Testimonials - Red Lion Football
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Hundreds of football fans have enjoyed our tailored tours since Red Lion Football was established in 2007. Those tours have left our football family with thousands of memories – meeting a hero like Mark Schwarzer, watching Manchester United play at the Theatre of Dreams, playing against the Chelsea academy side or just seeing snow for the first time. Memories forged on our tours will stay with us forever. Here are some of them:

Ken Mitchell - Northern Fury FC High Performance Caoch


From the moment the itinerary was set for the NQ Football U19 European Tour you could tell it was going to be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

To experience football at the biggest clubs in the world in three different countries is something that anyone who has the opportunity to do must do.

Everyday of the 17-day tour was packed with training, games, stadium tours, Premier League matches in each country and sightseeing in some of the most beautiful cities and cultures in the world.

The highlight for everyone was to get a double dose of FC Barcelona by seeing a Champions League game at Camp Nou and then playing against Barcelona’s academy side in the club’s new training facilities. That, in itself, was an experience to behold.

The tour was so professionally run by Red Lion Football Tours and Complete Sports Solutions the tour party only needed to take in all the attractions on offer and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience of world-class football.

Jason Kearton - Brisbane Roar FC Goalkeeping coach and former professional Footballer


I’m a former professional goalkeeper who played in the UK for 13 years (1988-2001) with teams including Everton, Crewe Alexandra, Stoke City, Blackpool and Notts County.

I have been fortunate enough to be involved with Red Lion Football’s UK goalkeeper tours since their inception in 2007. The 2011 tour will be my fourth trip back and apart from the actual flights (those who have done the trip will know what I mean) I can’t recommend this tour highly enough.

I have been involved in the game as a player or goalkeeper coach now for the best part of 36 years and I still come back from each tour learning new skills and information from the coaches the kids are training with.

Believe me, this tour is even better than it looks on your computer screen. Not only will your child experience a knowledgeable trip football-wise, they will also develop new life skills, which a trip to the other side of the world will bring.

So start saving up now and I look forward to seeing you on a future tour.

Miron Bleiberg - Former Brisbane Roar & Gold Coast United Head Coach


I have attended a Red Lion Football Tour to the UK and can recommend their professionalism to anyone looking for the “real deal” in a football tour.

Red Lion Football tours helped me access some of the largest clubs in the UK – clubs like Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City – so I could look at their academy set ups and structures. The guys at Red Lion helped me immensely with their extensive network of clubs and contacts.

If you are looking for a football specific tour run by football people, Red Lion Football are the only people I would recommend for the full experience.

Derek Lennon - Director of Football, Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)

“I was very impressed with the tour itineraries that Red Lion Football offered our college on our tours. The players are given the opportunity to increase their football knowledge, ability and athleticism and experience life as a professional athlete. I highly recommend Red Lion Football to any club, team or school wanting to travel on a first class Football tour.”

Matt Warr - Director of Football, St Laurence's College

“We have used Red Lion for 3 tours now and would not use anyone else, from start to finish their service is first class and the tour itineraries and the clubs they can access is simply fantastic”

Tony Canning - Director of Football, The Scots College Sydney

“Red Lion Football is a company I would highly recommend, they are very professional and well organised, their breadth of expertise within the industry enables them to offer excellent Football touring opportunities. Our tour in 2015 was amazing, training at the first team facility of FC Barcelona was a real eye opener for our students”

Dale Zimmerlie – Head of Football Cavendish Road SHS Brisbane

“We have taken 4 International tours and Red Lion organised everything from flights to accommodation, games and sessions for what has been the most amazing sporting experiences of our lives, I would not hesitate to recommend Red Lion for any School or club looking for the real deal in tours” Knowledgeable Football people who know what you want in a tour.”

Arthur Lambos: Head of Football Sydney Grammar School

We had an amazing time from start to finish and I cant thank the Red Lion staff enough for their attention to detail and nothing was too much trouble. The live games were fantastic and our players will remember this experience for the rest of their lives.

We cant wait to do it all again, and there is only one company we will use Red Lion!