Whatever your Sport or Leisure interest, look inside this site to see how Esselle Sports can help you!


Are you Sports or Leisure Event Organiser? Want to create a Hotels database for your Events’ participants? Need help organising your Event?


Are you a Hockey Club Manager or Rugby Coach? Need a Football tour abroad or want to take a Soccer Tour to the U.K.? Want to take part in a European Tournament?


Are you participating in an Event, and want a Hotel to stay at? With our vast knowledge and partnerships with Hotels we can get competitive rates.


Esselle Sports Management was founded by Les and Stephen Rigby in 1991, as a consolidation of business and sporting experience covering more than 40 years, with the aim of concentrating on three major areas of interest – Leisure and Recreation, Sports Promotions and Travel. From offices based in rural Lancashire, but close to the hub of the sporting north-west of England, this rapidly expanding company has already made a considerable impact.

A few things we’re great at

Organising Sporting and Recreational events Improving Skill and Knowledge levels of Sporting participants world-wide. These specialist divisions are now providing expertise in several important areas i.e. Organising any event be it Sport, Recreation or Business-related Tours, Travel and Hotels Sports Tour specialists for Football/Soccer, Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Lacrosse and Bowls The Esselle group can provide it’s clients the expertise and professionalism to help you and your Organisation in any of the above areas and those within this web-site.

England Hockey

June 1st 2007 saw the start of Esselle Sports Management’s relationship with England Hockey

Bowling Groups

We have many groups and tournaments.


This includes: Complete travel arrangements – flights, coaches, car hire, tickets, visas etc. Budget to five-star accommodation at hotels, holiday centres, motels, self-catering, B & B, full or half board or homestays with host families. Sporting arrangements – local grounds, indoor facilities, golf , sight seeing, competition at all levels. As consultants to Holiday Club Pontin’s in the U.K. we can also offer year round rates at over 9 locations in the British Isles, for a combination of value-for-money, and if required, fixtures against local opposition at any level of competition. Entry into Tournaments worldwide. Courier available if required.

Spectator Tours

We also specialise in spectator tours and are currently negotiating to organise trips to :

  • Grand Prix races
  • Rugby Internationals
  • Football Internationals
  • European Championships
  • Test Cricket
  • Rugby World Cup
  • Grand National Weekend

Incoming Tours

Tours coming to the U.K. are another Esselle strong point. With Esselle’s connections to Premier and Football League teams the best of opposition can be sought, and with hundreds of groups looked after from all over the world, we believe nobody can do it better!

  • North American Associate Offices
  • Tournaments or Fixtures (Any Level of competition)
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers and tickets
  • Transport
  • Excursions
  • Holiday advice


We currently promote many leading festivals:

  • Gothia Cup ( Sweden, Summer)
  • Arsenal Festival (UK, Summer)
  • Dana Cup (Denmark, Summer)
  • Adria Cup (Italy, Summer)
  • Copa Maresme (Spain, Summer)
  • Welsh Super Cup (Formerly Ian Rush Cup) (Wales, Summer)
  • Dublin Cup (Ireland,Summer)


For further information about Esselle’s Exclusive Tours, contact Esselle Tours to discuss your requirements, or complete our Tours questionnaire to receive a proposal and brochure.


For a copy of our Terms & Conditions see below


All tours protected by Trust A/C as per EC directives

To ensure we prepare the Tour that is right for your Club or Team, please complete and submit our Tour Questionnaire as soon as possible.

Click here for questionnaire.

Our Ethos

We believe travel broadens the mind. But travel to any foreign country or even within the U.K. necessitates expense and causes a degree of uncertainty.

At Esselle, we can ease your mind on both counts. First, we believe in value for money and providing the best travel enjoyment for the lowest price. Secondly, we can remove the uncertainty by organising your tour from start to finish, designed solely to suit your requirements.


Rugby Union / Rugby League




Bowling – Crown and Flat Green




Our Expertise

We have an extensive portfolio of worldwide destinations to suit your needs. And if your tour choice isn’t in our book – it soon will be! Whatever the sport or activity you wish to play or watch, Esselle can organise the whole package.

Contact us

Please Call us on 01257 450991 . Email via the form below , or Visit us at

349 The Green, Eccleston. Chorley, Lancs. PR7 5PH