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George Shepherd

Burleigh Travel Sports Tour Co-ordinator

George Shepherd

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Biography:

George has recently joined Burleigh Travel having previously worked for two companies highly focused on customer service. Having grown up being heavily involved in sport and interested in travel, George saw a perfect opportunity to incorporate his passions with his career. 

George’s main sport has always been football. When he was younger he played for Cirencester Town and represented the Stroud District schools. More recently he has been playing for Chalford AFC. George also had a spell playing basketball for Stroud Sharks and Gloucester Jets alongside playing for the South West regional team. He then went on to coach the South West team winning tournaments in Belgium and Sweden as well as leading Stroud Sharks to its highest ever finish in a national competition. 

George's interest in travel started when he had the opportunity to play in a number of tournaments for the South West regional team across Europe. George then took some time to travel across Thailand after college and is keen to explore more destinations in the future.

Favourite Sports Tour Destination:

"Belgium – fantastic facilities for all sports mixed with a wide range of culture."

Most Memorable Travel Experience:

"Kayaking down the Ping River, Chaing Mai, Thailand. "

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Holiday in Thailand, Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

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George (white) playing for Gloucester Jets

Fact File:

Nickname: Shep

Favourite Sport: Football

Best Achievement: Sport related - winning a tournament in Belgium with the South West regional squad. Non-sport related – My son, Oscar

Favourite Sports Team: Birmingham City

Favourite Sports Personality: Anthony Joshua

Countries Visited: Thailand, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, Czech Republic and Ireland.

Random Fact: I once coached against the former GB and LA Lakers player, Steve Bucknall.

 

 George's Burleigh Travel Inside Line: 

"Don’t just think about it, experience it!"

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Testimonials

  • The tour was fantastic! We went as lads and Dads, and we had the best laugh and experience with the boys I've ever had in all my years of touring!

    Barker Butts RFC U14s tour to the Bognor Rugby Festival

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