School sports news


Sri Lanka Inspection Visit May 2018

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Earlier in the summer a group of staff enjoyed an inspection visit to Sri Lanka, an increasingly popular destination for sports tours. Craig Bones, one of our Sales Managers, has written about his experience.

On Saturday 19th May we boarded our Sri Lanka Airlines flight to Colombo where we were heading to visit sports facilities, the hotels we use and also to experience some of the excursions that we include in our tours.


A Summer of Touring in South Africa 2018

One of our team, Jon Chowney, spent time in South Africa this summer. Here is his report:

Leaving the UK during one of it's hottest summers to date, I was reminded upon my arrival that South Africa's winter is like no other as I stepped out of the airport into 22 degrees and perfect sunshine. 

After picking up my car my first stop was Langa Township to watch Maynard School in their final hockey fixture in Cape Town before embarking on their adventure along the Garden Route.


South Africa Inspection Visit October 2017

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This past October, a team from Edwin Doran made the trip to South Africa for an inspection trip. Now with South Africa a destination we know better than any other, you may ask why do we need to go back? However these inspection trips are important for us to stay up to date with the best hotels, excursions and sights to see, not to mention the importance of catching up with old and new faces, continuing to strenghten our all important relationships we have in the Rainbow Nation. 


Edwin Doran Sports Tours partner with R3S Global for expert crisis management initiative.

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The need for a proactive, hands on, approach to customer support and health and safety has always been something at the forefront of our minds here at Edwin Doran Sports Tours. Responding appropriately to unforeseen incidents and protecting our customers and schools is part and parcel of this.


Have you been hit with a surcharge on your tour due to Brexit?

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Edwin Doran Sports Travel’s Managing Director offers his thoughts on our no surcharging policy.
Most of us, when confronted with the unpleasant scenario that our tour operator is seeking to impose a surcharge on our tour or holiday price (after a bit of cursing) will run straight to the dreaded ‘terms and conditions of booking’ that most tour companies have available on their websites.

Team Edwin Doran attempt the Hampton Court Half Marathon in aid of Team George

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George Robinson is in Year 13 at Stamford School....But on July 27th 2015, George's life changed forever...

During a rugby match against DF Malan School, in Cape Town, whilst on his school rugby tour, George incurred a serious spinal cord injury in a tackle. The injury has been life changing as it caused a transection of his spinal cord. A year on since the injury, George and his family have come to terms with the very real fact that he requires long-term personal care and support.