Monday June 26, 2017
BIRMINGHAM have won the race to sign talented teen Taylor Hampshire.

The 16-year-old was a member of the King's Lynn Young Stars squad until they withdrew from the league last month.

Since then he has made several guest bookings for a whole host of teams - and scored a crucial 9+1 for Birmingham in Wednesday's 46-44 home win over Lakeside.

The Surestop Brummies have fought off interest from other third tier sides and are delighted to confirm the capture of the 2016 Midland Riders' Development Champion.

Team boss Graham Drury said: "I feel this is an important signing for Birmingham for more than one reason.

"Firstly, both on and off track Taylor has got plenty to offer to the team and we feel he'll progress nicely with us at Birmingham.

"Even in the few meetings he has had, he's got better and better every time he's been to Perry Barr and we're sure he'll continue his development with us at Birmingham.

"His equipment is right up to scratch, he's eager to race and he's excited to be joining.

"Secondly, Taylor has chosen us over a number of other clubs - and that always means a lot and says a lot in the same breath too.

"Some other high profile clubs were interested in his signature, but naturally we're thrilled he has chosen us and we can't wait to get working with him."

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