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Football Travel Insurance

There's nothing like a good bit of footie in the sun and if you're planning to revel in the glorious game on your next holiday, here's how travel insurance policies can help. At Holiday Extras we provide cover for football activities at no extra charge to your policy, as long as it's just practice or training - no competitive matches.

Please note that our policies are not designed with professional footballing activities in mind and such activities won't be covered.

What am I covered for?

Medical emergency expenses - This covers you for any hospital stays, transport to the hospital and any medical treatment you might need to receive. If you tear a ligament, fracture a bone or sprain an ankle while on the pitch, you can rest assured that we've got you covered.

Personal liability - This part of your policy covers you against any damage that your accident might cause to other people or property. For example, if you were caught up in a harsh challenge with another player, and both of you came out injured, any medical attention that the other player might need to receive can be covered by your insurance policy.

Personal accident - Under this section of your cover, you are insured against any more serious injuries that have life-altering effects. It's highly unlikely that you ever get such injuries in a simple game of football, but it's good to know that you're covered against these type of eventualities nonetheless.

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Common football-related injuries

Sprained ankles - perhaps the most common type of injury you can get on the pitch, the sprained ankle, or 'rolled ankle' as it's also known as, is the enemy of all footballers, because it's so easy to be injured in this way. A mild sprain can put you out of action for anything from a few days to a few weeks. Usually, ice packs and rest are the best ways to treat a sprain.

Hamstring strain - Another very common injury to the muscle or tendons on the back of the thigh, often as a result of sprinting. If you sustain a hamstring injury, expect to stay away from sports for between 2 to 4 weeks. It's always best to see a doctor to determine the extent of the injury and what treatment is best applied.

Jones fracture - this is a fracture that occurs at the fifth metatarsal, which is the long bone on the outer side of the foot, beneath the little toe. In most cases the best way to treat this type of injury is with surgery, as there is no guarantee that the bones will heal naturally in the right way. If surgery isn't performed, then the doctor will usually put the limb in a cast and perform regular x-ray scans to monitor whether the bone is healing properly.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register