CLUB NEWS: Mixed fortunes for Hawks in Poland

Hethersett Hawks/ Yellow Brick Mortgages’ three representatives at the world championships in Poland had mixed fortunes. All three – Leigh Cossey, Harley Hamill and Craig Norton- all represented Ireland in a World Cup eliminator. They failed to qualify for the Final behind Poland,Wales and England.

The worst outcome of that match was a heavy fall by Norton in his fourth ride. Already racing with a wrist in plaster, a broken collar bone was diagnosed which ruled him out of the Championships.

Cossey and Hamill had to race in repechages after failing to automatically qualify for the Individual quarter finals, Hamill by the narrowest of margins.

Both rode well to qualify via the repechages but unfortunately were unable to take their places as their flights home were booked for the previous day. Disappointing for the riders and questions must be asked of the organisers for extending this whole event over two full weeks disadvantaging visiting riders with limited holidays.

The Hawks’ next action is on Wednesday (14th) at Eaton Park against Norwich Stars at 7 p.m.