School Sales Executive
After teaching for 38 years I decided to move into the sports travel business. This has given me the opportunity to combine my two main interests of sport and travel.
Rugby has been my real passion since being educated at Marling Grammar School and Swansea University where I was fortunate enough to captain Swansea, Welsh Universities and the UAU. I played most of my club rugby at Bath but also appeared for Stroud, Swansea, Neath, Lydney and Bournemouth. I coached school 1st XVs and several players who went on to international honours like Phil de Glanville, Huw Bennett, Charlie Ewels, Ollie Devoto and Henry Pyrgos.
I have been involved with England Schools for almost 20 years. Touring has been a very big part of my life and of all the many tours I have been on, South America was my all-time favourite. My best sporting memory must be 3rd Lions test 2013 although 3rd Test in NZ would run it close. I still enjoy training, spinning being a recent passion and still play social golf (badly!).
I am a life-long supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and still model my five a side on the great Glen Hoddle. Visiting large sporting events or other countries as part of a group still gives an incredible buzz and the opportunity to meet lots of like-minded souls.
Barbara and I had a wonderful weekend in Dublin with Venatour. We have been to Dublin many times for Six Nations matches but never with Venatour. The hotel was ideal because of it's nearness to the ground and numerous restaurants. We found our tour guides very friendly and helpful. Our fellow supporters were also very friendly and pleasant. A thoroughly enjoyable trip despite the result! We hope to travel with Venatour to future matches.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising our Rugby tour this year. Everything worked as planned and we all had a fantastic time. The hotel was just at the level required, bar below was enjoyed by all. Breakfast at the hotel followed by pasta at both the clubs and Pizza on Saturday night all delicious. Your associates on the ground in Italy where very nice and helpful and on time. Our hosts at both clubs welcomed us and the boys played some great rugby at a very competitive level. As you know the success of a tour is really the bonding experience that happens in all directions and I have to say this tour achieved it. Smiley tired happy faces left Gatwick on our return with a great appreciation for Rugby and its Family. Well done and thankyou from all of us at Chobham RFC Colts for helping to make this tour a success.