About FTI

FTI Sports Tours was formed by company director James Knowles in August 2010, originally to provide football tours to clubs, schools and organisations at every level and age group. After building many contacts around Europe, FTI branched out to offer tours in other sports including rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, tennis and basketball plus many others. FTI are now also offering educational trips to schools and companies to different cities around Europe. If your club or group is interested in a sports tour, an educational school or college trip, or a training camp, FTI will build and tailor a package to suit your groups needs and budget.

FTI Sports Tours have built a good relationship with a number of clubs, schools and organisations that come back for tours each year and have only great things to say about the work carried out by all at FTI.

About the Director

James Knowles is a Level 3 UEFA ‘B’ licensed coach and has vast coaching experience both in England and abroad.

James spent six seasons with Leeds United football academy, managing the Academy’s U9 – U12 teams. He currently works in a number of schools providing sports coaching sessions for players of all ages and abilities.

James had to stop working at the academy to concentrate on his playing career where he currently plays for FC United of Manchester having spent 4 years at Bradford Park Avenue in the Skrill North, the second highest level of non-league football. During his youth he played for a number of professional clubs including, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.