About us

meet the grandmasters

Allan falck

Argentina

Allan grew up & spent his formative years in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was schooled at St Andrew’s College and earned the coveted Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, going on to play senior grade cricket & rugby.
Blessed having spent 42 years of his professional career in five different countries, Allan nurtured a portfolio of invaluable social & business contacts, while living in Melbourne, Chicago, Los Angeles & Buenos Aires. During his tenure in Los Angeles, Allan honed his passion for Football, as a Regional and State Qualified Referee, in the American A.Y.S.O. 

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MARK MARRIOT

England
Mark Marriott LLB (Honours) offers a different view. Established in 1967,father of three fabulous adults, a retired solicitor (15 years practice), Police Officer (Detective Constable), President of local Rugby Club Medway RFC, an England Rugby Football Union Leadership Academy mentor, rugby coach,referee & Kent County, 1stxv & now Veteran player… Mark brings his business & community experience to the table helping our Grand Masters of Sport aspire. Hosting gatherings at the local Pub, “The Cannon” Brompton, Kent, England is a great way to connect people & business. The Marriott family have owned The Cannon Brompton Limited for 36 years & as a Board Member Mark offers a warm welcome to existing & new customers, clients, friends & partners of our Grand Masters of Sport family.

Trevor Hewett

South Africa
Trevor, a chartered accountant by profession, has been in the tourism industry for more than 30 years & is the founder of African Pride Tours in Cape Town. His travels have taken him to more than 50 countries on all 6 continents. An all round sportsman in his youth, he has played in 2 international Golden Oldies rugby events. He is a passionate supporter of South African rugby & cricket, & plays tennis & golf in his spare time. Trevor has a vast amount of experience in sports events & successfully operated three international seniors events in Cape Town … World Vintage Rugby 2010, World Vintage Cricket 2015 & Golden Oldies Hockey 201.

George Hook

Ireland

George has been involved in the hospitality trade for close to 30 years. Having setup Irish Rugby Tours in 1997 it has become Ireland largest sports tour operators specialising in tailor-made group sports tours all over the world. All started from the Students Union while at College in Dublin, it has grown from strength to strength.  
With over 20 years experience he is well used to managing through strange times including Mad Cow, 9/11, the currency crash and now Covid 19. Taking care of over 4000 avid sports players, covering all sports, annually, keeps him on his toes.  

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David Haines

USA
Dave Haines has been an avid sportsman for the majority of his life beginning at age 10 in organized sporting events (football and baseball). In college he learned about rugby and his life’s passion was set. Dave has had a 45 year career in the game as a player, administrator, referee, educator, coach and performance reviewer.

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+ 353-1-2542974

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