Hopwood Out, Bowtell In
Ahead of tomorrow night's meeting against Plymouth, Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway captain Ben Hopwood has stunned the club management by handing in a shock transfer request and in doing so has opened the door to Essex based Alfie Bowtell to join the Island side.
Manchester based Hopwood approached the Warriors promotion before last week’s meeting against Eastbourne citing a new job that will prevent him travelling to the Island. Reacting to this unexpected turn of events, Warriors co-promoter Barry Bishop said, “Ben’s decision came out of the blue as he was always asking us if his job was safe and he was doing a good job. To be honest, we were disappointed to find out that he had already been in contact with the speedway authorities and at least one other club before approaching any of the management team here.