2016 SEASON

2016 WARRIORS STARTING LINE-UP

Lee Smart, Benji Compton, Barry Bishop (Co-promoter),

Matt Saul, James Cockle (Captain On Bike), Brendan Johnson, Martin Widman (Co-promoter), Mark Baseby, Kelsey Dugard, Neil Vatcher (Team Manager),

Geroge Piper & Tyler Govier (Kneeling)

Image by Mike Thomas

2016 WARRIORS FINISHING LINE-UP

Chris Widman, Lee Smart, James Cockle (Captain On Bike), Mark Baseby, Layne Cupitt,

Nathan Stoneman & Kelsey Dugard (Kneeling)

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MARTIN WIDMAN
CO-PROMOTER
JAMES COCKLE
CAPTAIN

James took over the Captaincy on the eve of the season and was a massive presence in the pits.  He flourished in the No.5 berth whilst becoming a fans favourite and ever present for the Warriors. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 8.59

FINISHING AVERAGE : 7.35

KELSEY
DUGARD

Called in to the team on the eve of the season, Kelsey very quickly found his way into the hearts of the Warriors fans.  A stable year saw him retain his position in the main body of the team for the entire season.

STARTING AVERAGE : 4.49

FINISHING AVERAGE : 4.28

LAYNE
CUPITT

Another mid season signing, Layne's progress during his spell on the Island was evident week in, week out.  An all action trier, and keen learner providing important points from the reserve berth.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.00

BENJI
COMPTON

Benji's season started as Warriors No.1, but after only 4 meetings he gained an injury to his wrist.  After being declared fit to return to the team midway through the season,

he opted to retire from the sport.

STARTING AVERAGE : 8.95

FINISHING AVERAGE : 8.95

NICK
PHILLIPS

Nick's Warriors run was cut short after only 2 meetings.  Brought in at reserve, Nick's season ended with a fall on the first bend seeing him sustain an arm injury ruling him out for the remainder of the season. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.00

NEIL VATCHER
TEAM MANAGER
MARK
BASEBY

Starting at No.4 in the main body of the team, Mark had a solid first half of the season before hitting the big scores and taking over the No.1 race jacket, making it his own for the remainder of the season.

STARTING AVERAGE : 5.88

FINISHING AVERAGE : 7.73

CHRIS
WIDMAN

Joining the Warriors in August with the team reshuffle, Chris' season picked up and he ended the year as a solid performer both home and away, cementing his position in the main body of the team.

STARTING AVERAGE : 4.73

FINISHING AVERAGE : 4.45

GEORGE
PIPER

After 9 years away from the sport, George joined the Warriors as their No.8.  A firm favourite with the fans, George had some run outs for the team at reserve both home and away providing vital points returns. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.00

TYLER
GOVIER

Tyler provided many important points tallies during the first half of the season.  His progression was halted due to some crashes which resulted in concussion, seeing him replaced in the team at reserve.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.30

BRENDAN
JOHNSON

Brendan unfortunately never got the opportunity to ride or Captain the side due to an arm injury sustained in a practice session on the eve of the season.  This subsequently forced Brendan to retire from the sport.

STARTING AVERAGE : 6.21

FINISHING AVERAGE : 6.21

BARRY BISHOP
CO-PROMOTER
LEE
SMART

After returning from a couple of years away from the sport, Lee had a solid season in the main body of the team.  He provided a reliable stable of points throughout the season both home and away. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 5.76

FINISHING AVERAGE : 5.71

NATHAN
STONEMAN

After 3 years away from the sport, Nathan came in at reserve in August.  He set the league alight with a 21 point maximum away from home at Coventry, and soon became a match winner for the Warriors at reserve.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.35

FINISHING AVERAGE : 6.98

JOE
JACOBS

Brought in to cover the No.1 position for 28 days, Joe proved an out and out No.1 providing double figure returns in each meeting he took part in, along with many important

Heat 15 victories.

STARTING AVERAGE : 8.63

FINISHING AVERAGE : 8.63

MATT
SAUL

Matt was one of the original Warrior 7, but parted with the team midway through June due to work commitments.  He provided vital points from the reserve berth during his brief spell with the club.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.00

ELLIS
PERKS

Ellis never got to turn a wheel as a 2016 Warrior due to a reshuffle of the team on the eve of the season which saw him miss out on a team place.  However, he did return to the Island as a guest for the Warriors.  

STARTING AVERAGE : 7.14

FINISHING AVERAGE : 8.25

WARRIORS GUESTS DURING THE 2016 SEASON

PAUL STARKE - ADAM ELLIS - MATT WILLIAMSON - TOM PERRY - LIAM CARR - BEN HOPWOOD

DAN BEWLEY - GEORGIE WOOD - ZACH WAJTKNECHT - DANNY AYRES - CONNOR COLES

JACK THOMAS - SAM BEBEE - SAM WOODS

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