Teenager Jordan Jenkins takes over as Mildenhall Fen Tigers captain for 2018

New Mildenhall captain, Jordan Jenkins.

New Mildenhall captain, Jordan Jenkins. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Teenager Jordan Jenkins is the new captain of Mildenhall Fen Tigers for the 2018 season.

The 16-year-old is set to become the youngest captain in the club’s history after taking on the role a few times last season

Promoter Kevin Jolly is happy to give the youngster the responsibility.

“Jordan is mature beyond his years and was a natural in the role when he captained the team late last season,” Jolly said.

“He is dedicated to the sport and to Mildenhall, he loved the experience last year and was very pleased and proud to accept the job full-time this season.”

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And former team boss Robert Henry will not be completely severing his role within the club as he has agreed to act as a mentor to the youngsters in the Fen Tigers side at home meetings this season, while being available to support Phil Kirk in his new team manager role.

Kirk was pleased that Henry would still be involved.

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“For me personally, it is great that Robert will still be around on a Sunday afternoon, I have learnt so much from him and he has been a fine mentor to me as he will be for our young side,” Kirk said.

“The last couple of years have been about the two of us working together to do our very best for the club we love and it is a great start to the New Year to know that Robert will remain involved”

The club have confirmed that they will be defending the National Trophy they won in such exciting fashion last season, taking their place in the Southern group where they will join Eastbourne, Isle of Wight, Kent and Plymouth.

The available dates for fixtures have now been received by the club from the stadium and the fixture list will start to be compiled over the coming weeks. The club expect to open their doors for the first time in 2018 on Easter Sunday (April 1, at 3pm), full details to be confirmed, with Jon Armstrong’s testimonial being held on Sunday, April 22, with an earlier 2pm start time.

Tickets are selling very well for the Tatum and Pearson evening on Friday, February 2, at Mildenhall Social Club, doors open at 7pm and there is ample free parking within a couple of minutes of the venue.

Tickets are £12 and include a hot supper.

Please contact Lee Chipchase (Commercial Manager) by phone on 01638 583962/07912 113076 or by email at Lee@assuredretailservices.co.uk to reserve your tickets.

The club will once again be represented at the 2018 Celebration of Speedway on Sunday, February 18, at Paradise Wildlife Park and look forward to meeting many supporters on what is always a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Pricing for the 2018 season meetings has been set at £13 Adults, £11 Concessions/Students (Available to all those in full-time education up to the age of 22, a current student photo id card is required, Junior admission for 15-year-olds and under remains free, with free car parking.

Season Tickets are available to purchase for £182 adults and £154 concessions/students, with all season ticket holders receiving a free programme.

Season tickets will cover the nine main season League Meetings, four National Trophy group fixtures and the KO Cup tie v Birmingham.

All other meetings will be pay on entry.

Interested parties should speak to Kevin Jolly at either of the upcoming club events or contact him by telephone on 07767 460907.

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