World In Motion Sports Group is proud to announce that it is
branching out into the Welsh Football Travel scene, providing competitive and
high class travel to Wales’ games of the future, beginning with Austria v Wales
in March 2005.
World in Motion has established itself at the forefront of the sports management
market in the three biggest sports in the UK and in football provides a unique
and comprehensive service to professional footballers in the UK and worldwide.
The company ensures that each aspect of a player’s career is dealt with
by an expert, including lawyers, accountants, marketing executives and financial
advisors. With a client roster which includes Full Internationals, Under 21
Internationals and developing talent at clubs in all four of the professional
divisions, World in Motion has the professionalism, experience and enthusiasm to
assist players to maximise their playing and commercial potential.
company has developed a reputation for professional excellence in contract
negotiation, client care and inter-personal relationships, and is held in high
esteem by the players, managers and clubs it works for. Consequently, the
opinion of the directors is regularly sought by the sporting media, leading to
appearances on Sky Sports, the BBC, BBC Wales, and features in ‘Total Sport
Magazine’, ‘Welsh Sport Cymru’, ‘The Lawyer’, ‘Wales on Sunday’, and ‘The Daily
Whilst fundamentally providing the most competitive rates of travel
and the highest standards of customer care for Welsh Supporters, World in Motion
is also to display its commitment to sport in Wales by supporting the Gôl Appeal
and by making regular donations to grassroots football projects in the
Principality, whilst also striving to offer a number of subsidised travel
The World In Motion Welsh Travel branch will consist of three
people, Andy Evans, Leigh James and Neil Dymock.
Andy Evans is 36 and has
a BA (Hons) Degree in French and Spanish from Bristol University and a
Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Law. He is a qualified Solicitor and Licensed
Players Agent. He handles an extensive client base that includes Full and Under
21 Internationals and players from all four professional divisions in England
and the Premier League in Scotland. In addition, his language skills enable Andy
to work on behalf of UK clubs to import foreign stars, and to manage their
careers whilst in the UK. Andy has attended over 40 Wales games and has been
travelling regularly for 15 years.
Leigh James is 36 and has been working
in the travel industry for 18 years, having worked in all lines of travel in
this time. He began his career on the Tour Operations side of travel, where he
worked for Thompson Holidays both in the UK and abroad. From there he moved onto
specialised ‘Taylor-Made Travel’ for Spain’s largest tour operator, Mundi Color.
Leigh was involved in the overall running of the companies operation throughout
Europe. Leigh then branched out into the corporate travel world, which he has
been involved in for the last 8 years, in which time he has been dealing with
multi million pound travel accounts for large corporate banks. Leigh has been
a regular away Wales fan since 1983 and has been to 34 away games. While he has
also been a regular at home games since 1978.
Neil Dymock is 33 and has
a BSc (Hons) Degree in Geography from Sheffield University, is a member of the
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and has a Postgraduate Diploma in
Business Administration. He is Editor of Wales fanzine ‘The Dragon Has Landed’,
a founder member of the ‘Gôl Appeal,’ the Welsh Supporters Charity and Manager
of the Wales Supporters Football team, who have now played 11 games since their
formation, including the 6-1 win over England last Saturday ! Neil has been
following Wales over the last 14 years, having been to 35 away games, the last
26 consecutively. He has also seen the Under 17 and Under 19 teams in action
abroad as well as the last 20 Under 21 games in succession.
Mark Hughes leaving after the Poland game, it is the start of a new era for the
Welsh Football team and it is hoped it is the beginning of high class Welsh
As Andy says "it was through a passion for watching
football and travelling around the UK and Europe watching Welsh clubs and
International football that led to my involvement as an agent for footballers,
many of whom have been Welsh. Having experienced the difficulties felt by many
on away trips with Wales, we have decided to use our combined professional
connections to take supporter travel for Welsh fans on to a different and vastly
more professional, organised and cost-effective level."
For Leigh James,
it is the chance of combining his travel expertise, with the team he loves. "I
am very excited about our new venture and I feel with all our expertise and
knowledge it can not fail."
It is a big challenge, but one World In
Motion are looking forward to. As Neil says "Welsh football fans have been
amongst the best in the world over the last few years and with our growing fan
base, we would like to provide competitive travel to away games from Cardiff,
catering for every fans needs. I know better than most that travel can make or
break a trip away and World In Motion intend to make sure that fans on our trips
want for nothing in terms of service and information."
For some fans,
news of the launch of World In Motion is a welcome addition to the joys of
watching Wales away.
Ray Lewis, from Maesteg said "I have no doubts the
company will be an outstanding success. After my experiences of recent away
trips, I am looking forward to a new quality service. It‘s refreshing news. If I
was a betting man I would put a £1 on them doing the travel for the team
Dave Thatcher is new to the Welsh travel scene but intends
using World In Motion for his future games. "I have been sold by what I have
been heard so far. World In Motion are definitely the future of Welsh Football
Travel in organised groups. Count me in".
Tony Jones of Hengoed, "I’m
counting down the days to getting on the World In Motion plane after my
nightmares of Baku"
Austria in 2005 will be World In Motion’s maiden Wales
trip and they intend offering the following package.....
Cardiff or Manchester subject to availability.
Hosted by an Ex-Welsh
International Football player (subject to tariff)
Comprehensive Travel Guide
Free copy of ‘The Dragon Has Landed’
£50 Deposit secures place.
All travel and ground arrangements
Members of ABTA, AITO, ATOL and IATA in conjunction with Mundi
Connecting flights can be arranged from most UK
For details of prices and times contact the following