Yorkshire Cricket is pleased to announce a new partnership with specialist sports travel group Destination Sport.
The UK’s leading travel provider for elite sport organisations, Destination Sport Travel works on behalf of 40+ clients including British Cycling, England Rugby League, Football Association of Wales, Manchester City FC and Scottish Rugby. Within cricket, Destination Sport Travel enjoys partnerships with Cricket Scotland and Marylebone Cricket Club.
As part of the partnership, Destination Sport Travel will support Yorkshire Cricket’s travel and accommodation requirements for its men’s first team, and Northern Diamonds women’s team. This includes supporting the Northern Diamonds with a planned pre-season overseas training camp in Mumbai in March. The Diamonds will play against Central Sparks, alongside several friendly fixtures with local opposition as the squad continue their preparations ahead of the new season.
While its sister business, Sportsbreaks.com, which offers sports fans ticket-inclusive packages to many of the world’s biggest sporting events, will sponsor a Northern Diamond’s ‘Player of the Month’ Award. Northern Diamond supporters will be able to vote for their chosen Player of the Month via social media and in doing so, will be entered into the draw to win a Sportsbreaks.com voucher.
Stephen Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer for Yorkshire CCC, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Destination Sport Travel and Sportsbreaks.com, as we continue to enhance the support network underpinning our men’s and women’s teams.
“It’s a fantastic partnership. Our men’s and women’s teams will really benefit from the travel and accommodation support including the overseas pre-season camp to India, and I would like to thank the team at Destination Sport Travel and Sportsbreaks.com for coming on board with Yorkshire Cricket.”
Dani Hazell, Head Coach for Northern Diamonds, said: “It’s brilliant to be part of this new venture with Destination Sport Travel and Sportsbreaks.com and to see the partnership supporting a number of different initiatives is great.
“This increased visibility for the Northern Diamonds through the launch of a ‘Player of the Month’ Award is great to see and we hope the fans get behind and vote each month.
“It’s such an exciting time for women’s cricket. I can’t wait see what happens in the pre-season tour and over the season.”
Managing Director of Destination Sport Travel and Sportsbreaks.com, Rob Slawson, said: “We’re delighted to begin working with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
“At Destination Sport Travel, we’re well-versed in working with cricket organisations so look forward to providing a best-in-class travel provision to Yorkshire CCC and Northern Diamonds so their players and staff can focus their attentions on the pitch.”