Luke Goodman – Bristol Grammar School Boys rugby and girls hockey tour to Belfast – October 2019
From start to finish, this was a perfect (mini) sports tour for the U15 girls and boys at Bristol Grammar School – The trip was expertly put together by David; the bespoke itinerary lived up to our expectations and met all our objectives. Belfast is a perfect place to take our young people, giving them a great balance of competitive sport, interesting and diverse cultural tours in and around the city, as well as bringing the teams together and developing their self-organisation, friendship and sense of adventure. We love the passionate and hands on customer service LWTL offer and we are excited to launch this trip again in the future. Many thanks to David and all the team at LWTL for their hard work and continued support of Sports Tours at BGS.
Amanda Whybro, Guildford High School Netball Tour to South Africa – October 2019
The tour was fantastic! Thank you for all your organisation and helping to make the tour as successful as it was. Very hard to find fault with anything.
Oliver Marriott – Kew House School, Football Tour to Real Madrid, August 2019
Very happy overall, students loved the trip. Very smooth and well planned, very easy from staff point of view.
Richard Demain-Griffiths, Director of Sport – Bishop Wordsworth’s School multi-sport tour to Japan, July 2019
Japan is a completely different experience to many of the regularly visited destinations. LWTL ensured our trip was a once in a lifetime for our pupils and staff. The customer service was outstanding and I look forward to planning the next trip with them.
Stuart Loughrey, Head of Hockey – Clifton College hockey tour to Dublin – August 2019
Big thank you to the living with the lions team, for another amazing tour to Dublin. The service provided was top notch. The communication and organisation was brilliant. Highly recommend them!”
Tommy Williams, Assistant Head of Co Curricular – Denstone College, Hockey tour to South Africa – August 2019
The tour was excellent and very well put together. The in country agents were very helpful”
Tim Reeman, Director of Sport – Kingswood School Rugby and Hockey tour to South Africa – August 2019
Many thanks for all your help in putting together the tour. It was a very busy and successful tour in many ways and I can’t fault your work in making it so successful”
Lotte Wright, Deputy Head – Sedbergh School Hockey & Netball Tour to Australia – July 2019
Outstanding – It has been well planned and well executed and some of the people we have met along the way have been brilliant. This has been an amazing tour and the girls have experienced so much. It’s a long way to go but absolutely worth it. The girls have benefitted enormously from this tour.”
Nicola Watson, PE Teacher – Newcastle High School for Girls Hockey & Netball Tour to Australia – July 2019
Fixtures were matched brilliantly, the whole tour was organised extremely well.”
Pippa Blandford, PE Teacher – Kew House School Netball Tour to Barbados – July 2019
The tour went well thank you. The girls had a blast”
Ben Berryman, Head of Cricket – RGS High Wycombe cricket & hockey tour to Barbados – July 2019
Another great tour put together for us. All staff and pupils had a great time and experience. Highly recommended.”
James Clark, Director of Sport – The Leys School, Rugby & Hockey Tour to South Africa – July 2019
Superb Tour! Thank you”
Chris Carter, Deputy Head – Sir Thomas Rich’s Grammar School, Rugby Tour to South Africa – July 2019
Another excellent tour”
Simon Robson, Head of Rugby – Newcastle-under-Lyme School Rugby tour to Argentina – July 2019
It has to be said that this was probably the best tour we have done from both an organisational point of view and the activities we did. We would like to use you again!”
Katie Bentley, PE Teacher – The Priory LSST Rugby & Netball Tour to Malaysia – July 2019
We had an incredible tour of Malaysia. We loved every minute of it. Our excursions were perfect for our group, we met some amazing people and we played some brilliant sport. The pre-tour admin is always a smooth process with Jo and Lucy, always happy to help and support me when needed. We look forward to booking our tour of Malaysia for 2021. We can’t fault LWTL. ”
Mark Baker, Head of Cricket – Nottingham High School Cricket tour to Barbados – July 2019
Excellent tour overall which the group members, staff and parents are happy with. Steve was great with the initial negotiations and Anthea excellent in seeing things through and dealing with complications/details in a professional manner.”
Rachel Ridley, Head of Games – Beechwood Park Prep School cricket tour to Barbados – July 2019
Overall, the tour to Barbados was a tremendous success. We just wanted to add our personal thanks for all you did in ensuring we had a tour to take the children on after we had to cancel Sri Lanka. That you were able to put things together in such a short time frame really was a reflection of the professionalism of LWTL as a sports tour company.
We will certainly be recommending people to use your services again.”
Chris Gibbons, Northcote Lodge Prep, Rugby and Football tour to Belfast – March 2019
As always a first rate tour, both Patrick and David provided us with excellent information throughout the booking process, from arriving at the airport to leaving on the final day I really felt looked after and appreciated the more personal touch you provide. Everything went as planned without any problems at any stage.”
