Monday January 29, 2018
CONOR Dwyer is back for Cradley's National Trophy campaign - and has turned down a permanent third tier spot to do so!

The 24-year-old enjoyed some fine performances in Heathens colours last season and was desperate to be back at the club.

And despite Cradley's absence from the 2018 National League, Dwyer has sacrificed extra meetings of his own to represent the Heathens once again.

"That sums up Conor's dedication and commitment," co-promoter Gary Patchett said.

"He was keen to re-sign long before we knew what our situation would be this year.

"We were eventually able to explain what our position was and how that would affect Conor.

"He was aware that if he signed for another side in our half of the Trophy groups that that would rule him out of being able to ride for the Heathens.

"And even though he was offered a full team spot with another club in our group, he turned that down just so that he could ride for us in less meetings in the National Trophy.

"That's great news for us because we know what he's capable of on his day and he's great to have around the place.

"He's very keen and eager to learn and he's like a sponge when it comes to absorbing information and advice.

"He always gives it his all and it's his attitude in particular that helped his cause in making him very popular among the management and supporters alike last season.

"Conor had some really impressive meetings for us in 2017, particularly when he was at reserve, and we feel he can be an important part of our National Trophy campaign this year too."

Patchett also confirmed there are plans to hold a Meet The Riders Night before the club's first meeting.

"It may not be a full season for us, but the supporters still want to get to know the riders representing their club, Patchett said.

"There are a lot of new faces in the team that we've chosen and we still want to make them feel at home.

"We're currently working on a date for before our first meeting; the plan is to get everyone together to get that team spirit going."

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