SPORTS TOURS

A specialist school sports tour operator, with more than 25 years’ experience in the school sports travel industry

ABOUT

Team Travel Management Schools division has its roots in South Africa more than 25 years ago. Along the way we have gained invaluable experience in global destinations as well as opened offices in various parts of the world.

Today TEAM Sports Travel have rebranded to Team Travel Management and operates out of the UK, servicing specialist destinations such as South Africa and other long-haul destinations, intertwined with regional travel.

Our specialities are in rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, and football, albeit we have managed many other sports codes along the way, as well as cultural, academic and choir tours.

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OUR CLIENTS

We work with schools, clubs, universities, sporting federations, sports bodies, professional sports teams, and travel partners globally and together we provide a truly unique and personalised touring experience. We understand that touring is an experience that many people remember for a lifetime, and we believe we have the necessary expertise and know-how to deliver at every opportunity presented to us.

A key element of our offering is our ability to procure on your behalf. Whilst we are dedicated in providing a memorable experience, we are equally dedicated to procuring product at the right rate to ensure that the value proposition you receive from us is exceptional.

Don’t take our word for it, rather sit back, and enjoy the feedback we’ve received from a few of our clients.

OUR REFERENCES

From a tour organisation point of view, it was outstanding. Having Christelle on the ground staying one day ahead of us made life very easy. She went well above what I would expect and even escorted a boy to hospital with his parents and arranged for a driver to return him for his check up a few days later.  We would not change a lot for next time as the hotels and hosting were brilliant.  Our driver was top class and with Christelle always made sure the cooler box was packed full of water and ice.

The trips were brilliant, and the boys really did maximise their time and got a real flavour of the beautiful Cape.

Director of Sport, Bedford School, Cricket Tour to South Africa

The level of care and service we received whilst on tour was excellent – unforeseen changes were dealt with swiftly and with a personal touch. Furthermore, the quality of accommodation, food and breadth of experience that the tour gave students was outstanding.

Director of Hockey, Reigate Grammar School, Hockey Tour to Barcelona

A very positive, efficient, and enjoyable tour that met our objectives and provided much fun in the process. We were very well looked after. The Tour was well organized. Kelly was attentive to every detail.

Director of Hockey, Tonbridge School - Hockey Tour, The Hague, Netherlands

The travel itinerary was superb and suited the whole tour group. A good balance between cricket, tours & leisure. From our Club’s perspective, it was a first playing cricket under floodlights, despite the temporary floodlight failure. Can’t blame Team Sports for that. Difficult to think of any ‘lows’. Jeff did everything to ensure we had a fantastic tour. Third time that we have used TST for our overseas cricket tours. Wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again, should the opportunity arise.

Tour Manager, Penn Street CC - Cricket Tour to Barbados

The girls really enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot from the experience. I would definitely use Team Sports Travel again and would certainly like Greg to be our tour rep again. He was fantastic with the students and sorted out any issues we had. I can’t wait to tour again with Team Sports Travel.

Director of Hockey, New Hall School - Hockey Tour to Belgium & Netherlands

From start to finish it was a well organised, varied schedule that pitched the fixtures at the right level. The choice of restaurants and food served was perfect for boys of that age. The Langa Township was a particular high, as was the training and fixture against Bishops (under lights). The game drive at Bela Bela was unbelievable and the choice of Game Lodge was perfect – one of the highest quality accommodations I have ever stayed in on a school sports tour.

Director of Cricket, St Alban’s School - Cricket Tour to South Africa

I think the biggest testament to the success of the tour is that I would happily run one again. You were always contactable and really helpful. I really liked the fact that you quickly organised a face-to-face meeting with Will and I, and that we had strategic meetings at appropriate times.  I really felt like you guided me through the process and that it was a real collaborative effort on both parts.

You were accommodating to our needs and budget.  You planned appropriate activities and tourist attractions with sufficient time at each.  The fixtures were perfectly matched – providing enough challenge but not too hard.  The accommodation was great throughout the trip. I thought your ability to adapt our itinerary as and when, when we were away was most helpful.

The relationship and rapport you developed with us and the pupils was great. Just added a bit extra to the tour.

Director of Girls’ Sport, Chigwell School, Hockey Tour to Singapore & Malaysia

I would just like to thank you all for all that did for Blundell’s and the girls for their tour of South Africa.

I thought it was an absolutely wonderful trip and I know the girls feel the same way. The itinerary was fantastic, and we visited some superb places. I had never been to SA before, but I found everyone so welcoming wherever we went.  I thought the trip went very smoothly and the support that we had while we out in SA was first class (Anelia – thank you very much once again!!). Indeed, the whole experience is pretty difficult to find fault.

I have certainly been telling everyone at school what a great experience we had, and I hope Blundell’s will use you again at some stage in the future.

Director of Hockey, Blundell’s School, Sports Tour to South Africa

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the incredible Hockey tour to South Africa that Merchant Taylors’ School were so lucky to go on last Summer. The tour was a life changing experience and the most rewarding tour I have ever been on both as a player and a teacher. To take a long-haul tour to South Africa takes months of planning with safety being the most

fundamental aspect of the trip. Team Sports were outstanding in the preparations of the trip, the smooth transitions between countries and the overwhelming care they put into us on the ground in South Africa. As leader of the tour, I could not have been happier with the support and care we received while we were there. We had two quite serious incidents while on tour and the support we received from you as a company was simply fantastic.

On behalf of Merchant Taylors’ School, I would like to thank you for an exceptionally well-run tour.