Jez Clarke, Loughborough Grammar School junior hockey tour to Belfast – April 2019
As always, LWTL have provided a wonderful trip for us here at Loughborough Grammar School. Belfast offers a diverse and fulfilling itinerary for children to gain knowledge and varieties of experiences. I will be looking at rebooking as soon as possible for next year.
Steve Adams, Director of Sport at Greshams School – Cricket tour to Sri Lanka – March 2019
A brilliant tour and one of the very best of the 24 I have taken and organised!! We will certainly look to book with LWTL for our next overseas tour.
Jason Morgan – Royal Belfast Academical Institution – Rugby Tour to Scotland – January 2019
Couldn’t recommend David highly enough, super enthusiastic and friendly person who strives to ensure that your tour is perfect’. Director of Rugby’
Gary Mercer – Kelvinside Academy Junior Rugby Tour to Bath, February 2019
Excellent all round will certainly tour again keeping the same itinerary’
Karen Brady, Belfast Royal Academy – Hockey Tour to Barcelona February 2019.
Excellent – friendly, reliable and efficient service. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip!’
Josh Barrington, KCS Wimbledon Football Tour to Valencia – February 2019
In my opinion it was an excellent tour and the services provided were very good. It was well organised and we was always well informed. The hotel was excellent, the excusions and professional match was fantastic
Ali Rust – Aylesbury High School Hockey & Netball tour to Spain & Gibraltar – February 2019
Excellent. We had a great time. It was so good the staff and children are talking about the next one!
Joanne Schofield , Leys Netball Tour to Belfast February 2019
Really excellent – THANK YOU to David for all of his help throughout. It made the whole process very smooth.
Ben Tibble, Head of Hockey, KCS Wimbledon Hockey tour to Madrid – December 2018
A very enjoyable tour for both staff and boys. Main focus was hockey which was helped by the amount of fixtures and training early on, and some good activities as well.
Nick Murray – RGS Colchester Rugby Tour to Italy – October 2018
Excellent tour again – Thanks
Gary Mercer at Kelvinside Academy Rugby tour to Dublin Oct 2018
David McLaughlin and the Living with the Lions team organised our school 1stxv Rugby Tour to Dublin. They have been fantastic throughout the whole process very accommodating to our needs and the location of our Hostel was ideal for a Touring party. They catered for all our needs and i will certainly be using David and the team for my Primary 6 Rugby Tour to Bath this coming February.
Janis Kent at KES Southampton Netball Tour to Belfast Oct 2018
JAnother outstanding tour run by LWTL. Nothing was too much trouble both before and when we were on tour. It was a truly great experience for pupils and staff and many lasting memories have been made. We look forward to returning in 2019. Why would you tour with anyone else when the service is exceptional and the tour is amazing value for money.
Gavin Monteith at Royal Belfast Academical Institution Rugby Tour to Bath/Bristol Oct 2018
JThanks to David for all your hard work and communication. The tour ran very smoothly and we had an excellent tour.
Roddy Deans, Merchiston Castle, Rugby Tour South Africa – August 2018
Just letting you know the tour was first class from start to finish. Our planning certainly made the tour very easy. Best tour I have been on. Thank you very much for all your hard work
NIGEL TODD, Oratory Prep School Sports & Culture Tour to South Africa – July 2018
Great Tour and excellent service – the ground agents, were, quite simply, superb! Coach Footy was a great character and helped provide an amazing insight to Cape Rugby. Chervonne is worth her weight in Gold! Steve made it very easy to realise that LWTL were the tour company for us. A VERY successful Tour. Thank you!
STUART LOUGHREY, Clifton College Hockey tour to Ireland, August 2018
David and the team at Living with the Lions organised an amazing tour to Dublin. Their communication, planning and helpfulness prior and during the tour was top notch. I will definitely be using them again in the near future. Thanks again for everything.
RICK SELLERS, Bristol Grammar School, Rugby & Hockey Tour to Sri Lanka & Malaysia, July 2018
Carrie this was an excellent trip and I would like to thank you on behalf of the school and the 82 people that travelled for creating a busy, challenging, adventurous and life changing experience. I could not fault the level of care and attention that had been exercised to make the trip successful and I have no doubt that it will have enriched the lives of the students who were fortunate enough to be tour. Thank you- a perfect way for me to sign off.”.
JOHN CARPENTER – Lady Manners School Football Tour, Canada May 2018
A fantastic first tour with LWTL. All communication, right from the start of the process to the end, was timely and clear. Any question we asked was answered immediately and issues sorted out quickly. David was with us on tour and we cannot praise him enough – he was friendly, approachable and professional. He organised everything and made sure our tour went like clockwork. Nothing was too much trouble for him. I would thoroughly recommend LWTL and its staff to anyone interested in running a sports tour.”.
