The Team - Elite Sports Travel

THE TEAM

It takes a special kind of person to make everything we do actually happen, and at Elite Sports Travel we’re lucky to have such a solid crew.  Find out a bit more about people behind it all below.

Ben Welch

Operations Director

Ben Welch is the Founder and Director of Operations at Elite Sports Travel. With an unashamed passion for travelling the world and watching sport in fine style, Ben is responsible for designing luxury sports holidays that hit his own sky-high quality expectations. Ben is never happier than when he’s turning left!

Ben Welch
John McLellan

John McLellan

Senior Sports Travel Consultant

John knows more about sport than anyone else – literally anyone. The company Statto has seen it and done it all before and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of everything Elite Sports Travel offers. John ties the whole band together and makes sure everything that should happen actually does. Regularly tosses a bit of left arm filth down the wicket on a Saturday for Watton-at-Stone CC and is quite happy to see DNB next to his name on the batting card!

Joel Rubenstein

Sports Travel Consultant

With a background of delivering sports travel experiences as an Englishman for an Australian company, in Australia, Joel has suffered his fair share of pom bashing, especially on the Ashes white wash of 2013-14. Joel has fairly recently joined EST and is looking forward to not having to explain his life choices in detail when watching sport with clients!

Joel Rubenstein
Aaron McCarthy

Aaron McCarthy

Social Media Executive

Aaron looks after our social media output, email marketing and keeps the website up to date. Aaron was without an NFL team before embarking on our 2021 Road Trip, so the clients all decided he needed a team. NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger pulled the New York Jets out of the hat for Aaron to support, cue much laughter in the room! We’re not laughing quite so much now the Jets smashed the 2022 Draft though. However, he also supports Arsenal so already knows what being a Jets fan is like.

David ‘Sven’ Rawlings

Freelance Tour Manager

Never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, Sven is always keen to step up and help deliver our customer experience programme on location at our various events around the world. He’s been helping out the team from the very early days and therefore has extensive first-hand experience in knowing exactly what our clients need, often before they even do. In his ‘other’ job, Sven works for the Red Bull F1 team and is therefore never more comfortable than when discussing the merits of Max’s 2021 World Championship win with Lewis fans!

David 'Sven' Rawlings
Virgyl Sowah

Virgyl Sowah

Freelance Videographer

Virgyl shoots, directs and edits all of our beautiful video footage from the various events we organise. He takes a good photo too, so most of the stunning shots you see on our website came from his camera. He has a sharp eye for detail and is extremely quick to capture the spirit and essence of the luxury events that we present. Also has a penchant for wearing non-prescription glasses, for fashion reasons apparently.

Ben Virgyl Neil
Sven Ben John

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