Search

Teenager Jason Edwards set to make Lakeside Hammers debut

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 September 2017

Lakeside Hammers promoter Jon Cook (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Lakeside Hammers promoter Jon Cook (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League

Talented teenager Jason Edwards will get his first taste of senior speedway at Lakeside on Friday evening.

Edwards, who turned 15 last month, has been handed a dream debut for the Vortex Hammers in their National League play-off semi-final first leg showdown with Belle Vue at the Arena Essex Raceway (8pm).

It’s a reward for his impressive performances during the youth races throughout the season under the watchful eye of former rider Martin Hagon and the Hammers’ Hagon Shocks Academy.

The Billericay boy rates Lakeside as his favourite track.

Hammers co-boss Jon Cook said: “We are delighted to offer a local youngster the opportunity to race for the club.

“We aren’t putting any pressure on him, even though it’s a play-off meeting, we just want him to go out there, enjoy himself and see what he can achieve.

“Kelvin Tatum and myself have watched him progress throughout the course of the season and believe he has the potential to have a very bright future in the sport.

“We have every Hammers fan will come along and get behind Jason and the rest of the boys on Friday.”

Meanwhile former National League title winner Max Clegg has been booked to cover for the injured Zach Wajtknecht in the number one spot.

Lakeside Hammers: Max Clegg, Nick Laurence, Paul Hurry, Alfie Bowtell, Ben Morley, Jason Edwards, Jamie Couzins.

Belle Vue Colts: Dan Bewley, Kyle Bickley, Lee Payne R/R, Rob Shuttleworth, Jon Armstrong, Andy Mellish, Luke Woodhull.

Latest Newham Stories

Yesterday, 12:49

A man is fighting for his life after he was stabbed in Forest Gate this morning.

Yesterday, 12:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

NHS

Throughout this autumn and winter, the south meadow area of West Ham Park, which is managed by the City of London Corporation, is being re-landscaped with funding from the GLA’s Community Grant Scheme.

United Kingdom
Saturday, December 15, 2018

First-half goals from Snodgrass and Antonio settle matters for Hammers

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The 48-year-old discussed the 4-0 victory over Beaconsfield Town and the future of top goalscorer Macauley Bonne

Charlie Lee
Saturday, December 15, 2018

FA Trophy first round: Leyton Orient 4 Beaconsfield Town 0

Josh Coulson
Saturday, December 15, 2018

London Lions earned the capital bragging rights in their first-ever meeting with London City Royals at the Copper Box Arena on Friday.

Bristol
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Met Office

PROMOTED CONTENT

Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newham Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now