DAVE HARDY – Colchester Royal Grammar School. Cricket to St Lucia, March/April 2018
I just wanted to thank you and LWTL’s team and to let you know that we had a brilliant time in St Lucia, the boys gained such a lot in terms of cultural and sporting experiences and thoroughly enjoyed themselves on and off the field.”.
LEE GARCKA – Woodhey High School Football and Hockey tour to Spain, April 2018
We had a great trip. Pupils have come back absolutely buzzing. Thanks very much for all your help – I’ve been very impressed with LWTL in every aspect.” .
BRUCE RUSSELL – Fettes College, Cricket tour to Sri Lanka, March 2018
Absolutely excellent – again a memorable experience! Thanks!” .
MARK BARRINGTON – Cathedral School, Football, Rugby, Netball & Hockey tour to Belfast, March 2018
A very professional and supportive experience, all requests listened to and acted upon with plenty of local knowledge to give the pupils the most memorable experience. We will run this tour on annual basis. The itinerary was excellent” .
JAMES CLARK – Director of Sport, The Leys School Rugby Tour to Belfast – March 2018
David and Living With The Lions put together an outstanding UK based short tour package to Belfast which suited our every need. The matches were evenly matched, the activities were fun and educational and the renowned Irish hosting was at its brilliant best. I would strongly recommend this type of tour for both clubs and schools.” .
GEORGE SWINBURNE, Northcote Lodge Prep School Rugby Tour to Leicester, January 2018
The Nothcote Lodge sports department have being using the services of “Living With The Lions” for a number of years now and we can honestly say we could not of had a better service through the company. With their attention to detail forward thinking planning and the friendly nature of their staff, it makes the decision all too easy to invest with LWTL. The feedback we received from parents as well as the boys because of the full nature of the itinerary and the enjoyment the pupils had from each and every activity, was overwhelming. The itinerary always works like clockwork with each and every activity planned to the minute with flexibility in the program, if needed. Our last tour 3 day sports tour we attended, 3 professional sport matches (football, rugby and basketball), the pupils played 2 matches against local opposition, 1 training session organised with a professional rugby team and the pupils participated in 1 fun activity. The big headlining events are fantastic and certainly big marketing headlines for the tour however it was the small attention to detail that continues to impress me about LWTL tours. All small details that only organisers would think of but LWTL think of ways to make not only the pupils tour a memorable experience but the teachers too. Overall, I couldn’t recommend Living With The lions enough. When it comes to planning tours, it’s a very easy choice as to what company we choose to give our pupils the best experience. .
JEZ CLARKE, Loughborough Grammar School, Hockey Tour to London – December 2017
Very good trip and as always top notch service” .
JESS FERRAND – KES Southampton U13 Netball Tour to Belfast – October/November 2017
The Tour was absolutely brillaint! Both staff and pupils had a great time. For many of the girls it was their first time away from home and for all of them this was a positive experience. Outstanding! We can’t wait for next year!” .
SIMON SUTCLIFFE – Merchant Taylors Crosby, Cricket tour to Sri Lanka October 2017
Overall a very worthwhile trip. Grounds were excellent. Great for the boys to play on two test match venues and other nice venues. The boys really enjoyed it and the parents who came with us all gave me positive feedback. ” .
ROBIN TROTT – Kew House School Real Madrid Football Experience Tour – August/September 2017
The tour was a huge success. Thank you for your efforts and what was most pleasing was the level of opposition for fixtures. Despite losing 3 matches we won 3 and all 6 games were within a couple of goals, which is great for the boys. .
JONATHAN THOMAS – Chipping Norton School, Hockey, Netball & Rugby tour to South Africa, July 2017
Once again LWTL provided us with an outstanding tour at a great price. It included everything we requested, such as billeting and a wide range of excursions. The big advantage is that they really know our school and tailor our tour accordingly, keeping us up to date every step of the way. The ease of booking and dealing with only 1 or 2 individuals makes it an easy decision to book with LWTL..
LEIGH DOUGHTY – Carhill High School, Football, Netball & Rugby tour to South Africa, July 2017
Carr Hill PE decided to use LWTL Sports Tours due to developing a fantastic relationship with their Sales Manager, Steve Badham. Steve, alongside Owen Grant, organised a truly unforgettable trip to South Africa for the 38 tourists. The attention to detail LWTL put into ensuring the tour is tailor-made for our needs was brilliant. We certainly were not an ordinary tour. We took a group of dancers, footballers, netballers, rugby players and volunteers to SA! After a lot of fine tuning the team at LWTL were able to produce a superb itinerary full of excursions, fixtures, community work and billets. The students had a fantastic time with many wanting to go back in 2020 (when the school are hoping to tour South Africa again). I cannot thank Steve and Owen enough for their time and dedication to ensuring that every inch of the tour was a success. Carr Hill High School highly recommend LWTL and have already passed their details onto a number of schools who have contacted us having seen the amazing time we had via social media..
