Home   Whitstable   News   Article

England football team coach spotted in Whitstable

ByLydia Chantler-Hicks

Many residents were excited to spot the England football team's coach in a seaside town yesterday.

But it turns out the England team was not on a jolly in Whitstable.

Instead, the swish executive coach - used to transport stars such as Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling to major football events - was used to transport a group of lucky pensioners after their own coach broke down.

The England coach was spotted in Whitstable. Pic: Luke Earl (12211328)
The England coach was spotted in Whitstable. Pic: Luke Earl (12211328)

The group of 51 had come for a day trip to Whitstable from Swanley.

Guideline coaches, which owns the vehicle, says it was recently used to transport the England team to the airport as they travelled to in the finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

A spokesman for the firm said: "The coach is used for England's men's and women's senior teams. It's their coach that they use to get to events.

"When this group's brand new coach wasn't working, we had this sitting in the yard, so that's what we sent them instead.

"You can hire it out - it normally costs more than regular coaches. But if we can use it to make somebody smile, we will."

The England coach was spotted in Whitstable. Pic: Luke Earl (12211331)
The England coach was spotted in Whitstable. Pic: Luke Earl (12211331)

The coach was spotted parked in Tankerton Road, and was later seen in the harbour.

Passerby Sarah Green said the coach was "very luxurious with leather seats".

She added: "We were talking to them as they were getting on the coach. They said they came down to visit the seaside as they don’t live by the sea."

For more quirky and unusual stories in Kent, click here.

Read more: All the latest news from Whitstable

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More