Bill joined the A & T club in 1995, after previously being an
official at Stockport from 1985, and then unsuccessfully trying to
establish a club at Garstang, Lancashire that folded after two seasons.
Was A&T Chairman from 1998 to 2003 and re-elected to that position in
2008. Received a British Cycling Special Volunteers Award in 2011 for
his sterling work over a quarter of a century. Bill is a first aider on
match days. Runs a window cleaning business in Garstang.
Development Officer / Press Officer / Coach
Mike Hack Secretary
/ Development Officer / Press Officer / Coach Founded the club, with
Steve Mills, at the end of 1989, after previously racing for Manchester,
Stoke and Bury and was a member of the victorious Gt. Britain team in
the test series in Australia in 1981. Has held numerous posts as an
official at club, league and governing body level since 1973. Mike is a
qualified British Cycling Level 2 Cycle Speedway Coach. Mike is also a
Grade A International referee, and has officiated team and individual
finals at national and international levels. In addition, Mike serves on
British Cycling's Commissaires and Referees Commission and is the Cycle
Speedway Referees' Officer. He retired from racing in 2009 after 43
years as a rider, but turned out occasionally when needed until 2013.
Won both the 2010 Wigan Sports Coach of the Year Award and the Gt.
Manchester Sports Coach of the Year Award, along with three British
Cycling Special Recognition awards and the Sport Leigh Lifetime
Achievement award in 2016. Now retired, after being a Business
Intelligence Officer for a housing organization and holder of a degree
in management studies. Appointed General Secretary of the International
Cycle Speedway Federation in 2016 and Chairman of Sport Leigh in 2016.
Was elected as Chairman of the North & Scotland region, along with being
appointed North & Scotland Senior Team Manager in 2017. Mike is the
organiser of the Club's Road section. He won both the 2017 Wigan Unsung
Hero in Sport Award and the Gt. Manchester Unsung Hero in Sport Award.
Former Bury and Manchester rider who
returned to the sport in 2013 after an absence of 19 years. Has scored
well for A&T and was Team Manager for three years between the 2014 and
2016 seasons. Raced in the 2016 and 2017 British Veterans Individual
Final. Captained A&T to the 2017 Northern League Division 1 title. Works
in property maintenance.
Vice Chairman / Junior Team Manager / Coach
Joined the A & T club midway through
2009, after watching son Max perform well in junior events. Previously
raced in moto-cross events and is a keen mountain bike rider. He has
appeared on national TV as a regular member of the prestigious Brighouse
& Rastrick brass band. Will is is a qualified British Cycling Level 2
Cycle Speedway Coach. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for Volunteer
of the Year in 2012. He is a university lecturer in music and is also a
qualified physical education teacher. Was runner-up in the Wigan Sports
Coach of the Year awards in 2015. Will is the club's regular match day
2nd Team Manager / Social Secretary / Go-Ride Contact
Janine joined the club at the tail end of
the 2012 season, when her son Ciaran starting racing. Took over as
Social Secretary in 2013. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for
Volunteer of the Year in 2014, after carrying out numerous roles in the
year. Won both the Wigan Borough and Gt. Manchester Sports Volunteer of
the Year awards in 2015. Works in the banking sector. Was joint
winner with Catherine White, of the North West Go-Ride Volunteer of the
Year award in 2017.
1st Team Manager /
Manchester, A&T, Bury and Stoke rider, Lee took over the role following
the sad death of previous incumbent Alan Farrell in 2014. Lee was
instrumental in preparing the track and facilities for a memorable 2010
British Individual Final at Gin Pit, which drew widespread praise from
far and wide. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for Volunteer of the
Year in 2010, jointly with wife Angela and again in 2017. A badly broken
wrist put an end to Lee's 33 year racing career in 2016, the highlight
of which was an England international appearance in 1999. Lee took over
as 1st team manager for the 2017 season and led the team to the Northern
League Division 1 title. Works in the cleaning business.
Treasurer / BYJL Team
Catherine joined the club at
the tail end of 2011, when her eldest son John started racing. She took
over as Go-Ride Contact midway through the 2015 season and was elected
as Treasurer, when the post became vacant at the 2015 AGM. Catherine
also referees at junior matches. Was joint winner with Janine Paine, of
the North West Go-Ride Volunteer of the Year award in 2017. Works in the
education sector for a local authority. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial
Cup for Volunteer of the Year in 2016. Catherine is the new BYJL Team
Coach / Facilities Manager
Mark obtained his British Cycling Level 1 qualification in readiness for
the 2015 season. His daughter Lucy is a regular at A&T's weekly club
nights. Mark works as a college lecturer.
Coach / Groundsman
Chas is a British Cycling Level 2 Cycle Speedway Coach, who has joined
the club for the 2017 season, after spending a few years at Bury. Chas
is also a referee and will be undertaking Groundsman duties for the
club. His son Duncan will be competing for A&T's junior teams.
Club Welfare Officer
Corrie became a Club Welfare Officer at the start of the 2017 season.
She has been a club member since her children started racing in 2012.
Corrie has been active in recruiting club members over the past few
years and is now recruiting girl riders for the Club to race in girls
and women's competitions.
Kelly joined the A&T club when her son Lewis started riding at the back
end of 2017. Kelly has become the Club's Assistant Treasurer and is
assisting with fund raising and serving in the Catering Cabin. She works
as a finance manager in a local authority.
Web-Site Manager / Photographer
Former Belle Vue Gladiators
rider from the 1960s, who later raced speedway at Belle Vue and
Rochdale. Had helped out at the club for several years, as photographer
and producer of a promotional video, before taking over as Webmaster at
the start of 2002. Has continued to do a sterling job, with regular news
updates, match reports and a comprehensive photo gallery. Now retired
after being a Management Information Systems Supervisor at a local
college. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for Volunteer of the
Year in 2015.
Nick & Lynne Yates
Off Road Section
The husband and wife team of Nick and Lynne
launched the club's mixed Off Road section in May 2015. They organise
mainly mixed midweek leisure off road rides.
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