After a winter upheaval which saw several club members transfer to
Sheffield, the club made great progress, under a new look Committee. We
finished the year with a then record level of 17 regular officials and
volunteers. Funding awards from Grassroots Grants and Wigan Councilís
Community Chest saw the club purchase three good quality steel
containers,re-lay the track surface, refurbish the seating banks and buy a
set of new team shirts. We received widespread praise for an excellent
promotion of the British Individual Finals.
Mike Hack won both the Wigan and Gt. Manchester Sports Coach of the Year
The winter departures resulted in the Club withdrawing from both divisions
of the Northern League, to focus on recruitment and development of new
riders, who included Reece Pollitt.
Will Evans took over the Junior sessions and numbers increased, with 48
riders competing in the Go-Ride series. We finished 3rd out of 4 teams
in the Manchester League Division 1, 2nd out of 4 teams in the Manchester
League Division 2 and 14th out of 19 entrants in the British Club
Championships. Luke Jamson was the clubís top scorer with 74 points and he
topped the averages with 2.74.
Team photo, back row, l-r: Mike Hack, Sacha Street, Stefan Whitelegg,
Joel Partington, Adam Phillips, Matthew Turnbull. Kneeling, l-r: Max
Evans, Tyler Koch, Adam Turnbull.