2016

Hi

Thanks so much for writing a review on your cricket programme in Melbourne.

I’m really pleased that you had a great time in Australia and enjoyed all the social events that we arranged during your programme!

I hope your family enjoyed their time in Australia too!

Very best wishes

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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“Althletics programme with sports lived in Brisbane ”

Written on: 05/10/2016 by Lparkin (1 review written)

Our son recently completed a six month athletics programme through Sports Lived.It was a fantastic way for him to experience life in a different country in a supportive setting. Sports Lived were a great company who supported our son every step of the way .He was given a superb mentor in Brisbane who met him at the airport, showed him and others around the city,helped him sort out mobile phones and bank accounts . A huge relief to know that he had a friendly supportive face over there. He… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 06/10/2016

Hi

Thanks so much for your feedback on your son’s athletics programme in Brisbane.

I’m really pleased that he had a life changing experience and enjoyed the athletics training and competitions in Australia.

It’s also great to hear that he found our staff in Brisbane to be helpful and supportive.

I hope he is having a fantastic time traveling around Australia.

Very best wishes

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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“My gap year with Sports Lived”

Written on: 01/10/2016 by Rayk489 (1 review written)

My gap year with Sports Lived was one of the best experiences of my life. The great service started from the UK the idea of a gap year in Australia was just getting itself into the pipe line. Staff members would give you heaps of help and the low down on all their programmes and destinations so you could make the right choice for yourself. I chose to have my gap year in Brisbane Australia. When arriving at Brisbane Airport I already felt welcome from sports lived staff members greeting me and… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 03/10/2016

Hi

It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your Sport Lived Rugby Programme in Brisbane.

I’m really pleased that you found our staff in Australia helpful and enjoyed staying in Premium Accommodation.

I hope you have a terrific time studying in Australia and that your rugby continues to go well.

Thanks so much for undertaking a Sport Lived programme.

Very best wishes for the future

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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“Loved Sport Lived”

Written on: 24/09/2016 by MDG123 (1 review written)

Our 18 year old son undertook a 6 month programme with Sport Lived, playing rugby in Brisbane, Australia. The whole programme from start to finish, was very professionally organised. In the run up to his departure, his Sport Lived account regularly prompted him to do all the things he needed to do, such as getting a visa, organising and communicating his travel plans, unlocking his mobile phone ready for use in Australia and even de-registering from the RFU and registering with the ARFU. In… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 26/09/2016

Hi

Thanks a lot for writing a review.

I’m really pleased to hear that your son enjoyed his Sport Lived programme in Australia.

It’s also great that your wife & you were able to visit him in Australia where you could meet our staff & see what his programme was like on the ground in Brisbane.

I hope your son’s rugby continues to flourish over the next few years.

Very best wishes

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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★★★★★

“Great rugby experience!”

Written on: 22/09/2016

The rugby academy in Brisbane is a great was to improve your rugby and make great new friends for life. The coaches are fantastic and the other staff are really friendly and helpful. It was great that we got to play matches at the weekend aswel to improve the skills we learned at the academy during the week but it would've been good to get a bit more game time. Over all a brilliant experience and very worth while… Read Full Review

By Sportlived

Written on: 22/09/2016

Hi

It’s terrific to hear you enjoyed your time at the Rugby Academy in Brisbane & found the coaches to be helpful & supportive.

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your experience & for undertaking a Sport Lived programme.

Very best wishes for the future.

Kind regards

Ian Dodd
Director
Sport Lived Limited

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