End of season for the Rebels

SPEEDWAY - THIS Friday (16th) will see the Somerset Sharp Rebels end their season with a challenge match against a strong-looking side that will be under the leadership of the Australian team manager and ex-Poole legend Craig Boyce.

THIS Friday (16th) will see the Somerset Sharp Rebels end their season with a challenge match against a strong-looking side that will be under the leadership of the Australian team manager and ex-Poole legend Craig Boyce.

Boycie's Boys will be headed by Ipswich's Great Britain star Daniel King and Poole's Steve Boxall and will include three ex-Rebels, Mark Lemon, Jay Herne and Danny Warwick, with Birmingham's Richard Sweetman and Isle of Wight's Ben Hopwood completing the septet.

This meeting match replaces the previously advertised challenge match between an Australian Select side and a team representing the Rest of the World, this down to the non-availability of some of the riders originally booked to ride in that meeting, as Rebels promoter, Debbie Hancock, explained: "A change of fixtures for some other clubs meant that we had to re-think our original plan for the end of season meeting, which will also mean that the fans will be able to see the Rebels in action as a septet for a final time this year.

"When we originally planned the match, a number of fans expressed their disappointment that they would not be able to see the team in action again before the end of the season, so a combination of this together with some of the original riders booked to ride now not being able to make it on Friday does mean that we will be tracking the 2009 Rebels as a full septet to bring down the curtain on the season.


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"Additionally, both Tom Brown and Brendan Johnson will be attending the meeting, which will mean that all of the 2009 Rebels will be at the Oak Tree Arena come Friday night."

Also on Friday, voting slips will be handed out to the fans in order that they can vote for the rider awards that will be made at the club's presentation night on Friday, October 30. The three categories are for the Rider of the Year, Most Improved Rider of the Year and Most Entertaining Rider of the Year.

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