Fans Favourite Completes Lineup!
Mildenhall Fen Tigers have completed their line up for 2015 and at the same time given their supporters an early Christmas present with the return of the extremely popular Connor Coles. He is currently recovering from a serious and complex leg injury he suffered in the second leg of the National Trophy Final was always on the Fen Tigers radar after a sensational season that saw him add nearly three points to his starting average. Always his own harshest critic Coles quickly became a firm favourite of the home support, following on from his Grandfather, the Mildenhall legend Bob Coles. Connor’s thirteen home meetings saw him rack up an average of 8.00 and put him firmly in line for a heat leader spot this coming season.
Coles was pleased to return to the place he now calls home - he said: ‘I am really pleased to be back at Mildenhall for a second season, last season couldn't have really gone much better, I was given fantastic help throughout the season at the meetings and also away from the track which showed in my riding, I love riding for Mildenhall because it's just like one big family with great riders there and also the excellent promotion, I think of them as good friends and I don't want to let them down with bad riding so I always try my best. My injury is doing okay now, just taking a little longer than I hoped. As long as the infected area has healed fully I plan on practising in February and if possible maybe even in late January. My hopes for next season are to just keep improving like I have been and try to add two points onto my average and become an established Heat Leader which will be a tough ask but with all the great support I've got I believe I'm capable of doing.
Two More Riders Named...
Mildenhall’s 2015 team is now close to completion with the signing of exciting newcomer Luke Ruddick and returning 2013 Fen Tiger Liam Rumsey.
Ruddick will be a new name to many but the Berwick Upon Tweed based sixteen year old certainly made a big impression on those who witnessed his performances in his two appearances in the 2014 British Youth Championship. He won the Northside round in June before storming to victory in the final round of the series at Redcar taking some notable scalps along the way, many of whom already had league experience. Luke only started riding at the Northside training track in 2013.