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Testimonials

Over our years working with international student-athletes and college coaches, we are proud to have received some kind testimonials for the services we provide. Here is what some people have had to say about our service.

The Students

“I came in contact with Harry through my brother, and instantly I could sense he was a determined person. Basketball is not all my life but a very important part of it. It was basketball that helped me get and education and graduate with a business degree. So when I finished college, I was at a crossroads where I still wanted to play competitively and also pursue my education.

Harry was essential in making sure I get to follow both of my passions. In other words, he kept my dream alive! For months, he relentlessly sought opportunities that were competitive sports-wise but also affordable. I couldn’t be more pleased with how the process unfolded; there was never a point where I wasn’t aware of what the situation was. Harry and I have been constantly talking, and he made sure to always inform me in timely fashion despite huge differences in time zones.

His arduous work has led me to sign a scholarship to play basketball at a top University, where I will also be a candidate for a Masters of Science in Management: International Business. Without Play Overseas, none of this would have been possible”

Déma Sané – Basketball

Oklahoma City University, NAIA DI

“Both Harry and the PlayOverseas team have been a great help in me pursuing my masters degree and continuing my passion of playing football.

Harry contacted me the beginning of my senior year about the opportunity to play overseas and pursue my masters and has been a huge help in me being able to get in contact with coaches and being able to discover opportunities in England I did not know existed.

I could not pass up on this once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad and play a sport that I have loved my entire life. Harry and his team were a huge help during the long process and I thank them for helping me through out.”

Tyler Zilen – Football

Millersville University, NCAA D2

“Pursuing my Master’s degree is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time; I just never knew where or when I wanted to study for it. I got my undergrad degree in America while playing NCAA golf for my full 4 years of eligibility. Transitioning into the work world after graduating was almost a culture shock to me: for the first time in my life, I wasn’t playing golf 5-6 days a week while going to school, and it was totally foreign to me.

As I began looking into grad schools right around the 1 year mark at my job, I came across Play Overseas and discovered an amazing opportunity to get the Master’s degree I’ve always wanted, but also continue my passion for golf.

I thank Harry and everyone at Play Overseas for my opportunity to study and play golf for Durham University this coming Fall!”

Drew Nelson – Golf

Dominican University of California, NCAA D2

“Play Overseas helped me to connect with schools, get in contact with coaches, and provided invaluable advice on the overseas athletic experience! They helped me to find opportunities that I did not even know existed, and I certainly would not be going to Durham without their assistance!”

Natalie Konerth – Field Hockey

American University, NCAA D1

Zoe Swift

“A special thank you to Play Overseas who have made all of this possible. I’m greatly appreciative of the opportunity and can’t wait to be out there on the pitch. Harry was able to connect to me West Ham United in the U.K. While going through this process, he was very engaged in what I was doing, and making sure that I was getting an abundance of help.

Through the work of Harry and the Play Overseas team I was able to get in contact with a program I might not have on my own, while giving me the ability to further my education.”

Zoe Swift – Soccer

University of Kentucky, NCAA D1

“PlayOverseas provided me with everything I needed to follow a dream: to play volleyball in another county. Harry helped me find a place to play as well find a program where I can complete a masters degree in one year.

He was there every step of the way to answer any and all questions I had about applications and living in England. He connected me immediately with the correct people and made the steps in this process simple enough to keep me moving forward in a timely manner, where I could start the next school year.

PlayOverseas is eager to see my success and without their help I wouldn’t have known of the opportunities that exist to accomplish what I have always wanted to do.

Morgan Little – Volleyball

McPherson College, NAIA

“I had a great experience working with Play Overseas. They were always there when I needed them. Whether I had a question regarding the process with the coaches or regarding the visa. I recommend every athlete who has this opportunity to work with Play Overseas. They are a very professional group and are really hands on when it comes to finding you a good fit.”

Niv Konfino – Basketball

Brooklyn College, NCAA D3

Alex Attia
“Harry and the Play Overseas team have been a great help. It was a easy process thanks to harry. If I needed help it was easy to reach out for help and get a response in a timely manner. I would recommend their assistants to anyone wanting to play at the next level. You’ll be in good hands!”

