Neil Rayer 

I have now worked in the schools sports travel market for over TWENTY years - having started as a young and enthusiastic sales executive back in 1998 - how time flies by when you are having fun!

Before embarking on a career in sports travel, I took a year out to play cricket in Melbourne when I was 19 years old. When the season ended in April, I then backpacked my way around the rest of Australia, New Zealand and then onto Indonesia. This is when the travel bug really got me.

After spending three years at the University of Leeds and getting a degree in Sports Science and Physiology, I was elected as the sports officer. From there I joined Gullivers Sports Travel and in my career I have been lucky enough to travel extensively around the world to promote sports tours for all ages and to lead groups. Some of my favourite places include St Lucia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Since the consolidation of the major school sports brands over the last few years – Edwin Doran, Gullivers and Masterclass all come under my remit and I am proud to head up Masterclass Sports Tours offering high quality, high value and inclusive sporting experiences for school students in all the major sports.

In my very little spare time with 2 very energetic children, I do turn out for Gloucester City Hockey club in the Winter and in the summer I play cricket for Kingsholm CC – just to keep my hand in and to satisfy that competitive streak!

If you are looking for a high quality tour for your school – then do not hesitate to contact me directly.