Our story

In 1996, after hosting touring teams from abroad for many years and seeing the positive impact touring had on students, I decided to organise a tour for my outstanding rugby team at Ysgol Gyfun Gymreag Glantaf. We travelled to Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Seattle. The experience changed their lives and its repercussions led to me starting Sbri (Welsh for “fun”) Sports Tour in 2001.

Planning sports tours for students is our speciality. Customised to meet their needs and budget, we always aim to give the best value for money so their experiences are as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Our contacts at home and abroad have detailed knowledge and experience and are invaluable in helping us to put the right package together to ensure the success of each tour.

Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, we work with you, to plan your tour.

Our mission

To organise a sporting experience abroad that gives you an opportunity to explore the country: enrich your knowledge of its history, its people, their culture and lives along with challenging sporting fixtures.

Our key team

Meet our dedicated team of sports tour specialists, offering extensive knowledge, innovative touring ideas and a personal approach.

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Peter Manning
Managing Director
Over the past forty years, I have developed a wealth of experience in both sport and travel. From college, I played rugby for Bridgend RFC and Cardiff RFC. My rugby career overlapped the start of my teaching career when I taught PE at St. Cyres in Penarth, for eight years. I was then appointed Head of PE at Ysgol Glantaf in Cardiff. The department built up a formidable rugby reputation with many touring schools wanting the opportunity to play against us. It was a natural progression for the department to extend the rugby opportunities for our teams and so we too began touring abroad. The experience of touring as a rugby team forged some tremendous friendships and unforgettable memories within each touring party. My personal touring experiences continued when I was appointed Team Manager with the Cardiff Blues and my network of contacts across the world became more extended. When I finished working with the Cardiff Blues, PE colleagues began asking if I could organise tours for them as they had neither the time or the contacts to do so themselves - and so, in 2001, SBRI Sports Tours was launched.
Rhodri Manning
For the past twenty years, I have worked for Cardiff Rugby as Head Analyst. This position has involved constant travelling within the UK, Europe, South Africa and the Far East. In addition, I have had the privilege of working and travelling with The Barbarians FC on several tours; the largest tour was to Hong Kong playing against the British & Irish Lions. My extensive travelling experiences have given me the opportunity to form a large network of friends throughout the world and these with sporting contacts have provided invaluable insight and support when organising our sports tours. I have a vision to widen the horizons of Sbri Tours and to give many students and supporters the opportunity to experience the thrills of touring.

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