About us

Red Lion Football is a football tour company run by footballers for footballers. We've been in the football industry in one form or another for more than 25 years and in that time we have established unrivalled contacts. We can tailor tours to suit your needs and budget, from the UK to Europe, New Zealand to Japan. We specialise in giving young players a taste of life as a pro - training at the top academies, playing against pro academy opposition and watching the best players in the best leagues. But we can build tours to meet any needs, from teenagers to veterans to non-playing football fans.

Managing Director: Graham Ross

Graham RossGraham is a former professional footballer who has been involved in the game at the highest level for more than 25 years. For much of that time he has run a successful kit business, supplying playing and training gear to football clubs around Australia. Since begining Red Lion Football tours, Graham has built up an extensive knowledge of clubs in the UK and Europe. He is also a director of Complete Sports Solutions UK. Graham controls all UK and European tours. As a former goalkeeper, Graham is the driving force behind Red Lion Football's goalkeeper tours, sponsored by Sells.

Director: Alan McFarlane

Alan McFarlaneLike Graham, Alan is a former professional footballer. Along with his football knowledge, Alan brings more than 20 years of experience in the tour industry to Red Lion Football. Before joining the company, Alan ran his own tour company on the Gold Coast. At Red Lion Football, Alan controls all inbound Australian tours as well as the company's Asia division.

Director: Mark Acaster

Mark AcasterMark has been involved in football for more than two decades. He controls the financial side of Red Lion Football. Mark has attended many Red Lion Football tours, giving him an extensive knowledge of how our tours run. Mark also controls Red Lion Agencies, the football kit and equipment supply business he founded with Graham. Red Lion Agencies is a distributor for a number of high-profile football brands including Nike, Umbro, Sells and Admiral. They supply all the tour clothing for our tours.

Japan: Taro Urabe

Taro UrabeTaro is part of Red Lion's Japan team, customising and organising tours into the Asian football superpower.

Japan: Kanta Yamaguchi

Kanta YamaguchiKanta is one of the Japan specialists in the Red Lion team. A Japanese national, Kanta uses knowledge of football in Japan and his contacts to achieve the best results for Red Lion clients.

Administration: Beth Corbett

Beth CorbettBeth runs the administrative arms of both Red Lion Football tours and Red Lion Agencies. She controls the accounts and oversees the finances of each tour. Beth is based in our Capalaba office.

Travel Coordinator: James Hermiston (Travel Managers)

James HermistonJames is also a former professional player. He is a fully licensed travel agent and handles all our flights, travel insurance and any extra travel requirements before or after our tours including accommodation, internal flights, car hire and so on. James has an extensive knowledge of the UK and Europe having worked in the travel industry in London for many years. He now heads our Red Lion Football travel department in Australia for all tours.

Travel Coordinator: Katrina Pink (Travel Managers)

Katrina works with James coordinating our travel. She is involved in booking our flights, travel insurance and any extra travel arrangements. Katrina also has an extensive travel background with a good knowledge of the UK and Europe. She can assist you with both your tour and arrangements you may wish to make to continue your travels at the end of your tour.