A young sportsman from Nottinghamshire is continuing his quest for Olympic success with help from us.
Speed skater Jack Burrows was already the holder of several junior records when we first offered him free travel to help him maintain a gruelling training programme.
Now we’ve extended our sponsorship in light of the 14-year-old’s continued success, including a gold medal at the recent Youth Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.
To achieve such success, Jack trains three times a week at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, and relies on our buses to get him there from his home in Calverton.
Pete Burrows, Jack’s dad, explained: “The support we have received from trent barton has been a huge boost as, at this level, Jack receives very little financial help to meet the cost of travelling to training and competitions in the UK and abroad.”
Thanks to his success on the ice, Jack has been chosen as a torchbearer in the run-up to the London Olympics, and will carry the torch through the streets of Mansfield on June 28. At the same time, he has his sights firmly fixed on a place at the Winter Olympics in Russia in 2014.
Alex Hornby, Commercial Director, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to help such a talented and dedicated youngster by providing him with free travel on our calverton connection service for another year.
“We are all looking forward to seeing him compete at the very highest level in a few years’ time,” he added.