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HETHERSETT 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.

East 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

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HAWKS 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 D.Butler 2)

The Hawks bring down the curtain on their 2015 season by staging the East Anglian Championships on Saturday 24th October from 11 a.m.

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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Hawk Talk 

The 2015 editions of Hawk Talk are all online and can be accessed by clicking here. Archive Hawk Talks are also available.




Cycle speedway has a new web site with news on the sport, competition results, forums and hints on training and diet. Speedway Pro is available by clicking here.



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.

A full statistical record of the 2013 season in pdf format is now available. You can access this by clicking here.

Go Ride Status Achieved


The 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.  


The application has been led by Dave Chambers with help from Ian Grange,  Well done – now we can go for the next level of CLUBMARK!