HAWKS staged their annual Presentation Evening at
Hethersett Social Club and 30 members and families
heard about a reasonably successful season with the
first team challenging for the South-East title right to
the last match and the "B" team having a much
more competitive season. Quite a few new recruits have
been attracted, mainly from the Attleborough area, and
the Club staged four National and Regional events at its
track in 2015.
Four Norfolk champions were celebrated as well as
winners of the club's eight championships. Leigh
Cossey was awarded the prestigious honour of
Sportsperson of the Year voted for by those present on
the night and he also received the Secretary's award for
Club Member of the Year for his captaining of the first
team and his support and encouragement to younger
members at Club Nights.
Other awards went to Lee Grange (Top Scorer), Adam Reeve
(Best Newcomer), Leo Mallett (Most Improved Junior), Dan
Chambers (1st team Rider of the Year) and Owen Wells (B
team Rider of the Year).
The Club are now eagerly looking forward to the 2016
season when they celebrate their Golden Jubilee.
East Anglian Championships
HAWKS / SWINTON & CO brought down the curtain on the
2015 season at the Memorial Playing Field when they
staged the East Anglian Championships. There were
some excellent performances from Hethersett riders but
all the titles were captured by riders from over the
Suffolk border. Dan Chambers came the closest to a
title as he contested a race-off for second place after
both he and Ipswich's Ash Hill had scored 14 points.
A first-bend collision from which Chambers seemed to
come out best was brought back to the start and Hill
made no mistake in the rerun to consign the Hethersett
rider to a creditable third place on the podium. Others
to impress were Leo Mallet (fourth in the Under-10s),
Danel Longlands (sixth in the Undere-13s) and Owen Wells
(fourth in the Under-16s).
The new champions are Archie Foote (Kesgrave -
Under-10s) Lewis Brinkhoff (Kesgrave - Under-13s) Ben
Harvey (Ipswich - Under-16s) Matt Hill (Ipswich -
Under-19s) and Josh Brooke (Ipswich - Seniors).
After a successful season the Hawks can now look forward
to their Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2016.
However, a priority this winter will be to secure a new
sponsor as their grateful 11-year support from Swinton
& Co has come to an end.
Anglian Championships at Hethersett
Archie Fooye (Kesgrave) 20 Noah Woodhouse (Kesgrace) 17
Charlie Parr (Kesgrave) 17 Leo Mallett (Hethersett) 14
Liam Frew (Norwich) 12 Oliver Baker (Kesgrave) 10.
Lewis Brinkhoff (Kesgrave) 24 Jake Vincent (Kesgrave) 21
Ben Clarke (Ipswich) 21 Gemma Hill (Ipswich) 17 Charlie
Johnson (Ipswich) 17 Daniel Longlands (Hethersett) 13
Alfie Nixon (Hethersett) 12 Charlie Parr (Kesgrave) 10
Leo Mallett (Hethersett) 7 Giles Awbery (Hethersett) 6.
Ben Harvey (Ipswich) 24 Alex Harvey (Ipswich) 22 Lewis
Brinkhoff (Kesgrave) 20 Owen Wells (Hethersett) 16
Charlie Long (Kesgrave) 15 Jay Berry (Kesgrave) 15 Jake
Vincent (Kesgrave) 13 Ben Clarke (Ipswich) 11 Evan
Vincent (Kesgrave) 7 Alfie Holmes (Hethersett) 7.
Senior / Under-19
Josh Brooke (Ipswich) 16 Ash Hill (Ipswich) 14 Dan
Chambers (Jethersett) 14 Matt Hill (Ipswich) 13 (U19
-1st) Richie Fellgett (Ipswich) 12 (U19 - 2nd) Gary
Brown (Kesgrave) 10 Leigh Cossey (Hethersett) 10 Ben
Harvey (Ipswich) 9 (U19 - 3rd) Harley Hamill
(Hethersett) 8 Jamie Medler (Norwich) 7 Owen Wells
(Hethersett) 7 Sam Crossley (Hethersett) 4 Katie
Adams (Hethersett) 3.
Referees - Katie Adams, Kevin Wells
Contact - Mel Perkins MBE - 9 Meadow Close, Hethersett, NR9 3DZ:
Tel 01603 811304 or Mobile 07767 795 184. Mel can be e-mailed by
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founder and secretary Mel Perkins has been hard at work on the
club statistics. He had put together grids for all riders and
their points for the years from 1991 to 2012. To view these just
click on the links below
1991 to 2012
Rider Statistics 1991 to 2012
reports and records of previous seasons can be found in
our special archive section which is available by clicking
full statistical record of
the 2013 season in pdf format is now available. You can access this by
Go Ride Status Achieved
Hawks have finally been granted the coveted GO-RIDE
status by British Cycling. We have been trying for over
two years to put everything in place to get this
“kite-mark” which confirms we are a well-run and
structured club with all policies in place.
application has been led by Dave Chambers with help from
Well done – now we can go for the next level of