Alex Attia – Football

Seton Hill University, NCAA DII

“I personally want to thank Harry and the organization for providing me with the opportunity to fulfill my dream of playing volleyball overseas in Europe.I would have never though that I’d be able to combine that with my masters studies plus have the experience of living abroad. The process was very smooth and friendly. Thank you Harry!”

Edgardo Cartagena – Volleyball

Ball State University, NCAA D1

“With the help of Harry and the Play Overseas program I was able to continue to pursue a higher level of education while continuing to play the sport I am most passionate about. Harry made the process of applying to an overseas school super easy and was there for help when I needed it every step of the way!”

Elizabeth Cruz – Soccer

University of California, Merced, NAIA

“Thanks to PlayOverseas I’m able to experience a new culture of opportunities that I’ve never thought I would experience. The atmosphere here is positive and motivates me more to strive to be the best I can be in life.”

Kenyatte Allen Jr – Football

Robert Morris University Illinois, NAIA

“PlayOverseas has given me the chance of a lifetime to continue my athletic career and education in the UK. My process was long but Harry and PlayOverseas made it a smooth sailing. This is going to be a great a experience!!”

DeWan White – Basketball

University of Missouri of St. Louis, NCAA D2

“Harry contacted me as I was finishing studying in the states and gave me a fantastic opportunity coming home to the UK. Harry put me in the best position in to speak to some of the best sporting programs in the country which also allowed me to complete my postgraduate studies. I am now about to play golf and study my Management MA at Durham University; a consistent top ten performer in University sports and one of the top Universities in the country.”

Alex Baguley – Golf

Keiser University, NAIA

“Play Overseas put me in contact with a number of universities in the UK and with their help I was able to find the perfect place to pursue a Master’s degree as well as continue my playing career outside of the U.S.”

Jacob Ly – Soccer

Knox College, NCAA DIII

“I came into contact with Harry through my coach after my senior season ended. I never really thought of pursuing my masters but knew I wasn’t done playing volleyball yet.

After talking with Harry I decided that getting my masters and being able to continue playing the sport I love was the best option for me. He was very helpful at finding me not only the perfect school for my masters but also volleyball wise.

Harry does everything possible to find the perfect fit for everyone. He is also incredibly helpful and was willing to go to any length to help me get answers to questions I had about going overseas and school. Even after season started he still keeps in contact to make sure things are going well. He really cares about every athlete and there needs.

I’m so thankful for Harry and PlayOverseas for giving me the opportunity to continue my education while also continuing to pursue my passion in sports!”

Taylor Garner – Volleyball

Benedictine University, NCAA D3

“Play Overseas helped me get in contact with teams over in England with opportunities that I didn’t know were possible. I’m thankful and blessed to have been introduced to Harry and wouldn’t have been able to where I’m at today without him.”

Tevis Robinson Jr. – Basketball

Johnson & Wales University (North Miami), NAIA D1

The Coaches

I personally recruited 2 guys in America to do some recruiting for us whom have great contacts and we also have a further postgraduate recruitment company. You have clearly out-performed them in every area by a mile!
Head Basketball CoachU.K. University
“I have been working with Harry for the past 5 years and as of most recent, Play Overseas. I would highly recommend their agency to anyone.

Since the beginning they have been great to work with and Harry does a fantastic job making sure each student athlete is a good fit for my golf program. Mr. Newton works extremely hard making sure both the student athlete needs and the university he is working with are met. Some of the recruits that I have been given from him have been highly successful both on the course and in the classroom. One gentlemen I received from him has now turned professional and competing full time  on the European Tour.

Again, I would highly recommend Play Overseas to all recruits.”

Head Golf CoachCurrently at an NCAA institution
Harry first and foremost takes time to learn about the collegiate institution and coaches to get an in depth sense of what experience a college/university can offer his students.  Conversely, I felt as though Harry offered us access to recruits who were both good fits academically and athletically for us. Harry provided me with all proper information to do my job recruiting his students from their academic profile, financial situation to professional personal insight.

In a business that has a lot of pretenders and start-ups, Harry and his company are the real deal.  Why?  Because he is about the person.  Business and sport are both people things and he’s a good professional at bringing the right people together.

Head Soccer CoachCurrently at an NCAA institution

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