JOHN TIDBALL – KES Bath Rugby and Netball tour to SA, July 2017
This is the 4th Tour that KES Bath have made to South Africa, and the 2017 tour proved to be the most complete, balanced and successful tour that we have had, fullfilling our expectations for fixtures, logistics, hosting, accommodation, and sightseeing. Our pupils had an outstanding and rewarding experience!.
LIAM ST JOHN – The Perse School, South Africa July 2017
Excellent, incredibly happy with the tour and how it ran. Really impressed once again with the quality of after-sales care from the LWTL team who dealt with queries quickly and efficiently throughout the planning process and on tour. That kind of care really is worth its weight in gold when running a school tour..
CHRIS JOHNSON – King Edward’s School Birmingham Rugby & Hockey Tour to India & Sri Lanka July 2017
We had a wonderful time and will be recommending the tour and LWTL to other schools on our circuit. The LWTL representatives in Sri Lanka were outstanding and could not have been more helpful they made the tour for us! The Indian fixtures were wonderful and the hosts couldn’t have done more to make the fixtures run smoothly or help us in any way. They were so pleased to be playing us and are desperate for more school rugby tours. For a school on our circuit and level (mid range ability) the matches were competitive and very worthwhile..
MARK RIDLEY – Beechwood Park Prep School, Barbados Cricket Tour July 2017
From the time we decided to tour, LWTL have been in constant and instant contact with us and we have thrown you quite a few curve balls which you have dealt with incredibly well enabling us to have everything we have asked for. In addition to the travel for the boys there and back you have also facilitated the several changes to flight returns without a problem. Providing two fixtures on each day amidst the other tournaments and league fixtures going on cannot have been easy and all fixtures worked really well, enabling all our cricketers to play the maximum amount of games, with only one half of one game cancelled due to rain, you even arranged the weather! Fortunately, none of our players were ill or injured and we were always able to field full sides due to your organisation of extra players for us from the opposition teams which made for a very friendly and integrated atmosphere in each game. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any schools who are in touch with us in the future.
CRAIG RICHARDS – Newquay Tretherras School on their Rugby Tour to Ireland in April 2017
A fantistically well organised trip. Our students had a wonderful time, were treated to some superb hospitiality and the rugby fixtures were excellent. The excursions including the gaelic football at Croke Park gave us a real insight to sport in Ireland and we would thoroughly recommend a trip to there to any school or club..
JAMES GILCHRIEST – King Edward VI School Stratford Cricket tour to Barbados – April 2017
I found the experience of Barbados as fantastic. Everything rang smoothly whilst we were out there and the tour company were very accomodating in supporting us in any changes which were necessary. The people of Barbados are friendly, kind, and their hopsitality is outstanding. For anyone wishing to do a cricket tour it is a must. The people of Barbados are so passionate about cricket that it rubs off on any tour member whilst out there.
STEVE SCHOFIELD – Maidwell Hall cricket tour to Antigua – March 2017
An excellent tour yet again. Very friendly safe environment for youngster to experience. LWTL were exceptional in their care to detail and accessibility. When a member of the touring party needed to get home LWTL were fantastic in helping them.
MR J KENNEDY, Methodist College Belfast, Sri Lanka Tour April 2017.
Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for all your hard work in organising our tour. This was the school’s first overseas cricket tour and so it was very important that it ran smoothly. Nothing was ever too much trouble for you and the itinerary that you put in place for us was excellent. I have already done so and will have no hesitation again in the future recommending LWTL to anyone. If there is anything I can ever do for you please do not hesitate to ask (particularly if it includes a visit to Sri Lanka!!)
RUSSELL MCCCLUSKEY, Head of Junior School PE at KCS Wimbledon, Gloucester Rugby January 2017
An excellent weekend! Fantastic communication!
CHRIS GIBBONS, Director of Sport at Northcote Lodge, Worcester Warriors January 2017
Really happy with the services we were provided from start to finish, as soon as we stepped on to the coach we were looked after brilliantly and the basketball and Warriors game were a great a experience for the boys. Would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of doing a similar trip!
GARY MERCER, Kelvinside Academy School – Rugby Tour to Bath, January 2017
A great 3 days in Bath a central location of the YMCA was ideal for our age group where we had no transport to deal with all shops / ammenties accessable. Personally I cannot think of any improvements to the tour as it was well thought out ie trips away from Bath (Farleigh House and on the final day to play Chew Valley RFC in a fixture close to Bristol Airport.
