Saturday November 18, 2023
SHEFFIELD have retained the services of 2012 World Champion Chris Holder for the defence of their Premiership title next year.

The Australian was a deadline day singing in August for the Tru Plant Tigers and he was involved in the final race which saw the Owlerton outfit clinch the top flight title for the first time in the club’s history.

Holder is Sheffield’s third signing for 2024 alongside younger brother Jack and three time World Champion Tai Woffinden.

Tigers team boss Simon Stead said: “I’m absolutely over the moon with how our whole team is shaping up for next season but this is one signing that really does excite me.

“Because he signed right at the end of August this year, we didn’t see too much of Chris.

“But the bits that we did see were really, really encouraging if you ask me when you consider the fact he came to us with only a handful of meetings under his belt and was on the comeback from some serious injuries.

“The other thing that did impress me, yet not surprise me, was how he made his experience and class count when it mattered most.

“We asked him to go out there and help get the job done in that last heat decider against Ipswich and for him to race at that level and finish on a real high note when under immense pressure deserves so much credit.

“So if he can do things like that after only a couple of months then I really am excited to see just how he can perform if he’s racing competitively consistently and he could prove to be an absolute bargain on a 7.16 starting average.”

A reminder that the club are holding a Season Ticket sales event today (Saturday, November 18) at the Owlerton Speedway Office between 11am and 1pm.

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