About Us

Red Lion Football is an Elite International football touring 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 throughout the world. We can tailor tours to suit your needs and budget, from UK, Europe & Asia. We specialise in giving young players a taste of life as a professional through training sessions at the top clubs academies, playing against high quality clubs & academy opposition and attending the best games in the best leagues. 

We do it all from flights, accommodation, meals, transport, guides, sightseeing, training sessions, friendly games, stadium tours & live games.

'A true once in a lifetime experience'

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 15 years of experience in delivering tours to some of the worlds greatest sporting destinations.

  • Run over 20+ football specific tours out of Australia each year into major footballing nations.

  • Safety is paramount, with all of our tours protected under the ATOL & TTA schemes. All staff possess valid DBS or Blue Cards Disclosure certification & we have the ability to offer exclusive Locuro tracking on all tours.

  • Exclusive access to first team training facilities at many of the biggest clubs in Europe.

  • Trusted suppliers – Covering our accommodation & transport requirements.

  • And most importantly the most experienced, passionate & highly qualified staff to ensure we go above and beyond all expectations.

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Safety First

Safety of the touring party, in our eyes, is paramount to the tour, so we have put several procedures in place to ensure that both the parents and the children do not feel their safety is threatened throughout the tour.

  • Hotel & Coach Company
    All hotels & coach companies adhere to strict safety standards and are audited to maintain their high levels. Risk assessments are carried out on such things as fire hazards, windows, balconies, bathrooms and evacuation plans plus coach safety guidelines on driver hours, seat belts and carbon monoxide levels etc.

  • Crisis Management
    In the unlikely event that someone gets injured, there’s an accident or even a crisis, we have procedures in place, and our staff are trained to deal with any emergency. As part of this process, we have a duty manager on call 24/7 whilst a tour is taking place, so that if anything were to happen we have someone able to respond immediately, who can then contact the parents of the children back home.

  • First Aid
    All of our Tour Representatives are first aid trained, and we make sure that there is someone at the games who can deal with any injuries.

  • Covid Safe Plan

       All tours will be governed by each countries         Covid safe plan and each day on tour this             plan will be strictly adhered to ensuring all

       tour members are safe at all times.

Our Team

GENERAL MANAGER

Owner

Australian Office

Graham Ross

Bryan Llorente

Tom Shorey

Teresa Highfield

Jaume Canals

Mark Acaster

Financial Manager/Director

Australian Office

Taro Urabe

JAPAN Director

Australia/Japan Office

Chief Operations Manager

Australian Office

Chief Operations Officer

England Office

Chief Commercial Officer

Wales Office

Technical Director of Football

Spain Office