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
Toby Douglas
Toby Douglas
Head of Sales
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

 

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

Nick Fearon, Sales Manager
Nick Fearon
Sales Manager
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
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
Viv Ziar
Viv Ziar
Sales Manager
I first joined the Edwin Doran sales team in 2008 and following a stint in IT and project management, I’m delighted to have rejoined the team! I have been very fortunate to be able to travel the world during my time in both jobs over the past nine years and taken some extended sabbaticals to travel as well! I could not resist the temptation of returning to the world of sports travel as the experiences we sell really are truly inspiring and deliver some unforgettable experiences for our tourists... Read more
 
Jonathan Chowney Edwin Doran Sports Tours
Jon Chowney
Sales Executive

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

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

Tom Parfett
Tom Parfett
Sales Coordinator
From my first ever football tour to Holland as an U10 I have loved combining sports and travel ever since.  I have studied French at university and have worked within PE departments in the UK and coached Cricket, Football and Skiing overseas.
 
Cricket has always been my main sport and it has taken me around the world with tours to the Caribbean and a winter down under playing for Carlton in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition. As well touring South Africa, Canada, France and Holland with hockey, rugby and football... Read more
Richard Morkel
Richard Morkel
Sales Coordinator
I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and studied Sport Management at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. I am hugely passionate about sport and following my experience as the Tour Manager of the St. John’s College Rugby Tour to the UK in 2016, I joined the Edwin Doran team to help others enjoy the unforgettable experience of touring.
 
I have been lucky enough to travel to and play rugby on tours to the United States, France and South Africa... Read more
 
Miles Fletcher
Miles Fletcher
Sales Coordinator
I’m currently undergoing my Undergraduate degree in Sports Management at the University of Gloucestershire and I’m on a year-long placement with the Edwin Doran team. Sport has always been my passion and I have been playing competitive sport for as long as I can remember, whether it being Rugby, Football, Cricket or the occasional outing on the Golf course. My internship at Edwin Doran has given me the opportunity to put the principles of my degree into practice whilst learning the ins and outs of the sports travel industry at a market leading company... Read more
 
Sam Ash
Sam Ash
Senior Tour Operator

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

Dezlin Vergotine, Tour Operator
Dezlin Vergotine
Tour Operator

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

Tom Aldus Edwin Doran Sports Tours
Tom Aldus
Tour Operator

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

 
Fiona Turnbull Edwin Doran
Fiona Turnbull
Contracts and Health & Safety Manager

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.

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... Read more