Bridger joins the Hammers as Shields goes to Eagles

LAKESIDE Hammers are delighted to confirm that Lewis Bridger is joining the club for the forthcoming season in a swap deal with local rivals the Eastbourne Eagles, which will see the Hammers former captain Adam Shields return to the Eagles.

LAKESIDE Hammers are delighted to confirm that Lewis Bridger is joining the club for the forthcoming season in a swap deal with local rivals the Eastbourne Eagles, which will see the Hammers former captain Adam Shields return to the Eagles.

Bridger showed his liking for the Arena Essex Raceway circuit in the Lee Richardson Memorial Meeting racing to second place behind Darcy Ward but ahead of a host of the World’s top riders. He will link up again with Hammers co Promoter Jon Cook who first put Lewis into the Elite League aged just 16.

Jon Cook commented on this move saying: “We are all absolutely delighted to have agreed this deal. It’s a great move for Lewis and Adam as both need a new start in familiar surroundings and for our part we are confident we can get Lewis back on the path towards heat leader status and international achievement. He is still one of the most talented motorcyclists in this Sport and I will be working with him to achieve his goals.”

On Shields departure Cook said: “I am pleased Adam’s love for speedway has returned and, after a rough few years, it makes sense that he returns at a track where he feels most comfortable. He’s been a great servant to the Hammers but it’s not the greatest secret that he didn’t always enjoy having the Raceway as a home track”


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