Many of you will have seen today’s Mildenhall/Newmarket Journal and the news that club legend Robert Henry has decided to retire from his role as Team Manager.

When thinking of Mildenhall Speedway Robert is usually the first name of people’s lips, as a rider he was Club Captain when the Fen Tigers won the league back in 1979, and still holds the record for club appearances (434) and for points scored (3475.5).

As a manager since the rebirth of the club in 2011 Robert has lead the team to many trophies including of course the never to be forgotten Grand Slam in 2012. This year’s National Trophy victory was Roberts eight success in his seven year stint with the club.

Club Promoter Kevin Jolly said “I’ve known Rob for years and when Chris (Louis) and Michael (Lee) and I took over he was the obvious choice. He is a Mildenhall Fen Tiger through and through and he will be a big loss. He was the ideal team manager as he had been there, seen it and done it. He has a great connection with the riders and the ability to get the best out of them.

As a club we will miss him, but very much hope we will see him at the club whenever he is able, he has been a very good friend to me in my time in charge and he knows he will always be very welcome. The same goes for Maxine (Rob’s wife) who like Rob has been around the club for many years and in recent times has done fantastic work with the fundraising team raising valuable funds for club.
I am sure everyone associated with the club will want to wish them both the very best for the future and offer their thanks to them for all they have done for us”