Back in 2002, a group of 32 avid supporters, comprising mainly of family and friends of the players took our first tour to Malaysia for the Mens Hockey World Cup. The next year, a cricket tour to the Caribbean expanded our tour options, before 2004 saw us undertake a major tour to the Olympics in Athens, which started a trend that has grown to major tours to subsequent events in Beijing (2008), London (2012) Rio (2016) & Tokyo (2020). The sports and supporter groups we now work with have also expanded to include Hockey, Rowing, Water Polo, Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, Volleyball, Rugby, Softball, Baseball, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Football, Golf & Netball.

We now look after thousands of people every year, travelling to various World Championships, World Cups and other domestic and international events in their respective sports across the sporting globe

With agencies in key countries, plus partnerships with a number of national sporting organisations, we provide a unique experience to all the events we attend, which is why people consistently return to travel with us year after year. You wont find any tours similar to ours anywhere else, as we specifically provide unique tours to selected events that no-one else caters for.


We now have full-time offices and staff in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as a range of agents located in over 20 countries around the world.


Paul Kelly

Managing Director

With a background in Sports Management and coaching, the opportunity to move into the sports travel market back in 2002 was too hard to ignore for someone who is a keen follower of pretty much every sport going around.

PK’s passion for travel and sport has seen him travel to over 40 countries with several more on the “to-do” list for major events in the next few years, including leading tours for some of our new sports with his interesting dress choices

Mobile: +61. 413 480 433
Skype: pkelly888


Frank Scerri


Frank joined SportsLink International after 25 years in the travel industry, having set up an run several successful businesses in that time. Frank was responsible in setting up our own full service travel agency – SportsLink Travel and his passion and drive for travel is evident to any of our clients who work with him.

Frank has travelled to over 70 countries and is determined to hit 100 countries over the next few years with new tours coming up.

Mobile/Whatsapp: 0411 245 679
Skype: frankscerri44

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Simone Fernon

Head of Group Travel

From a young age Simone dedicated herself to sports in Country Victoria, including Basketball, Volleyball and Netball, before moving to Melbourne, working up to managing a travel store

Simone has over 13 years experience in the Travel industry, being lucky enough to visit over 50 countries. Simone’s specialties including managing our major national events for large sporting groups, with her bubbly personality and passion for looking after clients.

Phone: (03) 85953061


Aspa Papalitsas

Head of Travel Management

From her time as a Flight Attendant, to working as a travel consultant, moving on to managing events, conferences and Corporate Travel, Aspa has had a long career and extensive experience in the travel industry.

Coming onboard to head up our Travel Management area, working with our National Sporting Organisations on their travel needs, Aspa’s drive and enthusiasm is a huge asset for all our partners and within the office.

Phone: (03) 85953069

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Lucy Jackson

Senior Groups Consultant 

Beginning her career in Arts Administration Lucy spent 8 years working in London in the classical music industry.  As an experienced Tour Manager Lucy organised tours for hundreds of children and adults overseas to destinations throughout Europe and further afield. After moving to Australia in late 2016 Lucy has developed her passion for group travel gaining valuable experience in both the retail and corporate sectors. Her love for travel and experiencing different cultures has led her to over 55 countries and she is excited to develop her career further in the industry

Phone: (03) 85953071


Mike Causer

Senior Consultant

Mike grew up playing competitive sports with a focus on basketball and AFL but has a great appreciation for all sports. From the age of 18 his passion for travel took over and he has travelled extensively spending months at a time off on adventures around the globe, visiting over 50 countries in the process. After having spent 5 years specialising in retail and luxury holidays with the Flight Centre Travel Group he is loving being able to join his passion for both sports and travel by providing our range of clients with amazing travel and sporting experiences around the world

Phone: (03) 85953073


Cheree Rowlands

Finance Manager

Having worked in various roles in the travel and retail industries early on in her career, Cheree came on board with SportsLink Travel early on as a part-time consultant after taking some time off to have her 2 boys, who continue to remain a focus as she balances career and family.

As our business grew, Cheree’s interest and talents shone out to move into managing the financial aspects of the business, managing the systems to control payments for clients, partners and suppliers and continues to keep everything on track

Phone: (03) 85953065

Murray Scott

Murray Scott

General Manager NZ 

Murray has spent over 30 years in the travel industry, working for Contiki Travel in Europe, then heading their operations in New Zealand before coming onboard in 2016 to run our NZ business. Hugely respected within the industry and with a wealth of experience and knowledge, Murray continues to lead groups to various events each year with great distinction.

A keen supporter of Rugby and Cricket in particular, tours have included the past five Rugby World Cups and numerous cricket tours to Australia, England, India, Sri Lanka & South Africa

Mobile: +64 212 830 865

Our values

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Whether they are the life long memories for our clients from the events we attend, the people they meet, the heroes they watch, the opportunities we provide for the disadvantaged groups we work with, or the workplace environment for our staff every day, these are the activities that drive us in what we do

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People before profits, morals before money, and ethics before economics are the values we instill in all our staff to ensure we maintain the highest standards in everything we do. We always aim to be open and honest in every situation and treat everyone with dignity and respect no matter their background

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In todays world, technology keeps people apart. Our clients aren't just numbers, we connect on a personal level, we provide engagement between athletes and devoted fans, provide opportunities to interact with local communities in countries we travel to, and develop bonds with our staff, suppliers, agents and contractors to bring people closer together

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Whether it is the standards we set ourselves in servicing our clients, or the results we cheer our teams on to achieve, we always set out to reach the highest possible goals, without limits. Just like a good sports team, we are always looking for ways to continually improve and achieve the most out of every day in a positive way

What our customers say

Well done to Sportslink Travel for putting together safe, comfortable hotels, great tours and well organised overall tour!! 2019 FIBA WORLD CUP

FIBA World Cup 2019 Participant

Had a fantastic time. It was made so easy for us. Location was perfect, easy to get around. Great bunch of people. We will certainly be keen for another trip. 2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP

RWC 2019 Participant

Thank you for all that you did in preparing this tour. It was a great success and SportsLink International will be who I put forward to the school to use in coming years/sport tours.

Loreto Toorak (USA Rowing tour)

Your tour leaders were excellent. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that my son and I were looked after

Football World Cup Tour 2014

Already thinking of Tokyo and will definitely go with you guys again

Steve Martin Brazil 2016 Tour

Thanks for making my Olympics/Rio trip an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Raelene Trimper Brazil 2016 Tour

As a sponsor of Hockey Australia, SportsLink International have been great to work with in arranging tours to all our major events to support the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos. We would certainly recommend them for anyone looking for a tour

Shane Tonkin (Hockey Australia Sponsorship Manager)

The Brisbane Roar Beijing tour was a FANTASTIC trip, great value and filled full of activities! One of the best experiences of my life. I met a lot of fantastic people including the wonderful staff from Sportslink and can’t wait…
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Christina Somerville (Brisbane Roar ACL Tour 2012)

The assistance provided by SportsLink staff was above expectation. We experienced a medical emergency whilst travelling and again SportsLink staff were there to assist us with any problems we faced and with haste. Thank you SportsLink!

Softball World Championships (Tour 2015)