Workington Comets Face Tough SGB Championship Matches

Workington Comets, led by manager James Denham, face matches against Plymouth Gladiators and Poole Pirates in the SGB Championship. The team features a historic lineup, including Celina Liebmann, the first female to ride professionally in a top British league.

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Workington Comets Face Tough SGB Championship Matches

Workington Comets Face Tough SGB Championship Matches

The Workington Comets, led by manager James Denham, are gearing up for a challenging weekend in the SGB Championship, with matches against the Plymouth Gladiators on May 14 and the Poole Pirates on May 15, 2024. The Comets will be making their first-ever league trip to Wimborne Road to face the Pirates.

The Workington team boasts an impressive lineup, including captain Craig Cook, Troy Batchelor, Claus Vissing, and Celina Liebmann, who is making history as the first female to ride professionally in a top British league. Rounding out the team are Finn Antii Vuolas, Tate Zischke, and Steve McGurk.

Poole promoter Dan Ford is excited to host the first league encounter between the two clubs and has extended a warm welcome to Celina Liebmann. "We extend a very warm welcome to Celine, who is most certainly trying to clear the way for more women to break into the sport at league level," said Ford. The Poole Pirates team features R. Lawson, T. Thomsen, T. Brennan, Z. Cook, captain B. Cook, S. Hagon, and M. Perry.

The Comets have had a strong start to the season, qualifying for the final stages of the BSN Series after winning their group, which included Scunthorpe and Redcar. They also claimed the first bonus point of the SGB Cab Direct Championship season with a home defeat of defending champions Glasgow.

"It was great news for British Speedway when Workington re-opened their doors last season and even better news when they decided to make the step up to the Championship this year," said Ford. "I really think we could be in for a very entertaining contest."

The Workington Comets face a tough test this weekend against the Plymouth Gladiators and Poole Pirates in the SGB Championship. With a strong start to the season and a historic lineup featuring the first female rider in a top British league, the Comets are poised to make a statement on the track. As they head into these crucial matches, all eyes will be on Celina Liebmann and the rest of the Workington team as they aim to continue their winning ways.

Key Takeaways

  • Workington Comets face Plymouth Gladiators and Poole Pirates in SGB Championship.
  • Celina Liebmann makes history as 1st female rider in top British league.
  • Comets boast strong lineup, including Craig Cook and Troy Batchelor.
  • Workington has strong start to season, qualifying for BSN Series final stages.
  • Poole promoter Dan Ford expects an entertaining contest against Comets.