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Sarah Thomas

Burleigh Travel Sports Tour Co-ordinator

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas 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.

Sarah has always been involved in sport from a young age, playing tennis from the age of three. Sarah has represented Gloucestershire in tennis at county level and is a qualified tennis coach, previously working at Painswick L.T.C. Sarah continued playing tennis throughout university representing the Ladies First team in the Premier Division. Sarah has also enjoyed playing hockey for Stroud since she was twelve and will captain the ladies first team during their 2015/2016 season.

After University Sarah travelled to New Zealand and Australia where she continued to work within sport, gaining a work placement with the Northern Mystics Netball team in Auckland. Sarah has always had an interest in travel and has been lucky enough to visit 17 different countries, including India, Malaysia, Borneo and the USA. After returning from travelling Sarah decided she wanted to combine her two passions and pursue a career in sport and travel.

Favourite Sports Tour Destination

“Bournemouth for its sandy beaches, great restaurants and long walks- when the sun is shining there is nowhere better than the UK.”

Most Memorable Travel Experience

“Completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand. It is a ranked among the top ten single-day treks in the world and consists of walking 19.4 kilometres, passing Mount Ngauruhoe (also known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings) and walking through an Active Volcanic Hazard Zone.”

Sarah sky diving in New Zealand

Sarah skydiving from 15,000 feet over Lake Taupo in New Zealand

Sarah Playing Hockey for Stroud Ladies HC

Sarah playing hockey for Stroud Ladies First Team

Fact File:

Nickname: Sare

Favourite Sport (s): Tennis, Hockey, Rugby union

Best Achievement:  Being selected as an Olympic Games Maker and working at Wimbledon during London 2012 Olympic Games.

Favourite Sports Team: England Rugby Union

Favourite Sports Personality: Roger Federer

Countries Visited:  France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Czech Republic, Malta, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, Borneo, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, USA

Random Fact: Swam with reef sharks off the coast of Waya Lailai Island in Fiji


Sarah's Burleigh Travel Inside Line:
Whilst travelling remember that fear is temporary, achievement is permanent. Push  yourself and try new things to make your trip even more memorable

Burleigh Travel Highlights


  • The football was fantastic – we played all 15 fixtures, winning 11, drawing two and losing two. Referees, hosts and facilities were great and your planning and paperwork was absolutely outstanding

    Carre’s Grammar School - Football Tour to Holland

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