trent barton serve up free travel for young tennis ace

A young tennis star from Stapleford is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Andy Murray and play in the Wimbledon finals.

William Caunt may only be 10 years old, but he is aiming high after winning a string of junior competitions.

Now his ambitions have received a real boost thanks to trent barton who have  stepped in to provide free transport for a year from his home to the performance academy at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Talented young tennis player William Caunt with trent barton's own star, former winner of the national Bus Driver of the Year title Barry Allitt.

According to William's mum, Sharon, the offer represents the youngster's first sponsorship deal and will go a long way to helping him fulfil his potential.

"To reach an elite level in any sport can cost a huge amount of money, particularly in tennis, so any support is very much appreciated," she said.

"William trains five nights a week and the travel costs soon start mounting up and so we are really grateful to trent barton for their help."

The Albany Junior School pupil is a familiar face on the company's ROUTE 18 services and Alex Hornby, Commercial Director, says the firm was pleased to be able to help the talented youngster.

"We really admire the dedication of young people like William who are committed to their sport and rely on us to get them to training," he said.

"As well as helping the sports stars of the future, such sponsorship also reflects our wider commitment to the communities we serve."

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