Fen Tigers sign up promising local youngster Connor
Mildenhall Fen Tigers have announced that they have signed locally-based 16-year-old Connor King ahead of the 2015 season.
King hails from Hockwold on the Suffolk/Norfolk border where he lives with his parents who run the New Inn Public House and restaurant. Although yet to ride competitively he caught the eye of the Mildenhall promotion at a late season STR meeting, and the club moved quickly to secure his signature.
Club Chairman Kevin Jolly was pleased to add another local rider to the club’s asset list -
“Connor is just the sort of lad we are looking to bring to Mildenhall and develop, he is very raw at the moment but the potential is clearly there, he is very professional and wants a career in speedway and feels this is the place where he can progress. We will not rush him and will give him all the support he needs. It is our intention that he will begin the season in the Midland Development League with the Milton Keynes Knights and I must thank their management for agreeing to this, they are a pleasure to work with and after the successful link up last year it is something we are determined to continue in 2015. Our supporters really enjoyed the second halves and we want to continue to provide them with value for money speedway at Mildenhall.
Connor has good backing from his family and is local to us so he fits the bill perfectly, I know he will be practising whenever possible over the winter and we look forward to introducing him to our supporters in the New Year”.
Connor’s desire to be speedway rider started at a young age when he used to watch speedway at Kings Lynn, he commenced his career at the Lakeside Academy on a 125cc in March 2013, before progressing to a 250cc at Sittingbourne and then a 500cc practising whenever and wherever he can.
Clearly excited to be signing for the Fen Tigers, Connor was already looking forward to 2015 -
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“I am very happy to be signing for the Fen Tigers, they are a great club and I am sure I can improve under the guidance of the management team there. I am very excited to be riding for the MK Knights in the MDL and I am going to try and do my best to show everyone what I can do and hopefully make the team and fans proud. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me get this far and I cannot wait for next season to start”.