9th August 2017
Athletes from 17 countries were given a warm welcome to the UK by a Solihull executive travel firm last week, as they arrived in the Midlands for the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) European Judo Championships.
LandFlight provided several vehicles from its fleet to collect competitors as they arrive at Birmingham and Heathrow airports, before taking them to their base camp at the University of Wolverhampton’s Sports Complex in Walsall.
The company provided transport for athletes from the USA, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, Ukraine, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Japan, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Sweden – including a number of Rio 2016 Paralympic medallists.
Drivers from the executive coach, bus and chauffeur car company were also on hand to transport competitors to and from the venue in Walsall, and return them to the airport.
The championships took place from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6.
Director Danny Matthews said: “It was a real privilege for us to be asked to look after the athletes taking part in this event and we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming them to the Midlands.”
The European Championships is one of the biggest events on the IBSA’s Judo calendar and was last held in the UK in 2011.
For more information on LandFlight’s airport transfer service, call 0121 705 5555 or visit www.landflight.co.uk.