Chris has several years experience managing professional sports organisations across the world. Chris has worked with a number of Super League clubs in the United Kingdom and prior to his move to Fiji he was Football Operations Manager for the London Broncos and Team Liaison Manager for the Fiji national team at the 2013 World Cup.
Chris has worked in a number of countries including Australia, China, the U.K. and Fiji. This international experience combined with his expertise in sports management, operations and logistics will ensure he can help design a tour itinerary that meets each group’s objectives.
Chris has a BA Hons degree in Sports Management and holds a number of sports coaching qualifications. He is currently studying for his Masters in Sports, Management and Policy.
Lauren is a qualified physical education teacher and personal trainer. Lauren graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University and London Metropolitan University and relocated to Fiji to establish the Petero Civoniveva Foundation. Lauren leads on the development of all the Foundation’s community engagement programmes. Lauren’s programmes have been widely recognized by the public and private sector and several programmes have been rolled out across the length and breadth of Fiji. Lauren has also trained the West Fiji Dolphins in the Vodafone Cup competition and the Fiji national team in a series against Tonga.
Lauren supports all our Petero’s Sports Tours groups with their community engagement and designs the programmes to involve all members of our groups and maximize the benefit to the communities we engage with.
Petero is one of the most highly regarded men in sport – winning competitions with Brisbane Broncos in 1998, 2000 and 2006. The most capped forward for Australia, Petero has played 45 games and has an extraordinary 30 appearances for Queensland in State of Origin to his credit. Petero also captained the Penrith Panthers between 2008 – 2011.
The 2013 Rugby League World Cup was Petero’s swansong and fittingly he captained his country-of-birth, Fiji to the semi-finals at Wembley stadium. In 2018 Petero was inducted into the National Rugby League Hall of Fame.