Rugby League Festival of World Cup Appoints ATPI Sports Events for the 2017 Tournament

Published on 2017-05-16 10:38:22

The Rugby League Festival of World Cups has appointed leading travel management and events business ATPI Sports Events, part of the ATPI Group, to manage the travel arrangements for the England, Wales, Scotland and Armed Forces teams for the 2017 tournament.

The festival is an international community event incorporating various amateur Rugby League teams under Rugby League governance. The Games will be held in venues across western Sydney between 5 and 17 July 2017. Over 400 competitors, with both male and female teams from the Armed Forces, police and students from Australia, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, New Zealand, Russia, Canada, Fiji and Serbia are expected to take part.

The ATPI Sports Events team will be responsible for the management of travel arrangements for five teams and are also currently working on plans for the Wheelchair World Cup which will form part of the festival and will be played in France during July 2017.

ATPI Sports Events has extensive experience in managing travel programmes and supporting logistics for major sporting events, including ticket packages for the Rugby Union World Cup 2015. In the wider sports arena, ATPI Sports Events is also the global official hospitality agency for the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.  The company is the Official Ticket & Travel Agent (NL) for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and was recently appointed by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as its Official Ticketing and Hospitality Services Partner.

Kate Suddards, UK Head of Sports Events at the ATPI Group commented:

“Securing this win is a testament to the hard work and expertise of the team. The Rugby League Festival of World Cups is an inspirational event which brings the international community together and the ATPI Sports Events team is looking forward to facilitating the smooth running of the tournament.”

David Butler, Team Manager, England Universities Rugby League commented:

“ATPI Sports Events have been integral in securing flights for the England Universities Rugby League team to travel to Australia for the Student Rugby League World Cup. They have worked hard to understand our requirements and worked with airline partners to secure us the best rates and conditions, as well as advising us on travel patterns and visa requirements, to ensure that this trip of a lifetime for our players and staff is as smooth and cost effective as possible.”