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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Yorkshire South: Sheffield Stars

About the team

Original track was in Hillsborough Park, off Parkside Road, opposite Sheffield Wednesday FC.

The track was set in a car park, but the club were given permission to race there providing the inside & outside edges(house bricks)were removed after every event.

2nd track was at Wordsworth Avenue Recreation Ground, Sheffield 5, behind the petrol station and the Beagle Pub.

A purpose built track was built off Halliwell Crescent in 1970, but fell into disrepair in the early 1980s, eventually being abandoned, but not before being used by other clubs, including Stocksbridge.

The area was the subject of a multi-million pound development in 2005, which included the building of a new track on the site of the old one, and the area was renamed Cookson Park.

Raced in the Northern Premier League Div 2.

Raced in the Sheffield League 1973.

Team Honours.

1972 National Junior Team Champions, beating Whitley Rangers(Warks) 47 - 31 at Ivy House, Halifax, Yorks.

Speedway Riders.

Phil White raced speedway for Sheffield & Scunthorpe amongst others.

Riders

1970.

  • J. Berrisford
  • A. Birch
  • D. Birch
  • Jason Burke
  • Roy Carlton
  • P. Chapman
  • E. Farrell
  • John Gallagher
  • Shaun Gartland
  • Steve Gartland
  • Dave Goddard
  • P. Hastings
  • Ralph Hastings
  • Rob Hastings
  • P. Howe
  • S. Pashley
  • Danny Prior
  • T. Roebuck
  • Les Sheldon
  • Tony Smith
  • Chris Turner
  • Phil White

1975+

  • L. Ashton
  • Marc Ashton
  • N. Ashton
  • Paul Ashton
  • R. Brown
  • Martin Cain
  • M. Cole
  • David Cooke
  • S. Flanagan
  • Martin Gamble
  • D. Holland
  • J. Knight
  • S. Marsland
  • R. Mayo
  • Peter Shale
  • Graham Stringer
  • I. Willoughby
  • Mark Winwood