CLUB NEWS: Ambitious Heckmondwike Meeting Open to All

Heckmondwike Cycle Speedway team members and all interested parties alike are invited to attend the club’s Annual General Meeting.

The meeting, scheduled for 19.30pm on Tuesday 18 December at The Star Inn, Roberttown, will discuss a strategy for attracting new blood to help boost the club’s re-entry into the North & Scotland League next year.

Team manager, Justin Naylor is hoping for a good turnout. He explained, “We will not be satisfied with just being back in the league after a 2 year absence, we want success, we want to win it”.

A key policy in the club’s “Back on Track” campaign is to encourage and develop younger team members and Justin is aiming to become an official coach. “Wellbeing is at the heart of our planning. Cycle speedway offers the chance of a fit and healthy lifestyle to boys, girls, mums and dads. We have an assortment of loan bikes to help new starters get involved” he said.

In addition to league status the Club is hoping to attract at least one major national event to the Firth Park Stadium in 2019. “We are in discussion with leaders of the Euro-vets Tournament and hope to stage one of the eight scheduled rounds here at Heckmondwike”, Justin added. The Euro-vets Tournament is open to riders aged 40 or over and is run along Grand Prix lines.

Although the plans are ambitious, the Club is committed to revitalising Cycle Speedway at West Yorkshire’s one remaining track. To achieve that the club needs to attract new riders and people willing to offer general help and support on race days.

Anyone wishing to learn more should attend the AGM on Tuesday 18 December at 19.30pm at The Star Inn, Roberttown, 223 Roberttown Lane WF15 7LG or contact Justin Naylor on 07799 367370