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ELITE SPORTS TRAVEL is a new company working in conjunction with Time 2 Travel - a Registered UTAG Travel Agency

EST was formed in 2002 to cater for the needs of sporting teams, organisations and sports crazy fans.

Our aim is to provide a first class end of season or pre-season trip in Australia or abroad. Organised tours to special sporting events around the globe will also be undertaken, depending on demand.

All areas in Australia will be covered with specials already in place in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong, NSW Central Coast and the Gold Coast. EST has VIP status at some of Australia's biggest bars and clubs.

This status guarantees free entry, complimentary drinks & discounted meals to all EST clients as does the special accommodation deals at some of Australia's best hotels. Transportation to and from airport to your hotel can also be arranged.

Andrew Paschalidis has been involved in the sports media since 1983 starting his cadetship with the popular Australian & British Soccer Weekly newspaper. At the time Andrew was a student at the Max Rolley Radio School.

In 1984, Andrew began his long association with SBS Television commentating every Wollongong home game.

A year later a full-time move into radio beckoned with Andrew joining Sydney radio station 2GB, who also employed the likes on John Laws and Mike Carlton.It was during his two years here that Andrew developed his media skills and it was only a matter of time before he made a full-time move into television.

Andrew accepted a position with SBS in November 1986, becoming at 24, the youngest host of a national sports show - Sport Report Australia.

Eight years with SBS established Andrew as one of Australia's most popular soccer broadcasters.

Along the way he hosted and commentated some of the biggest soccer tournaments - 1990 & 1994 World Cups and the 1991 & 1993 World Youth Cups.

There have been numerous highlights at SBS but the pick must surely be spending three days filming & interviewing Pele during his whirlwind visit to Australia in 1990.

In 1995 came perhaps an even more significant step - pay television. Andrew was courted by Australia's two new pay tv operators but elected to join Premier Sports. This organisation is now known as Fox Sports, Australia's leading pay television network.

Andrew has hosted numerous programmes - Soccer Scene, Spanish soccer, The Premier League Show, Serie A, Bundesliga as well as virtually all the live soccer the network has broadcast.

There has also been almost 500 match commentaries in almost eight years, including a live call of the Barcelona-Real Madrid match amongst a crowd of 115,000 fans at the famous Nou Camp in 1997.

The highlights have been endless but interviews with Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Alan Ball, Ian Rush, Gary Bailey, Gerard Houllier, Martin Tyler, Norman Whiteside, Kenny Dalglish, Vinnie Jones, Harry Kewell, Bryan Robson and Bobby Robson stand out.

In case you are wondering about Andrew's sporting background, he has represented Australia at Indoor Soccer. In 1976, he was part of the Canterbury Representative side which won the NSW Amateur competition.

He has also played soccer at NSW State Federation Division Three level with the Pontian Eagles as well as second grade cricket with Earlwood in the Canterbury-Wests competition in Sydney.

Perhaps his greatest sporting achievement was completing the 1991 Forster Ironman Triathlon - 3.8 kilometre swim, 180 kilometre cycle and 42.2 kilometre run.