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Established in 2016 by former New Zealand Football International, New Zealand All Whites and Wellington Phoenix head coach Ricki Herbert alongside business partner Shaun O’Brien, RH Sports Tours was created to not only provide a travelling team the platform to work from when home or abroad but to also enhance the experience for the travelling supporter, enthusiast and fan.

Tailoring sporting tour itineraries for travelling sports teams, supporters and fans can be a complex undertaking. With our in depth knowledge, local and international relationships RH Sports Tours aim to deliver a stress free and memorable travel experience for all.

RH Sports Tours cater to sports teams, supporters and fans wanting to travel overseas as well as those sporting groups wishing to travel to New Zealand and experience what we here in Aotearoa have to offer. RH Sports Tours also work alongside the Ricki Herbert Football Academy in providing tour packages for family and friends wanting to support their player while playing overseas on academy tours.

Alongside our football tours we will be offering access to many more global sporting events.

Our Team

Ricki Herbert
CNZM, Director RH Sports Tours Ltd

Ricki Herbert is a former New Zealand international and professional footballer who has the rare distinction of representing his country at FIFA World Cup Finals both as a player and as a coach. As a teenager, he was a member of the 1982 All Whites at the Spain finals. In 2010, he was head coach of the New Zealand side that went undefeated at the finals tournament in South Africa. He has coached professional clubs including the New Zealand Knights (2006-07), the Wellington Phoenix (2007-13) and North East United in the Indian Premier League (2014-15). Herbert was a member of FIFA’s technical coaching team at the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil, and in 2015 he coached the Papua New Guinea U-23 team to a bronze medal at the South Pacific Games. He was the head coach of the Maldives national side in 2015-16. Ricki is now Director of Football at St Peters, Cambridge.

Shaun O’Brien
Director, Business Manager RH Sports Tours Ltd

Shaun brings his love of travel and his passion for sport together here at RH Sports Tours Ltd. Having a love of travel has not only enabled Shaun to experience the world as an independent traveller over the past 30 years but has also allowed him to lead many international sporting tours. As well as working with RH Sports Tours Ltd Shaun currently holds a head coaching position with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. He is often found pitch side coaching youth football or at an international departure gate checking in the next team who are about to depart New Zealand for the next international tour.