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Ben Barker

DOB: 10/03/1988Benjamin Barker

Truro, Cornwall
About Benjamin

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.
  • Diamonds Team Captain (June 2021 -)
Adam Roynon

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.

Matthew Wethers

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 (Apr-Jun)

Max Clegg

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;

Connor Mountain

DOB: 26/08/1997Connor Mountain

Kings Lynn, Norfolk
About Connor

Diamond since: 2021

Connor is the son of ex-rider Andy Mountain (Born: 3 March 1973, King’s Lynn, Norfolk)

Debut championship team appearance: 2017; Ipswich Witches

Debut Premiership team appearance: N/A

Club honours:

  • National Trophy winner: 2014 & 2017; Mildenhall Fen Tigers
  • Championship Shield winner: 2019; Leicester Lions
  • League Championship winner: 2019; Leicester Lions
James Wright

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)
Archie Freeman

DOB: 29/11/2004Archie Freeman

About Archie

Diamond since: 2021

16-year-old Geordie, Archie Freeman first set wheel to the Brough Park track when he was just six years old at the club’s training sessions having already appeared as the Diamonds’ mascot, and from that moment onwards it was always his dream to become a full-time Newcastle Diamond, and that dream is now a reality.

Debut championship team appearance: Newcastle Diamonds No. 8 – 11/06/2021(@ Scunthorpe)

Debut Premiership team appearance: N/A.

Club honours: 2019; Northern Junior League Champions – Newcastle Gems

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