AUSTRALIA: Birthday celebrations at Le Fevre.
Report by Pete Barnes.
Pics by Shane Below.
The North Haven based club staged its annual birthday event last Friday evening with latest signing,
former World Individual Champion Joel Chadwick, taking the major honour. Jack Norman would have
been pleased with his runners up award on his return to racing after the long summer holiday break
whilst Farren Wills and top veteran Paul White completed the rostrum positions. Welcome visitor on
the day was highly rated international Ty Geertsen who after a lengthy hiatus from the sport performed
the presentation duties.
There is no doubt that senior club members Daniel Pudney and Rob Flemming, in their roles as joint Australian Senior Team Managers, will be encouraging Geertsen to resume his
racing career with the 2020 World Championships looming on the horizon.
The following day further birthday celebrations commenced when the “cream” of the nations senior
competitors assembled at lunch time for the Daniel Pudney Classic which involves all participants
to cycle,on racing bikes, along the Brighton Beach / Glenelg / Semaphore foreshore with regular
stops en.route for liquid refreshment. Early reports suggest that although by mid afternoon a few were
unable to utilize their cycle speedway balance skills to the maximum all arrived safely at the Le Fevre
Clubroom for a well earned night cap !