Friday November 17, 2023
SHEFFIELD’S title defending team will be spearheaded by Grand Prix big guns Jack Holder and Tai Woffinden.

The inclusion of the two world class stars will be seen as a real statement of intent from club bosses who are determined to put everything in place that they can to help the Tru Plant Tigers successfully defend their Premiership crown in 2024.

It will be a fourth straight season with the Steel City side for Holder who has been with the club ever since they moved into the top flight of British Speedway.

The Australian enjoyed his best ever year on the shale in 2023 and was well on course to win a World Championship medal until a broken wrist suffered during the Speedway World Cup in July saw him miss out on a top three finish by just two points.

Holder’s injury replacement for the Tigers was three time World Champion Woffinden - who also missed Sheffield’s Grand Final triumph having sustained a broken hand and then concussion whilst on Polish league duty towards the back end of the campaign.

But Woffinden has agreed new terms and 2024 will see him line up for the start of a British Speedway season for the first time in a decade.

Tru Plant Tigers team boss Simon Stead said: “I think most people will agree that as far as launching team building for the defence of our league title goes, it couldn’t be any better than this.

“In Jack and Tai we have got two proven genuine world class riders and to have two GP boys spearheading our side is unbelievable.

“They are two of the world’s very best and I think by including them in our team, we are showing just how serious we are about making it back-to-back league titles.

“They were both absolutely gutted to be sidelined at the end of the season and miss out on that Grand Final - but they’re both chomping at the bit to be back at Sheffield and we feel like we’re doing something right for two riders of their stature to want to be back in our team.”

Sheffield will be announcing their third signing for 2024 tomorrow (Saturday, November 18) morning - and just hours later, supporters will have their first opportunity to get their hands on a season ticket for next term.

There will be a special sales event held at Owlerton Stadium’s Speedway Office between 11am and 1pm with supporters able to pay via card, cheque or cash.

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