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The official web site of  Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club on this our Golden Jubilee Season. The club was formed in 1966. This site will bring you all our news, fixtures and information on our Golden Jubilee Year. Click Here for Results and Reports from 2016 and here for a full results digest of the season

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HAWKS welcomed Sussex side Hellingly Lions to the Memorial Playing Field for the first time in South East League action and a thoroughly entertaining and sporting fixture ensued.  A Josh Herring / Olly Buxton 7-3 win in heat 2 with Buxton holding off a strong challenge gave the Hawks the lead which they extended to eight points by heat 6 as Hellingly adapted to the strange track. With Dan Chambers and Leigh Cossey riding consistently and Josh Herring rediscovering the form that made him one of  the UK's top juniors a few years ago, the Hawks were able to protect their lead. Hellingly rode well defensively but did not really look like pegging back the Hawks who only lost their first race in the penultimate heat.  It was too little too late for the Lions as Buxton rounded off his best performance of the season to win the final heat.

HETHERSETT 83 HELLINGLY 76 (D.Chambers 21.L.Cossey 16 O.Buxton 15 J.Herring 13 H.Hamill 7 D.Butler 5 L.Smith 4 O.Wells 2)

In the Division 2 match Hethersett maintained their unbeaten run since May 8th courtesy of penalty points conceded by Hellingly for using a restricted rider.  The match was highly entertaining with Glyn Morgan rolling back the years with a couple,of wins.  Conservative but timely use of experienced riders allowed the Hawks to keep in contention with the penalty points in hand and a lucky 7-3 win in heat 14 meant two shared heats would see them win by one point.  Lee Smith and Harley Hamill duly obliged.  Another very sporting occasion which proved that Hellingly are a welcome addition to the South East League.

HETHERSETT B (73+15) 88 HELLINGLY B 87 (O.Wells 12 G.Morgan 11 L.Smith 10 D.Butler 10 K.Adams 8 D.Longlands 8 H.Hamill 8 L.Hulcoop 6)

Next up for the Hawks is a trip to Gt.Blakenhma on 4th September but this weekend three Hethersett riders go down South to contest British Championships.  Dan Chambers, Olly Buxton (Open) and Owen Wells (Under-16) will be looking to make Monday's finals at Exeter.

Nick Myhill presents a new set of sponsored shirts to Hawks at their club night on July 5th

HETHERSETT HAWKS / MYHILL DECORATORS tracked a full-strength team for the first time this season and duly saw off the challenge of local rivals Norwich Stars in the South-East League at Eaton Park.  A solid and tactically perfect first eight heats put the Hawks 12 points ahead until an exclusion gave Norwich their first race win.  Dan Chambers and Leigh Cossey completed maximums with solid support from Olly Buxton and Lee Smith but team manager Chambers was a bit critical of the side's second half performance which he described as "a bit sloppy".  Still they ended with two heat wins with Josh Herring making a good comeback after injury.

NORWICH 72 HETHERSETT 86 (D.Chambers 20 L.Cossey 16 O.Buxton 12 L.Smith 11 H.Hamill 10 D.Butler 6 J.Herrin 6  O.Wells 5)

In the Division 2 match, Norwich started the better building a narrow lead by heat 6 but an exclusion let the Hawks in and five races later the Hawks were 11 points up. A late rally narrowed the gap but two 7-3 wins featuring the improving Owen Wells saw Hethersett comfortably over the line. Substitute Harley Hamill was unbeaten in his three rides while Glyn Morgan made his first Hawks appearance for over 30 years and won heat 9.

NORWICH B 73 HETHERSETT B 86 (O.Wells 20 D.Butler 15 L.Smith 15 R.Carter 11 H.Hamill 11 G.Morgan 10 G.Awbery 4)

Dan Chambers was in good form the previous day in the East Anglian Championships at Ipswich. In a top-class Senior field he won his vital final heat against two main contenders which earned him a race-off for third place on the podium, a race he won by passing home star Richard Fellgett. In other categories Owen Wells finished 7th in the Under-16s and 5th in the U19s while Glyn Morgan was 7th in the Veterans.

