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MILDENHALL are one rider away from completing their 2015 line-up with the signings of Liam Rumsey and Luke Ruddick.Rumsey returns to the Fen Tigers after a year’s absence from the sport, whilst 16-year-old Ruddick will be making his National League debut after impressing in the British Youth Championship last season.Club chairman Kevin Jolly said: “There are a lot of teams looking for two or three three-pointers for next year, and we wanted to make sure we got sorted as soon as possible. Liam we know is capable of scoring good points at home and stepping up his game away from West Row. He has been given the chance to come back to Mildenhall and he knows exactly what I expect from him.“Luke is a young rider with a big future I feel, he hasn’t been riding for long but has shown already he has talent, and I must thank Neil Vatcher for putting me onto him. Neil is doing a great job with the youngsters and knows we will look after Luke as he makes the first steps in his speedway career.”

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RYE House have confirmed a change behind the scenes with long-serving co-promoter Hazal Naylor standing down from her role.The decision has been taken due to demands of work with the Silver Ski holiday business, who sponsor the Rockets.She said: “I have enjoyed my many years of involvement with Speedway, supporting Len (Silver) behind the scenes and ensuring that the club never got into difficulties. “But my ever increasing workload for Silver Ski, as that company continues to expand, has made it impossible to continue. It was a hard decision to take, and I will really miss my involvement with our team.”

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ELLIS Perks, the great-nephew of former Cradley Heathens hero Dave, has joined the club for the 2015 season.Perks, 17, is the son of former referee Robbie, who is now based in Australia, and he will also be riding in the Premier League for Scunthorpe whilst aiming to help the Heathens defend their National League title.He said: “I had a lot of options on the table but I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join a club like Cradley.“The family has a tradition with the club and I can’t wait to get back to England and put the famous Cradley race jacket on. The teams from 2013 and 2014 were awesome in what they won so to emulate them will be tough but we will all be giving it our all to retain that league title.”


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