Joe Haines (speedway rider)
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4 September 1991 |
|2009||Rye House Rockets|
|2010||King's Lynn Stars|
|2006||British Under 15 Champion|
|2010, 2012||British Under 21 Champion|
|2008||Premier League Four-Team Champion|
|2008||Young Shield winner|
|2007||Conference League Champion|
|2007||Conference League KO Cup Winner|
|2007||Conference Trophy Winners|
Born in Bolton, England, Haines started his speedway career in 2006 with the Cleveland Bears and then joined the Scunthorpe Scorpions in 2007 in the Conference League winning the League Championship, the Knockout Cup and the Conference Trophy in his first full season.
Wolverhampton Wolves signed Haines just after his sixteenth birthday and immediately loaned him to the Workington Comets for the 2008 season. He also rode for the Boston Barracudas in the Conference League in 2008.
He started the 2009 season as the number eight for Wolverhampton and rode for Rye House Rockets in the Premier League. A serious injury halted his season mid way but he returned to the saddle in September and continued to improve.
In 2010 he rode for King's Lynn Stars in the Premier League while also doubling up with parent club, Wolverhampton in the Elite League. He became the 2010 British Under 21 Champion in April. He went on to ride for Sheffield Tigers in the Premier League before retiring in 2013.