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Football (Training) Travel Insurance


JS Travel Insurance provides for Football Training in Europe and the Rest of the World.

Please Note: This policy does not cover you for Football in an Amateur Tournament. If you require a quote for this, please visit our page Football (Amateur Tournament) Travel Insurance.

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To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.

1. Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Standard Essential Essential Plus Superior
Cancellation or Curtailment - £2,500 £2,500 £5,000
Emergency Medical £2,5000,000 £5,000,000 £5,000,000 £10,000,000
Hospital Benefits - £5,000,000 £5,000,000 £10,000,000
Baggage - - £1,500 £2,000
Personal Money - - £300 £400
Personal Liability £500,000 £1,000,000 £1,000,000 £2,000,000
Delayed Departure - £100 £100 £200
Missed Departure - £500 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses - 15,000 £15,000 £25,000
Failure of Carrier - - - £1,000

2. Highlights of Football Travel Insurance

Medical Expenses

  • We will cover you if you are injured playing abroad or if you have any other injury or medical expenses from the time you leave the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland to the time that you return.
  • We will ensure that your Medical Bills are paid through our Insurance and provide you with a 24/7 hour Medical Emergency Line.(01733 402 046)
  • Please note: It is still wise to have a EHIC (European Health Insurance Card with you when travelling in Europe.


  • We will repatriate you back to the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, should you be seriously injured and need to return before the end of your trip playing Football.

Travel Insurance with Pre Existing Medical Conditions

  • If you have a pre existing Medical condition like a knee problem or previous serious injury but you can still play football, we may still be able to cover you.
  • Please Note: It is important that you declare all pre existing medical conditions that you may have or your claim if it relates to any undeclared conditions may be rejected.

Cancellation Cover

  • This is important Benefit of the insurance if you are planning ahead and have booked your Football trip far in advance.
  • If you get ill or a close family member to you gets ill before you travel and after you have purchased your Insurance then you can claim back the cost of your trip.
  • If you are going on a Football tour and you should purchase the travel insurance straight after you have paid for your trip.
  • Cancellation cover is adequate to cover the average cost of a holiday where you will be Football (Training)

3. Most Common Football Injuries

1. Hamstring Strain

This is when the Hamstring muscle gets torn and there are different degrees of tears. To prevent this happening, warm up the muscle for 20 minutes, stretch it and get it 1 or 2 degrees warmer. Crucial for before a game as most injuries occur in a game situation rather than training.

If you get a Hamstring Injury then its R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation)

2. Sprained Ankle

Mainly ligament damage, damage to ankle capsule and soft tissue damage. Common Football injury's can be prevented by lots of strapping around the ankles and ankles braces really reduce the chance of Injury.

3. Knee Cartiledge Tear

This is a frequent Football injury de to all the turning and twisting when playing. It is a bit misleading as its the meniscus in the knee that is damaged. Not a lot you can do to prevent this as its usually the position of the knee bearing weight when this occurs. Strong quads and hamstrings always help if a lot of pressure is put on the knee.

4. Hernia

Hernia is a groin injury due to twisting, slipping sprinting and kicking. Core Strength and stability exercises can prevent a hernia happening. If these areas can be strengthened, that is the abdomen and pelvis then the body can take more of the strain and thus the injury is less likely.

5. ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)

This Ligament connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. It stops too much rotation of the knee and is an important component of the knee. Can be injured by falling awkwardly or twisting.

Using a Wobble Board can prevent this and also help when you are trying to heal this injury. Wobble boards help improve the nerves around the knee, helps with balance and stability. Skiers often get ACL injuries as well.

4. Club Football Tours

We cover all Club Football tours , that being Christmas and New Year tors , Easter Holiday Tours or end of Season early Summer tours abroad . We can provide insurance for the whole group for the actual playing in the football matches on tour as well as insurance when not playing football from when the Tour Group departs the Uk to when they return home. We also cover playing in Amateur Football Tournaments abroad.

5. Football Kit

Make sure you have strong shin pads and comfortable but good boots . An Ankle Brace is a great idea to prevent ankle injuries.

6. Useful websites

Football Association www.thefa.com

Football Tours https://www.sports-tours.co.uk/football-tours/

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

This insurance contract is between you and White Horse Ireland dac, a company registered in Ireland (Registered Company No. 306045), whose Registered Office is at Rineanna House, Free Zone West, Shannon, County Clare, Republic of Ireland. White Horse Insurance Ireland dac is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. This can be checked by visiting their website at www.centralbank.ie

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