Results and News
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
failed in their bid to capture the South-East League
title for the first time as they lost two matches in
Ipswich. It was a big hurdle to jump but they put
up a strong fight. Their first match was against
holders Ipswich Whirlwinds and started well with Dan
Butler and Leigh Cossey scoring a 7-3 win. For the rest
of the first half the Hawks saw Ipswich take control
although they felt they were not helped by referee
decisions that went against them. However, at the
interval they were just seven points down and still in
with a chance. An Ipswich 7-3 immediately after the
break stretched the lead and the fast track started to
take its toll on the Hawks, especially as a couple of
riders were lacking in recent match practice and another
had to be substituted with back problems. Ipswich eased
to victory to retain their title with young Ben Harvey
looking impressive with an unbeaten score. Leigh Cossey
and Lee Grange did their best to stem the tide.
IPSWICH WHIRLWINDS 97 HETHERSETT 80 (L.Grange 17
L.Cossey 16 J.Herring 14 O.Buxton 11 H.Hamill 10
D.Butler 8 R.Carter 4)
Later in the day the Hawks faced Ipswich Eagles for a
match that would then decide runners-up position in the
League. Receiving 12 penalty points from Ipswich
due to the number of restricted riders being used, the
Hawks set about retaining their advantage. Their hopes
lasted only eight heats when a 7-3 win by Ipswich's top
pairing put them two points clear overall. It was race
winners that Hethersett lacked - Lee Grange held on to
win heat nine and Leigh Cossey was instrumental in
helping Olly Buxton to win the final heat but that was
it. For Ipswich Richie Fellgett and Matt Hill were
unbeaten as they ran out easy winners in the end.
IPSWICH EAGLES 103 HETHERSETT (76+12) 88 (L.Grange 18
O.Buxton 15 D.Butler 11 L.Cossey 10 H.Hamill 8 J.Herring
7 R.Carter 5 O.Wells 2)
Ipswich fully deserved their 1-2 in the League and
Hethersett were given a lesson about what they need to
do in terms of fitness and regular racing commitments to
be able to mount a serious challenge in 2016.
Hethersett were pleased to be able to field a
"B" team without any full first-team riders
for the second consecutive match and they learned a lot
from the experience at the track of the Division 2
champions. Most encouraging signs were some
determined rides from Owen Wells that won him two heats
and the continued progress of new recruit Alfie Holmes
who beat the first opponent of his short career.
IPSWICH B 84 HETHERSETT B 46 (O.Wells 14 R.Carter 8
N.Longlands 6 A.Holmes 6 K.Adams 5 D.Longlands 5
The Hawks bring down the curtain on their 2015 season by
staging the East Anglian Championships on Saturday 24th
October from 11 a.m.
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