About Visit Football

Our story

Our experience in leading and designing tours married with our love for football has resulted in an exciting blend of passionately led and expertly managed tour packages. The same people who answer your enquiries, have designed the tours, and will guide you through them. We think that this gives great continuity to the travel experience, and means that your tour leader will already know you quite well by the time you arrive!

Our knowledge of football in England and our connections with the best teams in the Premier League have created an unrivalled football holiday that suits your needs, giving you a dream football experience you will never forget.


Our Experience Worldwide and in China

Visit Football is not only run by real fans who are passionate about the game, but people who understand the world of football. Having spent years studying and experiencing football from all 5 continents we have a vast understanding of the best bits of football. Five years travelling the world, with three years spent living in the Chinese world, has given us a unique perspective on Asia’s love of the game and thus we know what fans from around the world want. We are unique in operating our tours in Chinese as well as English providing you with all the information and support you need to experience football in England.

We understand that everybody has preferences and opinions about what they want from their holiday, especially when you are flying half way around the world to a country where the pace, style and logistical ways of life are so different from those in your home country. This is your football travel experience which is why the contact we have with our guests before the trip is so important. We listen to what you need and make it happen so that from the moment you arrive on tour you can relax and enjoy the trip.

Visit Football is a member of the GREAT China Welcome Charter, an initiative which aims to make Britain the most welcoming destination in Europe for Chinese visitors. Run by VisitBritain on behalf of the UK Government, the GREAT China Welcome Charter is only open to companies which have demonstrated services and facilities that are particularly suitable for Chinese visitors. By selecting a company which displays the GREAT China Welcome Chartermark a visitor from China can be confident of a warm welcome.


The team


Hannah Backhouse

Owner &
Operations manager

Lewis Youngson

Owner &
Managing director

We are an experienced duo of world travellers, tour leaders and travel blog writers. Coming from a social science background, with social policy and psychology degrees we know the value of interpersonal skills. We have already been credited with much positive feedback for our skills and abilities in people management and the management of a client’s expectations while on tour. We are fit, energetic, enthusiastic and great optimists! We make a good team having differential skills and aptitudes.

Having travelled to many foreign countries ourselves, we know how hard it can be to try and make your way around. Researching and obtaining tickets to sporting events is notoriously difficult and time consuming. It is our ambition to take all of these complications away by providing high quality tours where everything from match tickets to hotels and internal travel has been taken care of.



Huiyu Shen

Marketing &
Communication Manager

Huiyu Shen joined Visit Football as the Marketing and Communication Manager (China Region) in 2014. She is responsible for strategic business development, directing media relations and branding.

After graduating from university, she dedicated herself to the business field and gained valuable experience in marketing, customer relationship maintenance and communication. In addition, years of working in English speaking environments as well as traveling to foreign countries gives her a good understanding of the intricacies of different cultures. Since joining Visit Football Huiyu Shen has developed her understanding and passion for football. England and the Premier League remain dear to her heart. All of this enables her to provide local customers with a better and more considerate travel experience whilst in England.


First class Photography

Visit Football would like to thank all our fantastic photographic contributors; Kerry Holder, Sandy Youngson, Rob Backhouse, Ben Ellis, Ashley Stimpson, Jessie Backhouse and Rebecca Briars