BEN BERRYMAN, RGS High Wycombe – Hockey Tour to Barcelona, January 2017
The tour was excellent. The boys and staff had a great time. Highly enjoyable and the service provided by LWTL made the whole process of organising the tour straightforward and efficent.
ALEX MCARDLE – Ipswich Grammar School, Australia Rugby Tour to the UK – December 2016
We had a fantastic time and more importantly the tour arrangements you put in place ran like clockwork. Thank you. The only complaint was the Wallaby’s performance at Twickenham.
DAVID ATKINSON, Dr Challoners Grammar School – Cricket Tour to India, December 2016
An excellent tour with a good balance of cricket and sightseeing. A fantastic experience for the boys, who engaged fully with the experience and the environment.
NICK MURRAY, Colchester Grammar School tour to Italy, October 2016
This was the third time we have toured Italy with Living With The Lions Sports Travel and its gets better each time. Excellent service from start to finish. Would recommend them to anyone
HAYLEY DOBSON, Royal Latin School Rugby & Hockey tour to Spain, October 2016
We had a great time on tour, it was fantastic. The location of the hotel was ideal as there was access to a supermarket, the beach and other amenities. Thanks to you and your team for organising such a great tour.
RODDY DEANS, Merchiston Castle Rugby Tour to New Zealand, July/August 2016
Our tour to New Zealand was one in which the squad enjoyed immensely and this is in no small part down to the excellent organisational skills of the people at Living With The Lions.
SIMON VINCENT, Tour Leader, Bryanston School Rugby Tour to Canada – July 2016
We all had a great tour and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities laid on. As it turned out there was a nice pace to the tour and the break at the Eco lodge came at a great time. Particularly good from the boys’ point of view were the training sessions at the Molson Stadium and the Tim Horton Stadium, which made a real impact.
LOUISE CATCHPOLE, Clifton College hockey and netball tour to Canada – July 2016
The tour was the best we have ever done, the organisation, communication, expertise, Mike’s knowledge and Canada is wonderful. The girls had an amazing time and I will only tour with you guys…
JAMIE SHORE-NYE, Director of Sport, City Of London Freemen’s School tour to South America – July 2016
Our Rugby and Hockey tour to South America was fantastic, it was such an amazing destination. The people we met in Chile and Argentina were so welcoming and friendly, and the sport was of a high standard. Our visit to the Iguazu falls capped off an amazing tour, it was a truly spectacular experience that will live long in the memory.”
JAMES WINDEATT, Hull Collegiate School, Sri Lanka Tour July 2016.
This has to go down as the best Sports Tour that the school has ran; not only were fixtures competitive across the board in the five sports that were played, but the life experiences and memories that will remain with the 47 tourists and five members of staff were worth every penny spent. The highlights for the pupils were the Elephant Orphanage, Turtle Sanctuary – especially releasing some babies back into the ocean and the Rainbow Centre.”
JACKIE ATKINSON, Newcastle High School for Girls – Hockey & Netball tour to Sri Lanka, July 2016
LWTL provided a first class professional service for our 2016 hockey and netball tour to Sri Lanka. Communication was clear and punctual ensuring that we remained on top of all the pre tour administration. The ground agents in Sri Lanka were excellent and support when a player was injured was first class. A varied and interesting itinerary was tailored to our requirements with first class accommodation at a very competitive price. A great tour reflecting the attention to detail that LWTL are prepared to offer.
DICKY THOMAS, St Benedicts, Ealing Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka March 2016
Excellent service throughout – Carrie was wonderful! Hiti, our guide, was outstanding – a wonderfully kind, efficient and cultured man. I should like to return to Sri Lanka Easter 2018
KERRI BRADLEY, Dauntsey’s School – Paris 1/2 Marathon March 2016
The weekend was AMAZING! Beyond amazing actually, so thank you lots! All 26 runners completed the race with some excellent times, one of our boys came 2nd in the junior section! Carrie was simply EXCELLENT!
RUTH FETTES, Wellington College – Basketball Tour to Barcelona January 2016
The tour was excellent. It was a great success. We had a great time in Barcelona, many positives and with some tweaking could have been better
RICHIE DAWSON-SMITH, KCS Wimbledon – Hockey Tour to Barcelona December 2015
Excellent, from start to finish everything ran smoothly and all the people I met from LWTL were fantastic.
LUKE GOODMAN – Bristol Grammar School Tour to the Belfast, October 2015
Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for all your organisation that went in to the Belfast trip. It was a fantastic experience for the boys and a perfect mix of competitive sporting fixtures, culture and fun! The itinerary kept us busy and allowed us to maximise the opportunities available. Belfast is a perfect location for this mini-tour and the schools that hosted us were brilliant!
