who we are and what we do

Sports Tours Europe runs a variety of sports tours to England and elsewhere in Europe. Started by the team at CMT Learning, who have been running residential summer sports programmes for young players since 2009, we work with some of the world’s top clubs, federations, coaches and sports scientists. 

We are motivated by creating exceptional sporting experiences for young people visiting England and Europe. 

Our focus is on the needs of young players and how to ensure they get the very best out of their tour experience. We are sports people and we’re passionate about the opportunities that international travel can provide. Our tours  promote confidence, teamwork, respect, skill progression and opportunities to engage with British players and teams. Sports Tours Europe is a trading Division of CMT Learning Ltd. We also offer programmes for individuals. For more information visit our sister site Euro Sports Camps here.


chris Trembath

Founder and Managing Director

Chris is the founder of Sports Tours Europe, CMT Learning and Euro Sports Camps. He is a trained accountant with many years’ experience in youth education and sports.

Dale Hobson


Dale worked as a consultant for Nike for many years and is now a Director of Nike Sports Camps UK and Sports Tours Europe. He has worked with teams and clubs all over the world at the highest levels of sport. Dale recognises what a valuable experience sports tours can provide for young players, leaving them with not just lasting memories but also new skills; building confidence, independence and maturity.

Rikki Mace

Operations Director

Rikki joined CMT Learning in 2012 as part of the operations team. He is now responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of all projects including staffing, logistics, safeguarding and programme development. He is also the Operations Director for Nike Sports Camps, planning the residential camp programmes for hundreds of young people from across the world.

tony wright

Tours Director

Tony was one of the founders of CMT Learning and has been working in youth sports and education since the end of his 20-year career as a professional cricketer. He has experience working with groups and teams from around the world, as well as a deep understanding of UK school sports and how to plan exciting outbound tours for young British players.


Project Manager

After working for Nike Sports Camps summer camps for a number of years, Jess joined the head office team in 2018. Working with Rikki, Jess organises logistics and activities on the ground, using her experience working on our sports camps to create the best possible experience for travelling groups and teams. Jess spent her childhood between Australia and the UK so knows exactly what it’s like for young people to travel and explore the world.

Paul Willis

Sports Tours Europe - USA Partner

Paul is the President and CEO of Seacoast United Sports Club, a youth sports organization that operates youth teams and facilities out of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Paul hails from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England and has been involved with US youth soccer for over 30 years. Paul sends teams over to the UK every year for unforgettable tours with Sports Tours Europe.

James Peterson

Sports Tours Europe - USA Partner

James is Director of Sales and Marketing for Seacoast United, and oversees the North American market for Sports Tours Europe, helping prospective North American Clubs bring teams over to the United Kingdom and Europe. A native Floridian, James moved to the UK during his university years to study in Oxford, where he was heavily involved in football (soccer!). With his transatlantic experience in youth sports he can provide invaluable guidance to travelling teams and groups.