Burleigh Travel Sports Tour Co-ordinator
Elliot is one of the newest members of the Burleigh travel team. After deciding University wasn’t for him he left; but not without picking up some invaluable touring experience. After taking some time out after leaving and working in a customer service based job he decided to settle down into a career. The next step led him to combining his two main interests of sport and travel into a career and he joined the Burleigh travel team.
Elliot, in his own words has always been a more enthusiastic than talented sports player. His two main sports are rugby where he is a loose head/benchwarmer and cricket where he is an opening batsman/specialist fielder. His love for the game of cricket prompted him to undertake the ECB level 1 umpiring qualification; this has led him to umpire a variety of both indoor and outdoor games and he is always looking to umpire more when he doesn’t make selection to the weekend teams.
Outside of work Elliot enjoys watching any sport and ‘socialising’ at the pub with friends.
Favourite Sports Tour Destination
Budapest; great city, great culture and to top it off great prices.
Most Memorable Travel Experience
My first trip to Paris, planned for a friend’s 21st, we were able to watch France’s Remembrance Day parade by the Arc de Triomphe and then went to see The All Blacks beat France 38-18 at Stade de France.
Elliot lifting in the lineout (red) at the front
Elliot enjoying the Eiffel Tower
Favourite Sport: Rugby/Cricket
Best Achievement: Playing every minute of rugby for four seasons, including two school county cup wins
Favourite Sports Team: Rochdale AFC, Worcester Warriors, Worcestershire CCC
Favourite Sports Personality: Freddie Flintoff
Countries Visited: USA, UAE, Greece, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland.
Random Fact: I was once Match Attax football card game world number 2 – the final was played on the centre circle of Craven cottage at Half time of their last premier league game of the season.