After completing his school years Ryan followed in the footsteps of many of his family and began a career in the construction industry. He soon realised that wasn’t for him and the opportunity to work in the Sports tours industry seemed the perfect fit as it combined his passion for both travel and sport.
One of the ‘old guard’ of the company Ryan joined in 2004 and currently supervises the companies sales team. Having played numerous sports since a very young age he has enjoyed a variety of tours and working to provide others with similar experiences is what he enjoys most about his “job”. He has been fortunate enough to visit some fantastic places such as Dubai, Canada and Barbados, as well as many many European destinations.
In his “heyday” Ryan played Rugby to a high level and represented Gloucestershire County at all the junior age groups before being part of the Gloucester Academy. He then moved onto Senior Rugby with his local club Coney Hill and enjoyed over a decade of successful Rugby, winning promotions and the local cup 10 years in a row. He has now moved into a coaching role and is currently head coach of Spartans Rugby Club and tasted success in his first full season, winning the league and also reaching the National Cup Final!
Ryan is married to Sharon and has two children, Ethan and Amelia and he enjoys nothing more than spending his spare time with his family.
He is the self-proclaimed social secretary of the company and enjoys planning staff events, whether it be an overseas “inspection” trip, a day out to watch an event or just a few beers. He is also the most consistent performer on the inter-company fantasy football competition!
Favourite Sports Tour Destination
"Barbados... nothing better than sitting on the beach with a cold Banks beer, or Rum and Coke, or Both!"
Most Memorable Sports Tour Experience
"Saturday 5th April 2008, sat in the stand at Empire Cricket Club in Barbados watching the veterans Final between Empire (with Roland Holder keeping wicket) and Isolation Cricket Club (with Carlisle Best bowling and a batsman called “Dogfoot”)! Case of beer, Fried Chicken and a bunch of sledging Bajans!"
Ryan playing rugby for Coney Hill RFC
Ryan on a Familiarisation Trip to Dubai
Nickname: The Fox / Barno
Favourite Sport (s): Rugby & Golf
Best Achievement: Sport related - Reaching the National Cup FInal at Twickenham with Spartans RFC in my 1st year of coaching. Non - Sport related - My Children, Ethan and Amelia!
Favourite Sports Team: Spurs (Football), Team Europe (Golf),
Favourite Sports Personality: Paul Gascoigne... in his prime!
Countries Visited: Barbados, Dubai, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico, Sweden, Latvia, Malta, Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Ireland
Random Fact: Don’t ever challenge me to downing a pint of beer... I’m pretty quick!
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