Former British No.1 tennis champion Annabel Croft will host the School Travel Awards ceremony on Friday 29th November at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Annabel Croft

Annabel Croft will host the 2024 School Travel Awards.

Annabel has forged a successful broadcasting career which began as a Sky runner in the Channel 4 80s show Treasure Hunt. Since then, she has gone on to work across the BBC, ITV, Sky and Amazon Prime and even hit the dance floor last year, making the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing. 

Guests attending the School Travel Awards at the five-star Royal Lancaster Hotel in November can look forward to an afternoon to remember, as Annabel and our valued Awards Partners will reveal who has won big in the 2024 initiative which rewards the best of the best across the school travel sector.

School Travel Organiser publisher, Rob Yandell said: “We’re delighted to have Annabel as our 2024 host, who will no doubt bring a piece of that Strictly magic to the stage.

“It’s sure to be another fantastic event which showcases the very best places and people who make a huge impact on the lives of children by getting them outside the classroom for life-changing experiences.”

School Travel Awards 2023

The School Travel Awards is the UK’s premier event which celebrates and rewards the people and places who make amazing learning outside the classroom opportunities possible.

Annabel Croft: tennis, TV and Strictly

After learning to play tennis from an early age, Annabel soon emerged as a player of immense promise after becoming the national champion at under 12s, 14s and 16s age groups, and at 15, became the youngest Briton to play in the senior Wimbledon tournament for nearly 100 years.

In 1984, she became junior Wimbledon champion as well as junior Australian Open champion before winning her first senior tournament trophy in San Diego.

Annabel Croft in the Algarve

Despite retiring from tennis at a young age, Annabel still spends a large amount of her time working in the sport.

After retiring at the age of 21, Annabel was able to forge a successful media career, initially as the face of Channel 4’s Treasure Hunt and ITV’s Interceptor. She has also taken part in a series of the award-winning Filthy Rich and Homeless for BBC 1, where she lived homeless on the streets of London for nine days.

The presenter still plays an integral role in the coverage of Wimbledon every year, and also commentates on the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

A special thank you to our 2024 Awards Partners…

The School Travel Awards 2024 lunch and ceremony will take place on Friday 29th November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London and ticket info is available here.

Nominations for the 2024 Awards have now closed and voting from our shortlist of finalists will begin in June. 

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