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DOB: 06/06/1986Claus Vissing

Grindsted, Denmark
About Claus

Diamond since: 2020

Claus first rode speedway in UK age 21 for Stoke Potters, 2007.

Debut championship team appearance: Edinburgh Monarchs, 2013.

Debut Premiership team appearance: Peterborough Panthers, 2008.

Club honours:

  • League Cup winners; Somerset Rebels, 2012.
  • Four-Team Championship winners; Edinburgh Monarchs, 2013.
  • Knock-Out Cup winners; Swindon Robins, 2019.
  • League Championship winner; Swindon Robins, 2019.

Individual honours: Five times Danish Finalist.

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DOB: 30/08/1988Adam Roynon

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
About Adam

Diamond since: 2021

Adam first rode a speedway bike at age 11, and his first competitive meeting was at age 15 for the Great Britain U15 test match against Germany U15.

Debut Championship Appearance: Glasgow Tigers; 2005.

Debut Premiership Appearance: Rye House Rockets; 2007.

Club Honours: Premier League Champions; Rye House Rockets, 2007.

Individual Honours: U21 World Championship rider; 2007, 2008.

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DOB: 30/05/1985Matty Wethers

Adelaide, Australia
About Matty

Diamond since: 2018

Matty started riding at age 12, on 125cc bikes at the Junior Speedway club; the Speedway Sidewinders, based in Adelaide.

Debut championship team appearance: Edinburgh Monarchs; 2003.

Debut Premiership team appearance: Kings Lynn Stars; 2005.

Club honours: Championship KO Cup Runners-up; Newcastle Diamonds, 2019.

Individual honours: Team Captain – Newcastle Diamonds; 2020.

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DOB: 11/04/1997Max Clegg

Brighouse, Yorkshire
About Max

Diamond since: 2019

Max started Grasstrack age 7, moved on to Speedway in his teens.

Speedway Debut: Scunthorpe Saints, 2011.

Debut championship team appearance: Sheffield Tigers, 2013.

Debut Premiership team appearance: Leicester Lions, 2014.

Club honours:

  • National League Champions, National League Knock-out Cup.
  • Winners and National Shield Winners; Dudley Heathens, 2013.

Individual honours: British U-19 Champion and National League Riders Champion;
2016.

Benjamin Barker

DOB: 10/03/1988Benjamin Barker

Truro, Cornwall
About Ben

Diamond since: 2021

Ben started riding in 2003 aged 15, in the conference league for Oxford & Trelawny.

Debut championship team appearance: 2005; Exeter Falcons.

Debut Premiership team appearance: 2004; Coventry Cougars.

Club honours:

  • League Championship winners; Oxford Cheetas, 2005.
  • Four-Team Championship winners; Stoke Potters, 2006.
  • Craven Shield winners; Coventry Bees, 2008.
  • League Championship Winners; Coventry Bees, 2010.
  • KO Cup winners; Redcar Bears, 2019.

Individual honours:

  • GB U21s; Junior World Championship rider, 2006.
  • Individual U21s; World championships, 2007.
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DOB: 13/06/1986James Wright

Stockport, Manchester
About James

Diamond since: 2020

James started his career back in 2002, aged 16, for Buxton Hitmen.

Debut championship team appearance: Workington Comets; 2004.

Debut Premiership team appearance: Swindon Robins; 2008.

Club honours:

  • Knock-Out Cup winners; Buxton Hitmen, 2002.
  • Four-Team Championship winners; Workington Comets, 2006.
  • Elite Shield winners; Swindon Robins, 2008.
  • League Cup winners; Somerset Rebels, 2012.

Individual honours:

  • Conference League Riders Champion; 2004.
  • Premier League Riders Champion; 2007.
  • Team GB, U-21 World Cup Final, 2007 – Silver Medal (6pts)
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DOB: 05/03/1999Joe Alcock

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
About Joe

Diamond since: 2021

Joe initially started watching and riding Speedway at Stoke Potters, age 7.

Debut championship team appearance: N/A.

Debut Premiership team appearance: N/A.

Club honours: 4-Team Champions; Stoke Potters, 2019.

Individual honours: Competed in British youth rounds age 10, signed as Newcastle.

Diamonds asset in 2020, taking the no.7 race jacket a year later for the 2021
season.

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TEAM MANAGERDarren Hartley

Manchester

MEET THE TEAMSGEMS

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D.O.B 29/11/2004Archie Freeman

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear
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D.O.B 5/3/1999Joe Alcock

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
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D.O.B 3/6/1996Josh Embleton

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear
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D.O.B 29/12/2004Danny Smith

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear
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Awaiting Confirmation

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Awaiting Confirmation

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MANAGERSteve Pate

MEET THE TEAMSSAPPHIRES

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D.O.B 27/5/2006Ben Trigger

Plymouth, Devon
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29/12/2004Danny Smith

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear
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D.O.B 11/5/1998Dean Douglas

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear
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D.O.B 2/6/2006Owen Booth

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
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Awaiting Confirmation

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Awaiting Confirmation

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Awaiting Confirmation

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MANAGERSteve Pate

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