RAY PARK – St Margaret Mary’s College (Australia) Tour to the UK, September 2015
I have had the pleasure of working with Jo from ‘Living with the Lions Sports Travel’ on two occasions, 2013 and 2015, when she expertly organised the UK component of our international sporting tours from Australia. Jo’s understanding of our requirements was clearly evident on both tours. The schools that we visited for fixtures and for billeting were outstanding. The suggested places to visit, things to do and informational tours were also exceptional. Jo’s attention to detail and providing support to me as tour leader whilst in the UK were invaluable. I thoroughly recommend ‘Living with the Lions Sports Travel’ to anyone thinking of organising an international sporting tour. I will most certainly be utilising the services of this company again when we return in 2017.
DAVID GUTHRIE – RGS High Wycombe, Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka, July 2015
“The boys and staff all had a fantastic time, we would recommend Living with the Lions and Sri Lanka to anyone”
CHRIS McCAREY – Belfast Royal Academy, South Africa Rugby Tour, July 2015
The tour was fantastic!! The best I have been on, rugby activities, organisation etc. I would like to thank you once again for all your efforts and please pass on my gratitude to Sue who was also excellent.
MARK HANSLIP – St Edwards School Oxford, Australia Rugby & Hockey Tour, July 2015
All the feedback we have had has been extremely positive. I cannot thank you enough for putting together this tour, which I think is very good value for money and offers the pupils so much to see and do. Thank you for your time, expertise and support in putting together our tour. Overall an amazing and wonderful once in a life time experience.
BRUCE RUSSELL – Fettes College Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka, Easter 2015
This was an exceptional trip, in a beautiful welcoming country, with a perfect blend of difficulty in our matches, played in spectacular stadia of very varying types, including two international venues”
JULIE VELASCO – Thomas’ Clapham Prep School, Hockey Tour to South Africa, March 2015
This is my 5th tour to South Africa and most definitely the best we have experienced.
BEN EVERS – Berkhamsted School, Hockey to Spain, Feb 2015
Thank you again for all your hard work on this tour. It was perfectly organised from start to finish, the matches, were a good standard and we got the balance just about right between activities, practices and matches. I would highly recommend to anybody who might be interested to travel with LWTL
JAMES CLARK – KCS Wimbledon Rugby to Dubai – Feb 2015.
The tour was outstanding!!! We had a great time. Thank you
GAVAN TWINING – Knox Grammar School – Inbound Cricket, July 2014.
Just wanted to let you know that we have had a great time in England. The games were fantastic and well matched for the boys, both juniors and seniors. The service from Living with Lions over here has been awesome. They have called every day and visited us at games several times and had drinks with us on first night. Thanks again for everything and the trip has been great – one of the best we have done!
MICHAEL GRAVES – CANBERRA GRAMMAR SCHOOL – INBOUND CRICKET TOUR, JULY 2014.
I just wanted to say to you both great job and thanks so much for making our trip as wonderful as it was. It was nice to see how the lads went about the Tour and engaged through all the activities you had planned. Also, it was great to see the competitive spirit alive and well amongst them. A big thank you to Jo for organising the logistics of the trip and making it all happen! And to Patrick, thank you yet again for your contribution. We have enjoyed your company and much appreciate your hands on approach. We hope to see you in two years’ time so start organising ahead – we would appreciate the same weather as this year thanks.
DUNCAN SIMPSON – CHELTENHAM COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL – RUGBY TOUR TO BARCELONA 2014
That was quite simply one of the best sports tours I have been on in 13 years. I have been on some slick and polished tours over the years, but this tour was the first one I have been on where the team has felt properly welcomed… The team were fantastic and in particular knew what we wanted from the tour and provided this. The hotel was fantastic, especially the location and there was not one part of the whole tour I would change when we return in 2016.’
NICK MURRAY – COLCHESTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL – RUGBY TOUR TO ITALY 2014
Everything went really well…. the organisation from start to finish was first rate and all went really smoothly.. ‘
LUKE GOODMAN – BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL – RUGBY, HOCKEY & NETBALL TOUR TO S. AFRICA 2014
SA was AMAZING, such a great itinerary; kids, staff and parents had such an unforgettable experience and much of that is down to your organisation, so thank you!’
WAYNE MUNRO-SMITH – DONCASTER RFC – RUGBY TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA 2014
Initial contact great and Carrie has been outstanding during the lead up to the tour…LWTL were excellent and highly recommended.’
