Growing up in a cricket-mad household was the beginning of my journey into the love of sport. Summers were spent at Gloucester City Cricket Club where I started out playing, but now prefer to spectate – especially if watching in the sun!
Being from Gloucester, it wasn’t long before I discovered rugby. Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of operating tours to the Hong Kong Sevens, the British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand and many Six Nations weekends, all of which have brought great memories and I truly enjoy the camaraderie a sports tour can bring.
While sport has always been a big part of my life, travel is another. Before joining Venatour I spent five years sailing around the world on a cruise ship, arranging tours in Australia, South America, the Caribbean and New Zealand to name a few. I’m lucky enough to be able to combine the two and I look forward to many more sporting experiences. Outside of work I’m both a gym and gin enthusiast – depending on the time of day!
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.