Quitting? No way, Heeps is back and raring to go

Cameron Heeps - back in town

Cameron Heeps - back in town

IGNORE the rumours – Cameron Heeps is back in town and raring to go for Ipswich ’Sackers’ Witches in 2013.

IGNORE the rumours – Cameron Heeps is back in town and raring to go for Ipswich ’Sackers’ Witches in 2013.

The 17-year-old star flew into England this week, scuppering suggestions he was quitting – not just the Witches but the sport as a whole – after a frustrating 2012 saw him struggle to recover from a serious scaphoid wrist injury.

Heeps’ season last year was dampened by the mid-term knock after he had signed for the Witches in a mass of publicity at the end of the 2011 campaign.

“Yeah, I heard the rumours,” Heeps said.

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“Apparently I was giving up, not coming back to Ipswich. But that has never entered my mind. That has never been the case.

“My injury was a lot worse than we first thought and it has been a long while getting fit again.

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“I wanted to get back on a bike earlier than I should have last year and it was a long four months in England being unable to ride.”

Heeps’ Premier League average of just over four, means he can’t ride in the National League for Mildenhall in 2013.

And he’s hoping a house move to Ipswich itself will also mean a chance to keep close to team-mates.

“I’m going to be living in Ipswich this year and just five minutes from Chris Louis and his workshop,” he added.

“That will be good for me, Chris has always said just to call in if I need anything.

“I just want an injury-free season and more consistency. I’ll be starting at reserve, where I think me and Adam Ellis will be strong, but after that I want to get into the main body of the team.”

The Witches season starts on Good Friday, March 29, with a home clash in the League Cup with Rye House, 2.30pm.

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