Eastbourne Eagle Confirm First Re-Signing For 2017

Thursday 17th November 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Georgie Wood Eastbourne Eagles

The first name on the Eastbourne Eagles team list for 2017 is Georgie Wood.

Wood has developed from an unknown reserve into a proven race-winner at National League level.

He made his debut as a newcomer to speedway racing in 2015 and stepped up last season to be a key figure in the club’s KO Cup success and chase for league glory, where they finished runners-up.

Team Manager Connor Dugard said, "Georgie put nearly two points on his starting average again this year. Building the team around him was a no brainer."

Wood had a home track average of 9.89 (including bonus points) and was, said Dugard, a “steal”.

“Whatever the point limit is Georgie is in all of our plans. If he makes the progress he has I wouldn't be surprised if he is riding in the Championship next year, let alone guest bookings in the Premiership,” Dugard added.

Wood said: "I'm happy to be back at Eastbourne. It was really the only place I wanted to be. We've made five finals out of five 5 in two years and won four of them. Hopefully we can kick on and win the league this coming year."

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