The Burleigh Travel Team
Our dedicated team of sports tour professionals would be delighted to arrange your next sports tour
The Burleigh Travel Team
We are very proud of our team of skilled, dedicated Sports Tour Co-ordinators who go above and beyond to ensure that your sports tour is the optimum experience for your sports team. Together we have over 90 years combined experience of arranging sports tours; 7 undergraduate degrees and one masters degree in predominantly sports related fields.
We have travelled on sports tours as players, led sports tours for schools and clubs and completed many inspection visits to countries around the world, all of which combine to have taken us to over 80 different countries worldwide with the single aim of increasing our knowledge of the sports tour destinations available for your next sports tour.
View the profiles in this section of our website to learn more about the people who will work closely with when you decide to place your next sports tour in our trust.
Sport has played a big part in my life and it is responsible for some of my best memories, experiences and closest friends. My involvement in sport, predominantly Rugby, has allowed me to travel to some amazing places with some very colourful characters, many of who will remain friends for life. It was my passion for both, Sport and Travel that provided me with the motivation to set up Burleigh Travel... View Profile
Rob travelled over the Severn Bridge in 1996 to complete his studies for a Sport and Exercise Science and Tourism Management Degree at what was Cheltenham & Gloucester College Of Higher Education. Some time since, Rob could not have expected to have made his home in the Cotswolds and to be enjoying family life having travelled the world combining his love of sport and travel and also making good use of his University Degree. View Profile
Carolyn is an Equine Science graduate who worked with competition horses in the equine industry, and then in retail, before joining the Administration Team at Burleigh Travel in 2004. She has since taken on responsibility for our popular junior Dutch Holiday Park tours, as well as a number of our international destinations, and has been lucky enough to visit the majority of the countries she looks after tours for, either with one of our groups or on holiday. View Profile
Ryan enjoyed his time at school and after completing his academic years he moved straight into work, starting off by following in the footsteps of many of his family and working in the construction industry. That wasn’t for him though and the opportunity to work in the Sports tours industry seemed the perfect fit as it combined his passion for both travel and sport. View Profile
Joining the sports travel industry was a natural progression for David allowing him to maintain his keen interest in sport whilst transferring this in to a career in business. Having joined Burleigh Travel in 2006 David is a member of our Administration team where he enjoys piecing together the different aspects that go in to making a successful sports tour. View Profile
Darren has been a member of the Burleigh Travel team since 2008 and previous to this he worked in travel agencies and for other tour operators in different areas of the travel industry including coaching and luxury villa holidays. He has always been interested in various sports so the chance to work for a company who arrange sports tours was a perfect opportunity. View Profile
Adam joined Burleigh Travel straight after leaving school and has built up a wealth of experience during his 12 years in the Sports Travel industry. He has had an active interest in all sports since childhood including karate (1st Kyu) and competing for Gloucester Athletics Club in cross country. View Profile
After gaining a degree in Politics and English at sport mad Loughborough University, Gareth decided that a career in sports travel was an ideal fit. An interest in many sports as well as experiences in organising and volunteering at sporting events backed this up. View Profile
Lucy joined Burleigh Travel in July 2005 as PA to the Director, Chris Kite. After having two children over the last six years and two years of maternity leave Lucy now works part-time dealing with Credit Control and finance within the administration office. View Profile
Jess has recently joined Burleigh Travel as PA/New Business Development Executive and is thoroughly looking forward to a successful career with Burleigh Travel. Jess is excited to be working with Burleigh Travel to be able to utilise her two main passions, Travel and Customer Service. View Profile
After leaving school with A-levels in Geography, Biology and Chemistry Sarah attended UWIC where she gained a BSc First Class Honours Degree in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage. Throughout university Sarah was fortunate enough to gain a wide range of work placements and got the opportunities to work with the Welsh Rugby 7’s Team, Scarlets Rugby Team and the Welsh Ladies Hockey Team. View Profile
Matt has recently joined Burleigh Travel and is looking forward to working in the sports travel industry and having the opportunity to discover new destinations around the world. He has spent the last 3 winter seasons working for a major tour operator as a chalet host in the French Alps. View Profile
Sarah graduated from the UWE Hartpury in 2014 with a 2:1 Degree in Sports Coaching. After being a teaching assistant for a year she soon realised that sport was her true passion and she didn’t want to lose her enthusiasm with it, with this in mind, combining her sports knowledge and organisational skills organising sports tours would be her perfect job. View Profile