Another Successful Season
Hethersett Hawks/Swinton and Co celebrated a memorable season when
over 50 members, families and friends attended the club's presentation
party at Hethersett Social Club.
All were reminded of the club's achievements in 2011 which included
securing grants from South Norfolk Council and Hethersett Parish Council
to purchase 12 new club bikes and erect a new safety fence at the Memorial
Playing Field track. The fence and other improvements, all completed
by club members, saw the track awarded National status allowing the
club to successfully stage British Finals in August.
Various recruitment exercises at school fairs and Sport in the Park
had helped to swell the attendances at Tuesday Club Nights - 75
attended during the year and over half of them for the first time. It
is hoped this success can be built on to encourage more members to support
team and individual competitions.
On the racing side the Club celebrated three East Anglian
Champions, one Norfolk Champion and three local Grand Prix champions. Two
girls were part of the winning Eastern Region team in the British Women
and Girls League with Tiffany Collins taking third place in the British
U17 Girls’ Grand Prix series.
Club awards for the season were dominated by Phil Adams who won Top
Scorer, First Team Rider of the Year and the coveted Sportsman of the Year
award, voted for by members and supporters on the night. Other
presentations were made to Tyler Matthews (Best Newcomer), Oliver Buxton
(Most Improved Junior), Scott Grimes (Second Team Rider of the Year) and
special awards as Club Members of the Year to Tim Grimes and Caroline
The presentations concluded with Peter Steward, Chairman of
Hethersett and The Meltons Sports Association, congratulating the club on
its contribution to village sporting life that had seen Hethersett become
Norfolk Sports Village of the Year and Winner of Winners. All Club members
present were photographed with the awards in recognition.