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Join the Expedition (2022 onwards)

Be a big part of the very special, and original, journey which has seen us earn universal recognition and inspire a global rugby community – help the charity continue taking rugby in Africa to the next level

Join our next expedition

We’ve been leading coaching expeditions in Africa since 2012 and, so far, BPF has welcomed 200 volunteers, male and female, aged 18 – 65, from 30 countries around the world. We assemble diverse teams with each volunteer – or Pride member – opting to participate with us for anything from 3 to 20 weeks. Along the expedition route, which takes in up to eight countries in east and southern Africa from March to August, we coordinate convenient airport pick-up and drop-off points to carefully ease the logistics of incoming and outgoing volunteers.

This page refers to enquiries for our expedition in 2022 and beyond.

Apply to join our 2021 expedition (limited spaces)

Let’s make it happen, together

Do you believe in the power of sport and possess a spirit of adventure? Are you ready to embrace Africa, take on the journey of a lifetime and turn challenges into opportunities? By volunteering with us on BPF’s overland coaching expedition, you will make a significant contribution to the charity’s goals, coach inspirational young players alongside members of the community and be totally uplifted. Change lives by starting with your own – apply today and make it happen!


Use the map below to explore where our route takes us and get a taste for some of the activities you could encounter in each country location

Apply to join the expedition

Join us for anything from 3 to 20 weeks…

Join the Pride from the very start of our expedition route and continue for a period of time that suits you, working in the countries you hope to visit

…And select where you join and leave

Talk to us about the flexibility of your travel dates and we’ll let you know where and when our entry and exit points are on our expedition route

Frequently asked questions & important info

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Join our next expedition

Coaching with the Pride

Hear from our volunteers as they discuss life with the Pride, their motivations and experiences

Ronan & Rory’s journey with the Pride
Become the Change
Jo Cremin talks life with the Pride