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Who we are
GH Coaches are the official supporter group arranging supporters transport to all Crawley Town away games.
We have no membership fees and want as many CTFC supporters to travel as possible to support the team –
Any profits made goes back into subsidising any loss making coaches and any profits made at the end of the season are carried forward to the following season to enable us to continue to keep cost of away travel down. This will be the 11th season we have been able to keep the fare capped at £20.00. Except of the overnight trips.
AWAY TRAVEL – 2020 – 2021
This season we know it will be sometime before we can continue to take supporter’s coaches to away matches, once we have been given the all clear we will then start organising our coaches, but please be patient like you we are itching to get going. Over the past couple of seasons we have been allowing 14 to 16’s to travel unaccompanied provided we have parent’s permission. We are pleased to say that we are prepared to continue this provided they are drop off and picked up from the stadium unless otherwise agreed. However, should we have any problems on the coach or the ground then this will be withdrawn. Any under 14’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For the overnight trips we can’t take under 18’s without a responsible adult. We will also not tolerate rudeness towards other passengers on the coach.
Hopefully now with increased numbers that travelled with us towards the end of the season we will be able to take a coach in most cases, we do now have an option for a smaller capacity coach for which some games this might be the better option. If it is required, we will again use minibuses where a coach is not viable due to costs or lack of numbers.
For the longer trips, i.e. Carlisle/Morecambe and this season to newly promoted Barrow, we will organise overnight trips, staying on the Saturday evening. For all these matches we stay at the Clifton Hotel in Morecambe where we have been staying for the past 12 or so years. We are always made very welcome and treated very well. For Carlisle and Barrow we will travel to the grounds and then after the game travel back to the Hotel for the evening. For Morecambe we travel straight to the Hotel arriving for about midday and then its up to you what you want to do for the rest of the time. The Globe Arena is about a 15 minute walk or a bus ride from the hotel.
Sorry but for these overnight matches we will not be providing a there and back in the day option. Our overnight trips have been well supported and we do have a good time, but don’t take our word for it, ask any of those who have come for these trips.
We do not see us changing our travel arrangements that have been very successful over the years – we will continue to stop for a buffet lunch (which is included in the fares) and a drink at a pre-arranged pub stop for most matches. We usually, if making good time on the trip will have a comfort/coffee break after a couple of hours at a motorway services, enabling you to stretch your legs, especially the longer trips. At the pubs you don’t have to drink alcohol, as they do provide coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Most of the pubs we stop at have got to know us over the years and we have a good relationship with them all – the quality of the food is exceptional and we have always been treated very well.
On the way home from matches we do use the Motorway services as a comfort break on the longer trips where we have two drivers that need to swap over due to their working hours. Although on the shorter journeys where one driver is required we leave it up to him whether he needs stop or wants to press on home – which in general most supporters are happy with. As we have said we have toilet facilities on the coach so you don’t need to panic. We will inform you before you get off the coach at the ground whether or not we will have a stop so that you can get a drink or eats before we leave after the game if you need too.
Why travel with us?
This season, when it starts please pay for your seats before travel – we are always in REDZ before any home matches Tuesdays and Saturdays, and usually somewhere near the TV screen opposite the Bar. We will keep you updated with numbers booking on so once the coach is full we will either consider taking a second or have a waiting list for those who want to travel should anyone drop out.
For any cup or league matches where we expect to take more than one coach we will issue coach tickets so that hopefully all monies are collected before travel – you will not be allocated a coach but the coach you get on you will stay with and occupy the same seats for the entire trip.
Any supporter who has travelled on the coach and then is offered a lift home then please tell either Alain or Patrick so that we know and that we are not delaying departure waiting for you.
If you have any queries or comments about our away travel then please do not hesitate in contacting either Alain or Patrick – we are here to help
Our price remains the same regardless of the distance of travel, except for overnight trips.
We don’t require any membership. Our price is the same for everyone wishing to travel.
We offer a buffet lunch during our trips which is included in the fare.
We offer a fun and sociable way to travel. You will be alongside friendly like minded individuals!
All our coaches have toilet facilities on board
Most of the coaches we use have UBS charging points at each seat available
We also have DVD and CD facilities available - to help with the longer distances we travel
Any supporter booked on that fails to turn up on the day who hasn't paid will be expected to pay for the seat. They will not be able to travel to another away game with us until this outstanding fare has been paid.
Smoking, alcohol and drugs are prohibited on the coach.
We have a clean coach policy – the coach goes back to the yard in the same state of cleanliness as we get it. Rubbish bags are provided on the coach to help this.
For some games within or just outside the M25 with high demand, we will endeavour to provide additional or larger coaches but these won’t necessarily have toilet facilities available.
We operate on a first come basis, once the coach is full we will then take names should anyone drop out, these will then be offered to supporters on the list.
For all matches, coaches will be departing from the stadium. Our coaches always depart at our scheduled departure time – we do not wait for late comers unless we get a text saying that you are on your way and will be at the ground shortly.
Anyone turning up on the day expecting to get on the coach may be disappointed should the coach be full.
Please download our travel information form if you wish to book travel with us for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.