Our Whānau (family)

Our specialist team of dedicated professionals all share a common set of passions - for people, sport, travel and the outdoors. We love what we do and we're committed to creating incredible, life-changing experiences for players and teams.

We believe our clients are as individual as fingerprints and we strive to create inclusive personalised tours that exceed the desired sporting objectives for every group.

Head of Sports Richard Gorrett

Richard Gorrett

Head of Sports Tours

A Welshman with a love for sport and travel, Rich now resides in NZ. As a football coach and player with extensive experience within education and sport travel, he's leading the development of Haka Sports Tours. 

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Fiona Love

Marketing Manager

Passionate about marketing, sport and travel. Fiona is the Group Marketing Manager for Haka Tourism Group and has extensive experience working for and bringing to life travel brands through the various marketing channels. 

Annika Kliewer

Annika Kliewer

Operations & Impact Coordinator

Annika combined her excitement for travel with the passion for sustainability. Starting this career studying Sustainability Tourism Management back in Germany the nature of her travel brought her around the world to New Zealand. Now she is part of our impact team and coordinating the operational activities.

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Hine Clarke

Key Account Manager

Hine is passionate about all things sport and joins the team with extensive experience in group and corporate travel! Over her career she has hosted groups to Melbourne Cup, Bathurst, Rugby 7s world wide, 2 Netball World Cups and much more. Haka Sports & Educational Tours enables Hine to combine all her skills, passion for sport and building relationships in one.

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Eleri Williams

Co-Founder & Director

Eleri has built an impressive career through her passion for education, sport & tourism. She founded the company with a vision of using business and tourism as a vehicle for growth, development and positive impact. 

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Ryan Sanders

Co-Founder & Director

Haka Tourism Group was born in 2007, when Ryan’s love of travelling and snowboarding inspired him to leave the corporate world. The company has grown to become an inspirational tourism success story with six separate businesses and multiple awards.


Emma Catto

Impact Project Co-ordinator

Emma is a postgraduate student at the University of Canterbury, currently researching the extent to which green training and development is adopted within NZX listed organisations. She has a huge passion for social and environmental sustainability and hopes to aid Haka Educational Tours to achieve their impact goals.

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Sarah Couling

Tour Operations Co-ordinator

Sarah comes from a aviation back ground combined with a love for everything sport. Being apart of  the Haka Sports Tours team gives me the opportunity to combine both passions into one for our clients.