About us

Every one of us realises that we are responsible for creating lifetime memories

Edwin Doran Sports Tours is the leading organiser of quality sports tours throughout the world, with offices in London, Cape
Town, Auckland and Melbourne, and partners in Canada, Argentina, Chile, Middle East and the Far East.
Wherever you’d like to train or play and no matter where you are, with Edwin Doran Sports Tours the world really is your oyster

- we’ve taken Australians to Argentina, Chileans to New Zealand and Kiwis to the USA!

Meet the team

Our dedicated team of front-line staff offer extensive knowledge, innovative touring ideas and a personal approach to the world of sport.
Sam Seward Edwin Doran
Sam Seward
Managing Director
I've been running worldwide sports tour operators for nearly 15 years and get enormous satisfaction from leading our fantastic worldwide team here at EDST. My introduction to worldwide sports travel came in the form of an Edwin Doran (Rugby Travel Twickenham, as it was then) tour to South Africa in the mid-1990s..Read more
I’ve been in the industry now for over 10 years and been lucky enough to see a huge amount of people return from some pretty spectacular tours. I still remember my first tour in 1995 to Australia with Edwin Doran and since then touring has become part of my life. I now run our whole sales team and it’s a huge pleasure working with some very experienced heads who know the touring world ...Read more


Toby Douglas
Toby Douglas
Head of Sales
Andrew Loughlin, Sales Director
Andrew Loughlin
Sales Director

I’m a self-confessed sports nut, still playing rugby in my fourth decade. Originally from County Tyrone in Ireland, my sports degree from Cardiff set me on a career that seems to have taken me around the world 80 times. I head our northern office, based in Cheadle in Manchester... Read more

I had a good Geordie schooling (though only in rugby and cricket as I did little else!) before heading south to Chester to earn a 'Desmond' (2.2) in Sports Science and Geography. I took a year out to play rugby in Canada, New Zealand and Oz before becoming a... Read more
Nick Fearon, Sales Manager
Nick Fearon
Sales Manager
Jamie Anthony
Jamie Anthony
Sales Manager
Starting life under a banana tree in the Bahamas, then growing up in Lincolnshire, I’ve been used to travelling from a very young age. I studied sport at Leeds Metropolitan University and played rugby there and for Leeds Carnegie. I then worked for local authorities and the RFU before joining the team at Edwin Doran. Rugby has always... Read more

I joined Edwin Doran in September 2014 as Sales Coordinator and moved to Sales executive in 2015.

Sport and travel are two passions of mine and being able to combine the two is great!  

Sport has always been my first love, I captained rugby and football 1st teams at school and represented London Irish Academy until the age of 18. Read more

Jonathan Chowney Edwin Doran Sports Tours
Jon Chowney
Sales Executive
Peter Greene
Peter Greene
Sales Co-ordinator

Sport has always been the heart-beat of my life, and growing up I tried to juggle cricket, football, tennis and golf. I toured Sri Lanka and Barbados with the University of St Andrews 1st XI cricket team, and in 2013 graduated with a 2:1 in economics... Read more

Born and bred on the Wirral, Merseyside I finally left the Northern nest and gained a 2:1 degree in Politics and American Studies from Swansea University. Sport has been an enormous part of my life since I can remember. Playing county and above in netball, hockey, lacrosse and badminton. I finally dedicated my time to Lacrosse. I studied abroad in 2013 at Colorado State University, played for their lacrosse team and spent my free time skiing... Read more

Jocelyn Robinson Edwin Doran Sports Tours

Jocelyn Robinson

Sales Assistant

Having recently graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Sports Management I was only ever going to work within the sports industry. Edwin Doran seemed like the perfect company for me to take my first step on the career ladder... Read more

Sam Ash
Sam Ash
Senior Tour Operator
Ben Williams Edwin Doran Sports Tours
Ben Williams
Senior Tour Operator

Extensive experience in operating sports tours to the world’s greatest sporting destinations. Having graduated from the University of Chester with a combined degree in Sports Development & Marketing. I went to work as a Marketing Manager before making my way to become Head of Operations within the sports travel industry... Read more

I started my career off in South Africa in Hospitality Management before moving to London, where work has taken me to destinations like the USA, Europe, Asia and UAE... Read more

Dezlin Vergotine, Tour Operator
Dezlin Vergotine
Tour Operator
Alice Fletcher Edwin Doran

Alice Fletcher

Tour Operator

During my degree in Events Management at Bournemouth Uni I went to the USA for a year of working and travelling in the sunshine! I was then lucky enough to graduate in 2014 and combine my love for sports and travel with my career. I headed straight into the world of sports tours – now working on long-haul sports tours mainly to South Africa as part of the Edwin Doran operations team!

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Originally from the North East, I have always had a passion for sport, completing my undergrad in Sport Science at Liverpool John Moore’s. I then followed this up with a Masters in Sport Management down at the University of East London. I have interspersed my studies with traveling, working for students unions and generally living the student lifestyle for as long as I could. I fully intend to make my way around the rest of the world and look forward to helping others do the same whilst at Edwin Doran... Read more

Tom Aldus Edwin Doran Sports Tours
Tom Aldus
Tour Operator
Elaina Sperring
Elaina Sperring
Business Development Manager
Over the years I have been so fortunate to travel across the world with dozens of our tours to see firsthand the amazing experiences students and staff have with us. A southern girl born and bred, I played most sports as a teenager and this continues in my life today. My first love will always be hockey but I have been fortunate to play many... Read more

I have worked all my life in travel but was very lucky to work overseas for 12 years with First Choice Holidays and then with TUI Travel. I started off as a Holiday Representative prior to moving over to Health & Safety.

Fiona Turnbull Edwin Doran
Fiona Turnbull
Contracts and Health & Safety Manager
Kate Asani
Tour Operator

Born in Livingstone at Victoria Falls, Zambia, I then grew up in Botswana and attended boarding school in the UK.

I have travelled quite a bit and enjoyed stints of living in the Middle East, Mexico, Hungary and The Cayman Islands before returning to make a base for myself in London.  I have worked for a good long while in various different roles in the travel industry and now have the pleasure of operating European tours for Edwin Doran.

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