In 2013/14 there were 2.3 million students at UK Universities and an estimated 48,000 students took part in inter-university sport whilst 55,000 took part in individual sporting tournaments. With that many matches to play, sport team transport makes up a large part of the organisation required of team leaders, captains and admin staff.
Who gets you to the game? Universities have to provide students with coaches and minibuses, which means they need a company they can rely on, to drive them to the match and back. The vehicles required will vary on team size and number of students coming along to cheer them on.
How many trips do you organise a year? If you’re playing every week for 3 or 4 months, you’re going to be taking a lot of trips! There’s a huge opportunity for universities to save money by partnering with a coach provider who compares prices to ensure you get the best deal, whenever and wherever you’re traveling.
What about tournaments and Varsity games? When it comes to long journeys a high quality coach is ideal to provide students with comfort. With Varsity games, however, vehicle capacity is key, as these events in particular attract hundreds of student-fans. These large-scale events can pose logistical and availability problems for smaller companies so you may find the best value deals will come from larger UK-wide suppliers.
That’s a lot of organisation! At CoachHire.com our industry experts love organising transport for large events and know all the issues that can affect them, especially when moving large numbers of people, check our University Page. What’s more we have over 15,000 coaches and minibuses across the UK. Give our teams a call on 0203 397 4460 to see how they can help you and your team!