Golden dream team takes sporting careers up a gear
Young gold medallists are taking their sporting careers up a gear after securing the backing of one of the biggest names in UK transport.
Coach company National Express is supporting young people who won gold medals at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.
To reach their full potential, young Commonwealth athletes take part in training and competitions all over the world and travel costs can surmount rapidly.
Now, the free coach travel pass from National Express will enable the globe-trotting athletes to travel across the country to fulfil their commitments for free and in particular will offer a useful means of getting to Heathrow and Gatwick airports to catch flights overseas.
National Express is an Official Supporter of Commonwealth Games England, including the Youth Games. This commitment is seen as a cornerstone to National Express’ Youth Promise – a pledge made by the coach company to work with young people in the communities it serves, and help to showcase youth talent.
16-year-old javelin thrower Emma Hamplett says the support of National Express is invaluable: "Travel can be really expensive and it’s fantastic to be able to know I won’t have to worry about costs so the coach pass is going to come in really handy, particularly for trips to the airport."
Tom Stables, Managing Director National Express UK Coach said: "Our Youth Promise is a commitment to giving back to the communities in which we serve and showcasing youth talent is a big part of this – the youth of today are the stars of tomorrow so we think it’s really important to offer a helping hand. We are really proud of the amazing achievements of the young athlete’s in Samoa this year and think their determination and skill make them fantastic role models for other young people so are delighted to offer free travel as they take their careers to the next level."