Joe Haines (speedway rider)

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Joe Haines
Born (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 25)
Bolton, England
Nationality  United Kingdom
Career history
2007 Scunthorpe Scorpions
2008 Workington Comets
2008 Boston Barracudas
2009 Rye House Rockets
2009-2011 Wolverhampton Wolves
2010 King's Lynn Stars
2011 Scunthorpe Scorpions
2011 Somerset Rebels
2012-2013 Sheffield Tigers
Individual honours
2006 British Under 15 Champion
2010, 2012 British Under 21 Champion
Team honours
2008 Premier League Four-Team Champion
2008 Young Shield winner
2007 Conference League Champion
2007 Conference League KO Cup Winner
2007 Conference Trophy Winners

Joe Haines (born 4 September 1991)[1] is a British former speedway rider.[2]

Career history[edit]

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[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 
  2. ^ "Comets land kid Joe". News and Star. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-22. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Wolves nab kid Haines". Daily Mirror. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-22.