JOHN TIDBALL – KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL, BATH – RUGBY & NETBALL TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA 2014
The tour structure was excellent and with a few tweaks would have been outstanding. However the fixtures, hosting, weather all added to this and contributed to this being one of the most successful large co-ed tours I have been involved with during my time at KES.’
JONATHAN THOMAS – CHIPPING NORTON SCHOOL – RUGBY & HOCKEY TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA 2014
Extremely impressed with the level of organisation prior and during the tour. Everything was sorted out well in advance and communicated with us at every step – made me feel at ease with the tour.’
GAVAN TWINING – KNOX GRAMMAR SCHOOL – CRICKET TOUR 2014 TO THE UK
Just wanted to let you know that we have had a great time in England. The games were fantastic and well matched for the boys, both juniors and seniors. The service from Living with Lions over here has been awesome. They have called every day and visited us at games several times and had drinks with us on the first night. Thanks again for everything and the trip has been great – one of the best we have done!”
HAYLEY BARROWCLIFF – LORD WANDSWORTH COLLEGE PARENT – CRICKET TOUR 2014 TO SRI LANKA
Thanks Jo for everything you did this end – I’m sure everyone will tell you how fantastic and successful the whole trip was (we even managed a few wins and given the standard of cricket over there and the climate, this was a fabulous achievement for our players!!). Many thanks once again”
JONATHAN ARSCOTT – TONBRIDGE SCHOOL – HOCKEY TOUR 2014 TO HOLLAND
Overall a super trip. The best rep I have ever had. Bike tour superb. Matches very good, coach and hotel excellent. Food really good. Driving there was great. I am on to thinking about next tour already!”
ROB SCHILLING – KCS WIMBLEDON – BOYS HOCKEY TOUR 2013 TO BARCELONA
Hi Tom. I just wanted to say thank you to you and Jo for an amazing tour. Can you also forward my thanks to the ground staff & everyone else that helped us. They were amazing throughout. On the whole I thought this was a great tour, the kids loved it and I would be very interested to bring my team back if not every year definitely every other year.”
ALEX McCARDLE – IPSWICH GRAMMAR SCHOOL BRISBANE – BOYS RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO UK
Thanks for everything Jo & Rachel, you’ve been fantastic. Hope we can link up again with future tours”
LUKE GOODMAN – BRISTOL ROYAL GRAMMAR – BOYS RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO NORTHERN IRELAND
The tour has been fantastic – both staff and the boys have loved it all – it’s been an extremely worthy experience for them…”
TOM BUTT – LYCEUM ALPINUM SWITZERLAND – BOYS CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO ANTIGUA, St KITTS & NEVIS
Thanks to all @lwtlsports for an awesome tour to the Caribbean. It was excellent & thoroughly enjoyable for all involved. The service was very good from LWTL with prompt replies to calls and emails”
ANDREW DIGAN – DARAMALAN COLLEGE AUSTRALIA – BOYS RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO THE UK
Tom, I just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks very much for looking after us on Tour. We had a great time.”
RAY PARKS – ST MARGARET MARYS COLLEGE AUSTRALIA – GIRLS FOOTBALL & NETBALL TOUR 2013 TO THE UK & FRANCE
We had the time of our lives. Can I again express my eternal gratitude for the work and personal care that we experienced. I so loved meeting Joanna and Rachel and the fact that you came to our games is a wonderful testament to the quality of the work that you do. As long as I am with SMMC we will always travel with you on our tours to the UK.”
MIKE PYRGOS – BRYANSTON – RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO MALAYSIA & AUSTRALIA
The pre tour preparation and attention to detail was second to none and this included getting visas for over 40 people and helping to prepare our risk assessments. The company also came to school about 6 months before our departure to answer both my questions and those of the parents. Due to circumstances beyond my control some of our boys had to pull out about 3 months before departure due to England call ups and the company took this in their stride and helped me organise replacements and all the complications that arose from this. The tour itself went like clockwork and a lot of time had gone into getting the correct fixtures for us and both the billeting and the hotels were first class. The whole trip went without a hitch and I would thoroughly recommend Living with the Lions to any school wishing to organise a tour of any sort.”
LOUISE CATCHPOLE – CLIFTON COLLEGE – HOCKEY & NETBALL TOUR 2013 TO SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA
A fantastic tour with a brilliant and supportive tour company.”
MARK HANSLIP – ST EDWARD’S SCHOOL OXFORD – RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO ITALY
“Our tour to Italy was a great success and you were very accommodating, cost effective and flexible.”
CHRIS MORGAN – TONBRIDGE SCHOOL – RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO SOUTH AFRICA
“Overall it was a fantastic tour. LWTL were superb in every department. There is not much I would change at all. Ideally the “easier” games would have been slightly tougher.