Director of Sport, Merchant Taylor’s School, Sports Tour to South Africa

From start to finish this was one of the most professional tours I have been on. We were collected from school in our tour coach and that coach stayed with us for the duration of the tour as we travelled to Utrecht and Eindhoven via the Euro Tunnel. TEAM delivered a concise tour for 34 students and 4 staff, all travel was perfectly on time and appropriate. All our fixtures were matches perfectly with some very tight matches and the hospitality received was perfect. I would have no hesitation in recommending TEAM to a prospective touring school or club for future travel and will be returning to Holland with them as soon as possible.

Director of Sport, Eltham College, Hockey Tour to Europe

Pre-tour support: fantastic, for every aspect of preparing a tour that had to be re-arranged in so many respects at very short notice. Kelly was very helpful indeed, with respect to paperwork (inc. Principal’s affidavit) and with her handling of check in at Heathrow. The whole thing wouldn’t have happened without everything that you and Jeff did to get us back on track, and so when we go again, we won’t even bother looking for other quotes! We’ll also be pushing other sports to use you as well.

Trying to describe how much value Ashleigh, (TEAM Sports Rep on the ground) added to the tour in terms of organisation and flexibility when it came to changing mealtimes/organising laundry etc is impossible. She was fantastic company and so much of the success of the tour was down to her – including her willingness to get to know the boys and stay involved on match days etc. She is remarkable at her job and couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Thanks so much to everyone involved at TEAM Sports for making this the best tour we’ve ever had.

Director of Cricket, Bishops Stortford College, Cricket Tour to South Africa

On behalf of the entire Paul Roos Hockey touring group I would like to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to you and your wonderful staff at TEAM Sports for delivering a product that made all the dreams of the players, parents and staff a reality. Our trip to Holland and Belgium was nothing short of an amazing experience and your teams’ hard work and dynamism has not gone unnoticed – so well done!

May the rest of your year and your staff’s year be a huge success!

Director of Hockey, Paul Roos Gymnasium, European Hockey Tour

I can’t express how grateful and thankful I am that you were with us during our stay in Holland.  It was fantastic to know that you had all the organization under control. We had an awesome time, definitely the best overseas tour I have had the privilege to go on.  Thank you again for making it a breeze and for adding to our program when we asked for changes.

Hopefully Kenridge will be able to send more children and coaches to Holland in the future to experience the amazing hospitality, the wonderful country, and the phenomenal hockey!

Director of Sport, Kenridge School, Hockey Tour to Netherlands

The tour to Holland was in every aspect a roaring success. I can testify that our tour was excellent value for money spent mainly because our agent, TEAM Sports Travel kept every single promise they made beforehand.

The itinerary was carefully planned, well thought through and very precise to meet the needs of our tennis academy. Every single item from the flights to the accommodation in Holland was classy and again focused on our needs. Our bus and bus driver in and around Amsterdam was excellent, again complimenting the arrangements of TEAM Sports.

The local representative from Cape Town, Miss Ashleigh de Pentieiros, accompanied our tour and deserved the highest possible praise for a job well done. She was always at hand, helping and guiding whenever and wherever she could. Ashleigh also arranged an Amazing race, (team build activity) for the boys in Amsterdam which again was a huge success.

Director of Tennis Republic, Tennis Republic, Tennis Tour to the Netherlands

WHY CHOOSE US

Long Haul Destination Specialist

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Unrivalled Customer Support

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Knowledge through experience

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Cape Town Schools’ Hockey Tournament

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WHY BOOK WITH US

  • A South African destination specialist for more than 25 years
  • Global Connectivity – with offices in London, Portugal, South Africa & worldwide partners
  • Financial security –ATOL protected & ABTA bonded
  • Join the most successful international U18 Boys and Girls Schools’ Hockey Competition
  • Team Travel Management tour consultant led tours
  • Health and safety standards – all our suppliers and travel partners are regularly assessed and follow the highest safety protocols
  • Well matched fixtures secured through our extensive contacts
  • Well-coordinated fixtures through our network of schools, clubs and national sports bodies
  • We are Assured members of the STF (School Travel Forum), ABTA members (Y6618), and are ATOL bonded (10991), offering security and protection on all flights, coach, and ferry packages

HEALTH & SAFETY ON TOUR

When booking a trip with us, you will understand that health and safety is paramount in how we operate. We have all the appropriate policies in place and it’s at the forefront of everything we do.

SCHOOL TRAVEL FORUM (STF)

Team Travel Management is an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) and in booking with us you can be secure in the knowledge that we understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel, have effective Safety Management Systems in place, specifically focused on travelling with young students, and offer fair terms and conditions and the best financial security.

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SHORT HAUL

Our specialties in the short haul touring destination range from rugby, hockey, football, swimming, netball and tennis tours into many parts of Europe. We have provided swimming tours into Spain and Croatia, rugby tours to France and Italy, hockey tours into Holland, Spain and Germany and athletics, rugby and hockey tours into Portugal.

Our direct contracting with properties and long-standing relationships with schools and clubs allows us to achieve excellent value for money and a very hands-on and professional tour management service.

LONG HAUL

We offer the opportunity to teams to travel the world and to experience new cultures and make new friendships in some of the most unique sporting destinations globally. We can offer rugby, hockey, cricket and netball tours to South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, rugby and hockey tours to Canada & USA, cricket tours to Dubai, Sri Lanka, Barbados and India and not to discount South America, in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, with rugby, football and hockey tours.

CULTURAL TOURS

Although we are specialists in group sports travel, we have managed many cultural, skiing, and academic trips, as well as choir tours to a variety of destinations globally.

From choir tours to the World Choir Games in Cincinatti, USA, to cultural tours to Pompei, in Italy or History tours to Normandy, France, we have the skill set and know-how to deliver an exceptional cultural experience.

Our travel management expertise and destination knowledge has allowed us to offer a variety of tailor-made cultural school trips, whatever the subject, course content or curriculum required, which will meet your every needs.