New tram named after Carl Froch

Carl Froch celebrating after the IBF and WBA World Super Middleweight Title fight at Wembley Stadium.
Carl Froch celebrating after the IBF and WBA World Super Middleweight Title fight at Wembley Stadium.

One of Nottingham’s brand new trams has been named after local sporting hero and boxing world champion, Carl Froch.

The IBF and WBA World Super-Middleweight title-holder unveiled the nameplate on one of the city’s new Citadis trams, linking Nottingham to Hucknall, during a special ceremony last week. He then travelled on ‘his’ tram to the city centre where he was awarded the title of Freeman of the City.

The boxing superstar is the latest in a line of Nottingham personalities to have trams named after them. Local heroes such as Robin Hood, Brian Clough, Torvill and Dean, and volunteer Homestart heroine Mavis Worthington have all had trams carry their name.

The first Citadis tram was named after Nottingham’s nurse of the year, Julie Poulter, and there are plans to name all of the 22 new additions to the fleet over the coming months.