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FIFA U-20 fans on board with community buses

Football fans making use of easy regional bus transport to the FIFA U-20 World Cup matches at Yarrow Stadium. Photo: Courtesy of NPDC
Football fans making use of easy regional bus transport to the FIFA U-20 World Cup matches at Yarrow Stadium. Photo: Courtesy of NPDC

A grant to New Plymouth District Council of $10,000 helped football fans from all over the region get to the exciting international FIFA U-20 World Cup matches held at Yarrow Stadium in June this year. Melissa Devine-Collins from NPDC said that "The grant allowed us to offer subsidised regional buses to attend each of the four FIFA U-20 World Cup match days in New Plymouth. It was great to be able to offer both regional and shuttle buses to the matches thanks to the support of TSB Community Trust.

Over 300 people made use of the community bus service with 165 people catching the regional buses, and a further 200 people using the shuttle buses on match days. For many people throughout the region transport is an issue - the Trust supports transport to public events to ensure access is possible to the wider community.