July 17, 2024
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SCUNTHORPE and Sheffield combine in National Development League

SCUNTHORPE and Sheffield are to share joint participation in the National Development League – a combination which won the title back in 2011.

The team will operate as the Scunthorpe Stags for fixtures which take place at the Eddie Wright Raceway, and as the Sheffield Prowlers when they race at Owlerton, with home meetings spit between the two venues.

Current Scorpions captain Simon Lambert is keen to be involved on the management side and has been co-ordinating putting the team together.

Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey said: “We’ve always done our bit in developing younger riders, even when we haven’t been in the NDL. 

“We will again be running a British Youth round at Scunthorpe in 2024, as we do every year, while the amateur meetings organised by Richard Hollingsworth have been a key part of our club for a long time.

“The difference between now and the last time we ran a joint team with Sheffield is we’re now in different leagues. 

“There’s an opportunity for riders to compete in both the NDL and Championship for Scunthorpe, and who knows after that, they could be riding for both Scorpions in the Championship and Sheffield Tigers in the Premiership in the Rising Star position.”

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