Georgie Wood is the first name on the Eastbourne IT First Eagles team sheet for 2016.
The Kent-based rider was named the club’s Rookie of the Year after a stunning first season so it is no huge surprise that he is back.
Wood started at reserve but such was his progress that he finished with an average of nearly seven points.
He only began riding speedway at the turn of the year but rapidly became a fans’ favourite with big scores both at home and away.
Club director Connor Dugard said: “Georgie’s first season was nothing short of sensational.
“He is a real talent and has a great future.
We are delighted to have Georgie back on board for 2016Connor Dugard
“We are delighted to have Georgie back on board for 2016.”
Dugard assured supporters Eastbourne were intent on hunting more trophies next year having landed the KO Cup, the Gold Cup and National Trophy last season and finishing second in the league.
“We intend building another winning team of racers who will thrill the fans,” he added.
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