Burleigh Travel Sports Tour Co-ordinator
Having just finished a Sport Business Management Degree at UWE Hartpury, Ryan wanted to become involved in the sports travel industry, something of which he’s been very interested in for some time now. He was lucky enough to be taken on by Burleigh Travel as a Sports Tour Operator and is excited to pursue a career with them. He tried his hand at a number of different jobs before university, such as engineering, lifeguarding, a range assistant at a local golf club and even bar work, but having a genuine ambition for sport and a keen interest in travel, it became clear that a job within this industry would be the perfect fit.
Ever since he could walk, Ryan was kicking a football around and has grown up playing both competitively and for his own leisure. He currently plays for Charlton Rovers in the Northern Senior League 1 Division after spells with Littleton, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham Saracens, Cheltenham Town and a brief spell on trial with Aston Villa. He played throughout his school years for the school team and also with Cheltenham District. More recently he’s played for Hartpury in the BUCS Leagues. Less competitively, Ryan enjoys a wide range of sports, such as golf, athletics, tennis, cricket, racquetball, rugby, darts, boxing and pretty much anything he’s introduced to... If it has anything to do with sport, Ryan will no doubt take an interest in it!
Out of sport, Ryan enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends and likes to consider himself a social person.
Favourite Sports Tour Destination
My favourite sports tour destination has been the USA!
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Bumping into Michael Van Gerwen out in Manchester after a Betway Premier League Darts Fixture, surreal and confusing... but definitely memorable.
Ryan playing for Charlton Rovers
Ryan in Portugal
Favourite Sport: Football
Best Achievement: Playing football in-front of family at Old Trafford, a dream come true.
Favourite Sports Team: Man United
Favourite Sports Personality: David Beckham
Countries Visited: USA, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Ireland, Greece.
Random Fact: I once kicked a ball around with Quinton Fortune, United legend.
Ryan's Burleigh Travel Inside Line:
|"Great things happen outside your comfort zone"|