TREVOR TUNNICLIFFE – LOUGHBOROUGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO SRI LANKA
I just want to thank you for all your efforts which has made this tour very special for all of us. The guide was fantastic and the venues, hotels and arrangements were fabulous. The transport, baggage handling and general courtesy of everyone made the whole experience stress free and very special. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone interested in undertaking a tour in the future.
Congratulations, you have a cracking team!”
KEVIN SHAW – DULWICH COLLEGE – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO ANTIGUA & ST KITTS & NEVIS
First I’d like to thank you for setting up such a great tour. It was an amazing trip to three fabulous islands all with their own distinct characters. All the boys, parents and staff on the trip had a fantastic time and the trip went without a hitch, so many thanks. A truly memorable time for all concerned. Fantastic memories ”
LUKE COLBRON – SYDNEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO THE UK
Carrie was fantastic, very approachable and efficient. Contacted us daily re our tour progress ”
MARK ATKINSON – ELITE CRICKET SYDNEY – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO THE UK
I just want to say a huge thanks to all of you who helped make the Elite Cricket England tour such a brilliant experience on and off the field.Your efforts Joanna were very much appreciated.”
MARK SHIELDS – BELFAST ROYAL ACADEMY – SRI LANKA, CRICKET TOUR 2013
The tour was outstanding, we appreciate how you accommodated late changes and gave us such a varied and exciting itinerary.”
MARK BAKER, NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL – SRI LANKA, CRICKET TOUR 2013
Fantastic tour, excellent service, personal touch and commitment from Rachel”
EMMA CROZIER, DAUNTSEY’S SCHOOL – PARIS HALF MARATHON 2013
Just to let you know that we had a FABULOUS weekend! So thank you very, very much again Rachel – you did us proud!”
MARK SEMMENCE, RUGBY SCHOOL – INDIA, CRICKET TOUR 2012
Thank you for all your help; the tour was a great success and we would certainly like to talk about our next one”
JAMES CLARK, KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON – UK, RUGBY TOUR 2012
The tour was quality. Thanks. It went very well.”
NICK MURRAY, COLCHESTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL – ITALY, RUGBY TOUR 2012
We were very pleased with all aspects of the tour and would certainly use the services of LWTL again.”
LAURA BRODERICK, THE PERSE SCHOOL – HOLLAND, HOCKEY TOUR 2012
We had a fantastic tour with high quality hockey and interesting and fun excursions. I would definitely recommend LWTL to any schools looking for a dedicated and professional tour company who give a personal service. I am already looking forward to planning the next tour ”
SEAN BOYLE, IPSWICH SCHOOL – GOTHIA CUP SWEDEN – JULY 2012
Living With The Lions has been tremendous throughout and the quality and quantity of communication has been first rate.”
IAN SUTCLIFFE, KING’S ELY SCHOOL – NEW YORK, CHOIR TOUR 2012
We had an excellent time and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I would like to thank Jo for all her hard work. The memory will live long all our minds! Thank you.”
GEOFF KIESWETTER, BISHOPS COLLEGE CAPE TOWN – UK CRICKET 2012
I have had only very positive feedback from boys and parents….Thank you for making things so easy for us. It was very comforting knowing that you were just a phone-call away.”
MATT GIBSON, KCS WIMBLEDON – SRI LANKA CRICKET 2012
Thanks to Living With The Lions for organising a faultless tour as well as all our hosts and opponents in Sri Lanka who were hospitable beyond belief and made this tour the success it undoubtedly was.”
BILLY DAVISON & CHRIS GIBBONS, SHREWSBURY HOUSE SCHOOL – RUGBY SOUTH AFRICA 2012
Sincere thanks for the trip, Tom….we had a lot of luck along the way but even so it really was an exceptional tour. Thank you to you and your colleagues. As a whole we would say the trip was outstanding for both the boys and the staff involved.”
MARK RACKHAM, IPSWICH SCHOOL – BROWNS PORTUGAL RUGBY 2011
The tour itself, the services and facilities at “Browns” were fantastic, the only thing that would have improved the tour would have been stronger opposition. Rachel at Living With The Lions was outstanding throughout, always on hand to help solve or answer questions.”
GARETH ROOTS, PERSE SCHOOL – ST LUCIA CRICKET 2011
Thank you for all your hard work and help on the trip, we all enjoyed it immensely and I thought Living With The Lions did an excellent job once again. No complaints from my end!”
STEVE SCHOFIELD, MAIDWELL HALL – ANTIGUA CRICKET 2011
I thought you were all excellent. It was by far the best run tour and as the person in charge, it was the easiest for me. This meant I could focus on the coaching rather than hoping teams turn up – which has been the case in the past. You yourself have been a credit to your company and I will certainly be looking for your help on the next tour.”