A South London squash player has had a National Express coach named in his honour as he prepares for the Commonwealth Games.
The operator dedicated one of its coaches to Dulwich-man Adrian Grant after the 33 year-old athlete was selected to compete for Team England in the Games which take place in Glasgow this summer.
National Express is an Official Partner of Team England and has been supporting English athletes by offering all medal winners from the previous games in Delhi with free travel until the games this summer. Adrian won a gold medal there.
As a further show of support for Adrian, National Express has extended his free travel on its coach network by four years to help him as he trains and prepares for competitions.
Adrian said: “I was really surprised and thrilled when I heard I was going to get a coach named after me, I can’t wait to see it rolling around London and I’m grateful for the support National Express has given me.
“A huge proportion of my income goes on travel costs so my coach pass has been an amazing help to have for four years. It’s taken a lot of the stress out of preparations and I hope that I can repay National Express by winning a medal in Glasgow.”
National Express UK Coach Managing Director Tom Stables said: “It is a great honour to name this coach after Adrian who has achieved so much in the run up to this summer’s Games. “We are thrilled to be able to support him in his training and preparation with a free coach pass and we wish him every success in the Games. “National Express is a proud sponsor and partner of Team England and we are set to carry Team England fans on our direct services right to the heart of Glasgow – the Games’ host city.”