Olly's Gasp

Away from the shale tracks Olly Buxton (pictured opposite) raced in the infamous Gas Hill Gasp in front of a large crowd in Norwich on Friday night.  He won the cycle speedway final and then made a real last "gasp" dive for the line in the Grand Final against the other non-Road Racing category winners.  

Funrun Hawks

Hawks at the start and finish of the annual Hethersett Village Funrun which saw over 200 runners taking part.

Hawks Golden Jubilee celebrations continued as they led off the seventh annual village funrun. The run goes back to 2010 as part of the village's celebrations leading up to the 2012 London Olympic games. Members led off the latest funrun and came home ahead of over 200 runners taking part.

Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Images from the Golden Jubilee celebrations

HAWKS held a number of events to celebrate their Golden Jubilee and welcomed back ex-riders for some action, many of whom showed they still had the ability such as Dave Martin and Ben Collins. Earlier a junior event saw age group victories for Dan Knights (Under-19) Harrison Bacon (Under-16) Giles Awbery (Under-13) Leo Mallett (Under-10) and Lewis Fierro (Under-8) in his first competitive match.

Proceedings ended with the Breckland Autos Charity Cup which went to the wire with Ash Hill of Ipswich just completing his maximum on the line in heat 18 against runner-up team mate Richie Fellgett. Hethersett's Dan Chambers completed the podium places with 18 points.

Results for the Day:

GOLDEN JUBILEE JUNIOR U19 - 1 Dan Knights (Ipswich) 19, 2 Richie Fellgett (Ipswich) 18, 3 Olivia Nicholas    (Hethersett) 11, 4 Katie Adams (Hethersett)  7

U16 - 1 Harrison Bacon (Ipswich) 17, 2 Owen Wells (Hethersett) 14

U13- 1 Giles Awbery (Hethersett) 18

U10 - 1 Leo Mallett (Hethersett) 24

U8 - 1 Lewis Fierro (Hethersett) 12

Referee - Olly Buxton


TEAM D  57 - Ben Collins 15 Dave Martin 15 Leigh Cossey 14 Dan Buitler 13
TEAM B  46 - Richie Fellgett 16 Olly Buxton 12 Simon Whiting 11 Steve Perkins 7
TEAM C  42 - Owen Wells 11 Tim Grimes 11 Dave Chambers 10 Glyn Morgan 10
TEAM A  38 - Dan Knights 15 Lee Hulcoop 9 Mel Perkins 7 Olivia Nicholas 7
TEAM E  37 - Richie Williamson 11 Tiffany Collins 9 Carly Cameron 9 Grahm Ringer 8

Referee - Kevin Wells

BRECKLAND AUTOS CHARTITY CUP - Ash Hill (Ipswich) 20, Richie Fellgett (Ipswich) 19, Dan Chambers (Hethersett) 18, Olly Buxton (Hethersett) 17, Leigh Cossey (Hethersett) 14, Richie Williamson (Gt Blakenham) 14, Dan Knights (Ipswich) 13, Harrison Bacon (Ipswich) 13, Dan Butler (Hethersett) 12, Owen Wells (Hethersett) 11, Lee Hulcoop (Hethersett) 10, Leon Mower (Ipswich) 10, Carly Cameron (Hethersett) 8, Katie Adams (Hethersett) 7, Olivia Nicholas (Hethersett) 6, Michael Jones (Norwich) 4.


Hawk Talk 


The 2016 editions of our Hawk Talk newsletter are online and can be accessed by clicking here. Archive Hawk Talks are also available.



Club 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


Statistics 1991 to 2012

Full Rider Statistics 1991 to 2012


Archive Section

News, reports and records of previous seasons can be found in our special archive section which is available by clicking here.

Go Ride Status Achieved


Hawks hold the coveted GO-RIDE status by British Cycling. Now the club is working for the next grade which is Clubmark. 


Club Contact - Mel Perkins MBE - 9 Meadow Close, Hethersett, NR9 3DZ: Tel 01603 811304 or Mobile 07767 795 184. Mel can be e-mailed by clicking here


Club Contact - Mel Perkins MBE - 9 Meadow Close, Hethersett, NR9 3DZ: Tel 01603 811304 or Mobile 07767 795 184. Mel can be e-mailed by clicking here


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