Loek van Zijl
Loek is the CEO and President of Premier International Tours USA and also works in the main office in Colorado. In his 30+ years with Premier International Tours, formerly known as Euro-Sportring, Loek has provided invaluable help to countless American clubs and teams as they traveled overseas. Loek is also a former soccer player, with 20 years' experience as a goalkeeper, and an ardent fan of the European game. In his time off he loves playing poker, fishing and is a huge Feyenoord Rotterdam Fan!
Mike is a 16 year veteran with Premier International Tours and works full time in our headquarter office in Colorado. Mike has been involved in soccer in the U.S. as a player at the highest levels for over 25 years and as a club ODP and college (University of Denver) player. His playing, coaching and international travel experience over the last 16 years has given him deep insight into the needs and goals of teams planning to travel overseas. When not playing soccer, watching soccer or traveling for soccer, Mike enjoys working out, trying different world delicacies and spending time with friends and family. Mike's favorite international destinations he has visited include Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Lisbon and Prague.
Web Maintenance/Events Management
Tyler has been with Premier International Tours for over a year and works at our company headquarters located in Denver, Colorado. He recently completed his masters in Business Administration and Sports Management and is using his education to help the organization in marketing, promotion, event management and other administrative elements. Tyler also played division one college (American) football at the University of Montana where he lead the team in tackles for three straight seasons and finished his career with over 350 total tackles. His passion for football and athletics has proven to be beneficial in helping Premier International Tours organize successful tailor made soccer, basketball and rugby tours.
Shawnna is Premier International Tours’ Canadian representative. She is an active runner and a soccer enthusiast actively involved in all aspects of competitive soccer including North American and International travel since 2003. Shawnna has gained first-hand knowledge from extensive travel to international destinations where her solid insight and expertise assist in customizing a tour unique to each team. She is a result-oriented leader who brings years of progressive experience to her clients and the Premier International Tours organization.
East Coast Representative
Charles is our East Coast representative and lives in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. During his 20 years in the soccer tour business, Charles has continually provided unrivaled support and expertise to colleges, clubs and high schools. Chas is also the current asstistant coach of national powerhouse William Smith College and holds a USSF "A" License. Chas is an avid soccer player having played the game before he could walk! He is a massive Chelsea fan – current European Champions.
Joanna is Premier International Tours' Rugby representative. She has been playing rugby for 12 years, and has traveled extensively through her love of the sport. Her first international tour experience was with the U19 National Team; after traveling to Iceland, England, and Wales, she was hooked on rugby travel. Joanna went on to work for USA Rugby in the membership and marketing department for a year and a half and left in 2009 to pursue her Masters in International Management, Law and Humanities of Sport from the FIFA Master. Through the program she has lived and worked in England, Italy and Switzerland. Joanna brings her passion for rugby and travel to her clients and the Premier International Tours organization.
Geoffrey van Zijl
Web Maintenance/Social Media
Geoffrey has been working for Premier International Tours for over a decade but recently took over the social media aspect of the company and also works on maintaining the website. He was born and raised in The Netherlands where he played soccer for 7 years and became a huge AFC Ajax fan. In his time off he enjoys playing tennis, running and watching the Dutch national soccer team play. He is also a huge baseball fan and loves the Colorado Rockies and the Cleveland Indians.
Mylene van Zijl
Event Sales Representative
Mylene has been involved with Premier International Tours for many years. She has been part of our events staff like the Manchester United Premier Cup and Dallas International Girls Cup. She traveled with various teams to countries all over Europe and Asia. In 2009 she opened our MidWest office. She loves playing tennis and played basketball on a collegiate level.