Bill Phillips

Chairman

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.

Mike Hack

Secretary / 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.

Paul Graham

Club Captain

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.

Will Evans

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 announcer.

Janine Paine

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.

Lee Phillips

1st Team Manager / Track Curator

Former Stockport, 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.

Catherine White

Treasurer / BYJL Team Manager

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 Manager.

Mark Grantham

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.
 

Chas Whalley

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.

Corrie Burgess

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 Skitterall

Assistant Treasurer


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.
 

Len Priestley

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 Organisers

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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